Florist Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 55,000 Florists in the United States. The Florist job market is expected to shrink by -6.5% between 2016 and 2026.

Florist Employability Rating

F Sokanu rates Florists with a F employability rating, meaning this career should provide poor employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 2,000 Florists. That number is based on the retirement of 5,600 existing Florists.

Demand for Florists

Although there is a need for floral arrangements to be made for events such as anniversaries, weddings, and funerals, the need for floral designers is expected to go down. This is due to the number of florist shops and grocery stores that offer floral decorations and loose cut flowers (not to mention how many floral businesses there are online). All these avenues make it more convenient for customers to purchase flowers, thus lessening the number of visits people make to florist shops. As a result, employment of florists is projected to go down by 11 percent in florist shops and grow 5 percent in grocery stores.

Supply of Florists

The Florist industry is not particularly concentrated in any state.

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