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Floral Designers - 27-1023.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Designer
  • Floral Artist
  • Floral Clerk
  • Floral Department Specialist
  • Floral Designer
  • Florist
  • Wedding Decorator

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Conduct classes or demonstrations, or train other workers.
  • Confer with clients regarding price and type of arrangement desired and the date, time, and place of delivery.
  • Create and change in-store and window displays, designs, and looks to enhance a shop's image.
  • Decorate, or supervise the decoration of, buildings, halls, churches, or other facilities for parties, weddings and other occasions.
  • Deliver arrangements to customers, or oversee employees responsible for deliveries.
  • Grow flowers for use in arrangements or for sale in shop.
  • Inform customers about the care, maintenance, and handling of various flowers and foliage, indoor plants, and other items.
  • Order and purchase flowers and supplies from wholesalers and growers.
  • Perform general cleaning duties in the store to ensure the shop is clean and tidy.
  • Perform office and retail service duties, such as keeping financial records, serving customers, answering telephones, selling giftware items, and receiving payment.
  • Plan arrangement according to client's requirements, using knowledge of design and properties of materials, or select appropriate standard design pattern.
  • Select flora and foliage for arrangements, working with numerous combinations to synthesize and develop new creations.
  • Trim material and arrange bouquets, wreaths, terrariums, and other items, using trimmers, shapers, wire, pins, floral tape, foam, and other materials.
  • Unpack stock as it comes into the shop.
  • Water plants, and cut, condition, and clean flowers and foliage for storage.
  • Wrap and price completed arrangements.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Arrange artwork, products, or props.
  • Arrange delivery of goods or services.
  • Confer with clients to determine needs.
  • Construct distinctive physical objects for artistic, functional, or commercial purposes.
  • Develop artistic or design concepts for decoration, exhibition, or commercial purposes.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Maintain records, documents, or other files.
  • Provide educational information to the public.
  • Select materials or props.
  • Train others on work processes.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Services (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Floral Designer

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Artificial-Foliage Arranger
  • Floral Designer