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How To Become A Florist


Do you love floral design? Do you see yourself working in an industry that makes people smile, serving customers and creating splendid floral creations? Perhaps the floristry industry is for you!

To become a florist you do need more than just a casual interest; you will need a mix of floral industry experience, floristry training and the right attitude. The right attitude is not only desired it’s essential.

Florists view their work  as a vocation, it comes from a deep centred love of the craft, the materials and the industry. While having formal post-secondary training is advantageous it is not typically necessary but it can certainly help develop the necessary skills, competencies and knowledge.

If you want to become a florist you may first want to ask yourself WHY you want to become one, to get to a deeper reason. Like any future career path it will involve a commitment of time, energy and finances. So before you do so you’ll want to make sure it’s a good fit for skills, current interests and personality traits.

If you want to learn more about your personality traits here is a free personal trait quiz (it’s scarily accurate!).

Test Yourself:

Overall can you say YES to these questions?

  • Do you enjoy learning about design?
  • Do you have a keen interest in floral design?
  • Can you work nimbley and skilfully with hands on crafting?
  • Do you have an interest in career field that offers the possibility of self-employment?
  • Are you are willing to learn all aspects of the floral industry

If you answered YES to most of the questions and you’re interested in a career as a florist but don’t know where to start, this florist career guide will teach you just about everything you need to get started.

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