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.
- Keen competition is expected for jobs because many talented individuals are attracted to this occupation.
- Self employment is common; many interior designers work in small firms or on a contract basis.
- Postsecondary education—either an associate or a bachelor's degree—is necessary for entry-level positions; some States license interior designers.