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Interior Design

What is 'Interior Design? (INTD)'

The Interior Design Program provides the student with aesthetic design knowledge and skills and a practical knowledge of retail and business procedures in the area of interior product retailing.  Job opportunities include positions as interior design assistants and consultants and sales personnel for local interior product retailers.

Is it for you?

According to the American Society of Interior Designers, "Interior designers need to be creative, imaginative and artistic. They also need to be disciplined, organized and skilled business people. Combining aesthetic vision with practical skills and knowledge, interior designers work with clients to develop design solutions that are aesthetically appealing, technically sophisticated and pragmatically satisfying."

Jobs and Salary Expectations

The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook predicts above average growth in interior design jobs for the next five years.  Median income for interior designers in 2006 (the most recent year surveyed) was more than $42,000.00.  The range of earnings started at $24,000.00 and went as high as $78,000.00, according to the handbook.  Approximately 26% of interior designers are self-employed.  The rest of the interior designers provided design services in architectural and landscape architectural services, furniture and home-furnishing stores, building material and supplies dealers, and residential building construction companies. Among salaraied interior designers, those working for architectural firms have the greatest earning potential.

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