According to ISEEK, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, employment for interiors designers is expected to grow 19.3 percent in the U.S. and 16.1 percent in Minnesota by the year 2020. ISEEK: "Competition for jobs is expected to be strong. Many talented people are attracted to careers as designers. People with little or no formal training in interior design will find it hard to establish a career."
Acquiring a solid, industry-driven education in commercial, kitchen and bath, and residential design gives DCTC interior design students a powerful competitive advantage. U.S. DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics: "Many interior designers work for the specialized design services industry or for architectural, engineering, and related services industries. In 2010, about 30 percent were self-employed."
Potential Job Titles
- Commercial Interior Designer
- Kitchen and Bath Designer
- Residential Interior Designer
- Interior Design Coordinator
- Facilities Coordinator
- Store Planner
Salary Data *
- Average Wage: $20.89/hour
- Top Earners: $40.90/hour
- * Source: ISEEK: Minneapolis-St. Paul seven-county metro area, 2014
Gainful Employment Report
- Interior Design - Diploma 64 credits