Sample 1 - State of California

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Floral Designers
(SOC Code : 27-1023)
in California

Design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$14.23$10.52$13.37$17.02

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 20204,1003,900-200-4.9130

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Florists 4,57848.1%
Grocery Stores 16,11112.9%
Lawn & Garden Equipment/Supplies Stores 3,1001.2%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Confer with clients regarding price and type of arrangement desired and the date, time, and place of delivery.
Plan arrangement according to client`s requirements, utilizing knowledge of design and properties of materials, or select appropriate standard design pattern.
Water plants, and cut, condition, and clean flowers and foliage for storage.
Select flora and foliage for arrangements, working with numerous combinations to synthesize and develop new creations.
Order and purchase flowers and supplies from wholesalers and growers.
Wrap and price completed arrangements.
Trim material and arrange bouquets, wreaths, terrariums, and other items using trimmers, shapers, wire, pins, floral tape, foam, and other materials.
Perform office and retail service duties such as keeping financial records, serving customers, answering telephones, selling giftware items and receiving payment.
Inform customers about the care, maintenance, and handling of various flowers and foliage, indoor plants, and other items.
Decorate or supervise the decoration of buildings, halls, churches, or other facilities for parties, weddings and other occasions.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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