Florists are artists; they design and create arrangements of flowers for us to enjoy. Some arrangements are in vases, bouquets, sprays, or larger displays for a party or showcase.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A high school diploma or preferably an associate degree in business management, floral design/plant landscaping.
To pursue a career as a florist:
The following high school courses are recommended: Agriculture education, biology, horticulture, plant science, art, home economics, and business courses.
Where can I work?
You can work anywhere geographically. Most florist shops are small businesses. In larger cities you can find shops that specialize in large events or displays.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for a florist will be good over the next five years.
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