An interior designer could work for various different types of companies, from architectural firms to design studios and even retail stores, providing services related to the interior design of buildings. The job typically includes deciding on the general scheme that’s going to be used in the current building, picking wallpapers, materials and other important elements that comprise the overall design, then coordinating the workers which are going to be tasked with the project in order to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Most universities and colleges offer degrees in interior design, and in some cases the degree could be combined with an additional one, still related to design or arts in some way. Generally, a Bachelor’s degree would be enough to get hired at most companies, though some high-ranking studios may require a Master’s degree from their candidates, especially for some better-paid jobs that require a more refined choice of working force.

Interior designers can earn between $31,000 – $50,000 a year, depending mainly on the company that employs them, and subsequently the amount of work they have to do. The job mostly involves manual labor, which is partly why the salary is seen as a relatively high by many people – plus, the health bonuses attached to it can be very attractive in many cases as well. One of the downsides of the job, however, is related to the universally low compensation for extra work, a factor which has been addressed numerous times by people working in the industry.