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Career and Education Opportunities for Florists

In general, florists design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Florist career.

STATES WITH Florist OPPORTUNITIES

Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in Art and Design

JOB DESCRIPTION: Florist

Florist video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Florists talk with clients regarding price and type of arrangements desired and the date, time, and place of delivery. They also inform customers about the care and handling of various flowers and foliage and other items. Equally important, florists have to arrange bouquets, wreaths and other items. They are often called upon to wrap and price completed arrangements. They are expected to decide on flora and foliage for arrangements, working with numerous combinations to synthesize and design new creations. Finally, florists perform office and retail service duties such as keeping financial records, serving customers, answering telephones, selling giftware items and receiving payment.

Every day, florists are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to distinguish between colors.