Interior Design Careers

Make a living AND make a difference.

As a graduate of the Interior Design program, you’ll be prepared to plan the space and furnish the interiors of private homes, public buildings, business and institutional facilities, including offices, restaurants, retail establishments, hospitals, hotels and theaters. You may work in an architectural or interior design firm, a retail furniture or lighting store, a furniture manufacturer, or a contract furniture dealership. You may design offices, retail spaces, hospitals, and restaurants.

Possible Careers

 
  • Interior Designer
  • Hospitality Designer
  • Health Care Designer
  • Residential Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Retail Designer
  • Exhibition/Showroom Designer
  • Design Consultant
  • Manufacturer Representative

Where KCAD Interior Design alumni work

 

Where KCAD Interior Design alumni have attended graduate school

 
  • Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, MI) – Masters in Management
  • New School of Architecture and Design (San Diego, CA) – Master of Architecture
  • Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) – Master of Education, Adult and Higher Level Education
  • University of Colorado (Denver, CO) – Master of Architecture
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) – Master of Environmental Design
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) – Master of Arts, Interior Design/Facilities Management
  • Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI) – Master of Business Administration
  • Saginaw Valley State University (Saginaw, MI) – Master of Arts, Communications and Digital Media
  • Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) – Master of Education
  • University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI) – Master of Architecture
  • Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI) – Master of Design
  • New York School of Interior Design (New York, NY) – Master of Professional Studies, Healthcare Design

Average Yearly Income

 
  • Interior Designer - $55,510 national, $45,200 Michigan
  • Set/Exhibit Designer - $54,920 national, $34,110 Michigan
  • Wholesale and Retail Buyers - $59,270 national, $50,440 Michigan

National income statistics source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

State income statistics source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates - Michigan

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