There are currently an estimated 55,000 florists in the United States. The florist job market is expected to shrink by -6.5% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are florists?
CareerExplorer rates florists with a F employability rating, meaning this career should provide poor employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 2,000 florists. That number is based on the retirement of 5,600 existing florists.
Are florists in demand?
Although there is a need for floral arrangements to be made for events such as anniversaries, weddings, and funerals, the need for floral designers is expected to go down. This is due to the number of florist shops and grocery stores that offer floral decorations and loose cut flowers (not to mention how many floral businesses there are online). All these avenues make it more convenient for customers to purchase flowers, thus lessening the number of visits people make to florist shops. As a result, employment of florists is projected to go down by 11 percent in florist shops and grow 5 percent in grocery stores.
What’s the supply of florists?
The florist industry is concentrated in California, Texas, Florida
Florist job market by state
|State Name||Employed Florists|
|District of Columbia||130|