Interior designers work closely with clients, home owners, businesses, architects, contractors, and tradespeople. They frequently work as members of a design team, primarily in architecture and interior design firms. This can be a highly competitive field, where use of the design process is critical to meeting project deadlines. Graduates will find employment in many areas, such as: residential design/architectural firms, kitchen and bath studios, furnishings, product sales, builders, and showrooms.
According to CAREERwise Education, 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. CAREERwise: "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."
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