Interior Designer

Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications

Description of Career

Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.

Salary Range

National : $52,100 - $84,900

Job Outlook

Employment of interior designers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Designers will be needed to respond to consumer expectations that the interiors of homes and offices meet certain conditions, such as being environmentally friendly and more easily accessible.

Pros and Cons of the Job

Pros of the Job:

  • Creative Process
  • Advancement
  • Interaction

Cons of the Job:

  • Payment
  • Difficult Clients
  • Stress

Responsibiltes of the Job

Confer with client to determine factors affecting planning interior environments, such as budget, architectural preferences, and purpose and function. Select or design, and purchase furnishings, art works, and accessories. Use computer-aided drafting (CAD) and related software to produce construction documents.

Best Colleges for this Job

  • College 1 New York School of Interior Design

    • Cost Per Year: $49,040

  • College 2 Syracuse University ; New york

    • Cost Per Year $38,970

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