A person who designs and coordinates the decorative elements of the interior of a house, apartment, office, or other structural space, including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and sometimes architectural features. They often use complex software to complete their designs.
A four-year bachelor's degree in interior design, drawing, computer-aided design, or a related field is necessary to obtain this position. A higher degree (master's) in a related field, which may take an additional two-three years to earn, would be more valuable.
There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.
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Many interior designers work for the specialized design services industry or for the architectural, engineering, and related services industry. About 25% are self-employed. This job may require meeting with customers on evenings and weekends.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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