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Floral Designers
District Of Columbia

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Design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.

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Currently Employed: 98

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $9.63 - $15.72

Typical Annual Salary: $20,000 - $32,700

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Confer with clients regarding price and type of arrangement desired and the date, time, and place of delivery.
  • Plan arrangement according to client's requirements, utilizing knowledge of design and properties of materials, or select appropriate standard design pattern.
  • Water plants, and cut, condition, and clean flowers and foliage for storage.
  • Select flora and foliage for arrangements, working with numerous combinations to synthesize and develop new creations.
  • Order and purchase flowers and supplies from wholesalers and growers.
  • Wrap and price completed arrangements.
  • Trim material and arrange bouquets, wreaths, terrariums, and other items using trimmers, shapers, wire, pins, floral tape, foam, and other materials.
  • Perform office and retail service duties such as keeping financial records, serving customers, answering telephones, selling giftware items and receiving payment.
  • Inform customers about the care, maintenance, and handling of various flowers and foliage, indoor plants, and other items.
  • Decorate or supervise the decoration of buildings, halls, churches, or other facilities for parties, weddings and other occasions.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Fog or mist generators
  • Greenhouse irrigation equipment
  • Netting
  • Scissors
  • Secateurs or pruning shears

Technology:
  • Accounting software
  • Inventory management software
  • Procurement software
  • Time accounting software
  • Word processing software

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