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Employment Prospects


Approximately 44,350 floral designers are employed in the United States. Small, independently owned flower shops are common employers of florists. Large, national chains, such as Teleflora and FTD, supply additional jobs. Flower departments, now a staple in larger grocery stores, employ about 17 percent of floral designers. Approximately 65 percent of florists work in florist shops, and 23 percent of floral designers are self-employed. 

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