What do you do as a florist?
What do they do?
Florists create and design floral arrangements as bouquets, centrepieces, corsages, wreaths or other arrangements.
Florists sell flowers to individual customers through their own shops or wholesale large quantities to businesses, such as retail floral shops.
What qualifications do I need to be a florist?
You need to love plants and flowers to be a florist. You also need practical skills, creativity and artistic talent. Usually florists train on the job, often completing work-based qualifications. You may be able to start this job through an apprenticeship.
How much do you make working at a flower shop?
As of 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there are 47,180 florists or floral designers in the U.S. The top 10 percent earn an average annual wage of $36,740, which amounts to $17.66 per hour. The lowest paid 10 percent of florists earn an hourly wage of $8.27, which equates to $17,200 per year.
What does a florist do on a daily basis?
They generally work with plants in the retail level, selling all types of flowers to customers on a daily basis. The rest of the day is spent arranging bouquets for walk-in customers as well as taking special orders for birthdays, weddings and other special occasions.