Number employed in 2006: 87,000
Percent change in 2016: -8.9 percent
Education/training: Floral designers generally aren't required to have a degree, and most learn their skills on the job.
2006 median salary: $21,700
Job outlook: The decline will mostly affect the wholesale market, as more shops purchase flowers and supplies directly from growers. Still, job opportunities will still exist because there is high turnover in retail floral design.
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(Globe Staff/David L. Ryan)