Important Job Skills for Interior Designers

Chastity Fabry

If you love design, decor, and creating cohesive color schemes, interior design could be an excellent career choice for you. A designer is hired by individuals, companies, and real estate agents to decorate spaces, such as offices, living rooms, or bedrooms. They take into account a client’s taste, budget, and the space itself to come up with a look that matches the customer’s needs.

As of 2018, interior designers earned a median salary of about $53,470 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Job growth for the decade ending in 2026 is projected at 4%, which is one of the largest growth margins of all the artistic professions. For those willing to steer their interior design efforts toward commercial healthcare facilities, the projected growth is significantly higher.

According to BLS, about 20% of interior designers are self-employed, and more than half worked for specialized design firms

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10 Interior Design Skills Every Profession Needs to Possess

Chastity Fabry

Online interior design certificate

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Think you have the skills it takes to become an interior designer? Whether your friends are always telling you that you have an “eye for design” or you’re ready to change careers, it’s worth considering the abilities one needs to land great interior design jobs. Creativity and passion are certainly high up on the list, but it’s a mix of artistic and business skills that will help skyrocket your career.

When entering into the interior design profession, the possibilities are limitless. While some designers specialize in residential interiors, there are also lucrative career opportunities in commercial interiors and home staging. And new sectors are always popping up. For instance, an increased focus on green and sustainable design has opened up a whole range of

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