Employment of floral designers is expected to decline by 9 percent from 2010 to 2020. The need for floral designers is expected to decline as people buy fewer elaborate floral decorations.
Floral designers are largely concentrated in florist shops, where overall employment is expected to decline. Customers are purchasing fewer elaborate floral decorations from such shops, and increasingly buying loose cut fresh flowers from grocery stores and general merchandise stores. As a result, employment of floral designers is expected to decline 29 percent in florist shops and increase 8 percent in grocery stores.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition