Interior Designer Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 66,500 Interior Designers in the United States. The Interior Designer job market is expected to grow by 4.5% between 2016 and 2026.

Interior Designer Employability Rating

D Sokanu rates Interior Designers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 8,600 Interior Designers. That number is based on 3,000 additional Interior Designers, and the retirement of 5,600 existing Interior Designers.

Demand for Interior Designers

Interior design services may be affected by fluctuations in the economy, such as decreases in consumer and business income and spending. Interior designers that possess formal training or have had some experience in green or energy efficient-design are expected to have better employability prospects. There is currently a demand for industrial interior designers in housing developments, offices, restaurants, hospital complexes, senior care facilities, hotels, and other large building projects. Research by the Advisory Council of the International Interior Designers Association suggests that clients in all markets will develop greater appreciation for the value of interior design work and increased respect for the interior professional’s expertise. To promote employee health and safety, businesses will rely more heavily on designers to create interior spaces that will positively impact workplace performance. Technology is also expected to impact the production of design materials and create the need for multidisciplinary design, resulting in a more competitive job market favouring professionals familiar and comfortable with technology.

Supply of Interior Designers

The Interior Designer industry is not particularly concentrated in any state.

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