Interior Designers

Also Called: Designer,Interior Design Coordinator,Interior Design Director,Interior Designer

What they do:

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.

On the job:

  • Design plans to be safe and to be compliant with the American Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Coordinate with other professionals, such as contractors, architects, engineers, and plumbers, to ensure job success.
  • Inspect construction work on site to ensure its adherence to the design plans.

KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology

  • design
  • building and construction

Business

  • customer service
  • management

Arts and Humanities

  • English language
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture

Safety and Government

  • public safety and security

SKILLS

Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Social

  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

ABILITIES

Verbal

  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • create new and original ideas
  • come up with lots of ideas

Attention

  • pay attention to something without being distracted

EDUCATION

Preparation Required: High preparation needed
Education Typically required: bachelor's degree

JOB OUTLOOK

Salary:$51,500.00


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Colleges / Training Institutions with programs for Interior Designers

Oakland Community College -