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Interior Design


  • Commercial Design Including:
    • Offices
    • Retail
    • Healthcare
      • Hospitals and clinics
      • Medical offices
    • Hospitality
      • Restaurants
      • Bars and Clubs
      • Hotels and Motels
      • Resorts
      • Theaters
  • Civic
    • Airports
    • Government Facilities
  • Residential Design
    • Single-Family Houses
    • Apartments
    • Condominiums
  • In-store Design
  • Design Specialties Including:
    • Bath
    • Kitchen
    • Lighting
    • Ergonomic Design
    • Green Design
  • Renovations
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Education


  • Design firms
  • Architecture firms
  • Design divisions of corporations/institutions
  • Carpet manufacturers
  • Furniture and home stores
  • Federal government departments
  • Colleges and universities
  • Self-employed

Areas Related to Interior Design

    • Those with training in interior design may pursue the following career fields if they have the right combination of experiences. Some areas may require additional training or graduate degrees. If these areas interest you, take relevant coursework, complete internships, and get involved in related activities to prepare for the fields. For example, someone trained in interior design who wants to work for a design publication should develop strong writing skills, consider minoring in journalism or English, work for a campus or community newspaper, etc.


  • Some related fields are:
    • Set design for stage and screen
    • Lighting design
    • Furniture design
    • Product development
    • Journalism, e.g. design magazines
    • Illustration/rendering
    • Computer rendering
    • Facility management
    • Historic preservation