Nature of the Work
Training and Qualifications
Training programs are available from professional design schools or from colleges and universities and usually take 2 to 4 years to complete. Interior designers are usually familiar with computer-aided design software and the basics of architecture and engineering to ensure that their designs meet building safety codes. Must be able to read blueprints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations.
Number of jobs: 54,900 (2012)
For Interior Designers, higher-than-average salaries can be found at Self-Employed, average employee average around $73K relative to the national average of $42K per year.
- New York School of Interior Design in NY
- California State University - Sacramento
- Ohio State University
- College of Southern Nevada