What Can You Do with an Interior Design Degree?

Radek, what jobs can you get with an Interior Design Degree? I’m wondering, what can I do with an Interior Design Degree?

Just about anywhere there is an interior, there has been an interior designer at work: office buildings, restaurants, airport terminals, theatres, malls, hotels, hospitals, and the list goes on. This translates to a great need for interior design professionals. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics warns, “Keen competition is expected, because many talented individuals are attracted to this occupation.”

Also be aware that many interior design graduates will need to complete an apprenticeship program to gain experience before being completely marketable as a professional. It is also worth noting that some states require interior designers to be licensed.

Potential employers include interior design firms, architecture firms, furniture stores, interior decorating stores, hotels, restaurants, and resorts. Many interior design majors end up working for themselves and freelancing.

According to the BLS, employment of interior designers is predicted to grow 19% from 2008 through 2018, which is a faster than average growth.

Careers you can get with a degree in interior design include:

  • Furniture Designer
  • Furniture Gallery Manager
  • Interior Design Consultant
  • Interior Design Salesperson
  • Interior Design Sales Manager
  • Interior Design Store Manager
  • Interior Designer
  • Interior Designer Assistant
  • Lighting Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Trade Show Exhibit Designer
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