All the indicators seem to be pointing to a rise in interior design jobs and careers within the next 10 years. And this makes sense – there has been an increase in the value of many different homes in the last few years, and also there has been a boom on television with different home-improvement related television shows.
Because of this, the demand for interior design has gone up. Homeowners are more aware of the impact and power of it and they are looking for people who can help them with designing their home. If you're thinking about a career in this field, there are a few things you first should consider.
Currently, one out of four interior designers are self-employed. So this is an option. If you are self motivated and can be your own boss, and do not want to work for anyone else, you can create a career that achieves all of these things. However, in addition to being an expert in the field, you also have to have good business sense and some salesmanship capabilities. Communication with your clients and potential clients is essential to success here.
Also, another 25% of all designers are specialized in a certain area. For example, there are those who focus on certain commercial industries, like the healthcare industry. Their main focus is on one area – designs in hospitals and healthcare institutions.
Specialization is becoming more and more common in all practitioners and areas of business, and this is no different in this field. So, consider a career in a specialized area of the field. This may be one of the best competitive advantages you have, as it relates to your employability and advantage in the workplace.
Other things you must consider are your own personal strengths. Are you a creative person, who has an intuitive ability to tie things together? Do you understand color psychology, and do you keep up with the latest trends? If not, you may have a lot of trouble being successful in this field of work. If you do not already have these abilities, or will have trouble learning them, then maybe it is wise to consider a career in something else.
In conclusion, I have given you some things to consider, as it relates to an interior design career.