I think that the interior design job is suitable for me because I enjoy matching and styling things. The definition of interior design, “The design and coordination of the decorative elements of the interior of a house, apartment, office, or other structural space, including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and sometimes architectural features” (Dictionary.com, Interior Design, 2018). I think that this definition goes along with the reasons that I want to go into interior designing because there is a lot of planning, sorting, and color organizing. I am a very organized person, so I think that this job fits my personality.
Interior design has a lot of hands-on activity like shopping for furniture and other materials for the environment I’ll be designing. I also like convincing people and having people like my opinion on how something may appear for the project. Interior Designers work in many different working conditions like houses, hotels, restaurants, etc. I think that it will be fun not having to sit in an office all day and getting to work with a bunch of different types of people will be interesting. They need to have a social personality because they will be working with tons of people, some may be cranky, irritating, bossy, etc. According to the career cruising website, “Most designers work between 35 and 40 hours a week”(Career Cruising, Interior Design, 2018). I wouldn’t be working everyday of the week it really depends on my clients and when they are free, so I might be working on weekends some of the time as well as the week. Interior Designers are really creative and spend their time studying over the project they are working on and shopping through stores for materials that they could use with their project.
They spend a lot of their time on the computer whether they are shopping or planning out a design, as well as spending time with people. “In general, they earn anywhere from around $26,000 to $91,000 a year. The median salary is just under $50,000 a year”(Career Cruising, Interior Design, 2018). This is the salary of an interior designer makes, which is good in the US. To become one you need to go to college for 2-4 years to receive a degree. Interior Design is a popular job and many colleges offer the design program. According to Career Cruising, after you are in the program, you will start by being a junior designer so kinda like being an intern.
Next, you will start lower in the design program but you will be a co-designer and start doing things by yourself. Finally, you will be a “senior designer” and will be working alone on your project and you have the biggest say in things. (Career Cruising, Interior Design, 2018).