Career Opportunities in Interior Design

West Valley College prepares graduates for successful careers in residential and commercial design, as well as related areas such as lighting, display, sales, professional showroom management, facilities design and management

Residential Design - Interior designers who work in this area plan functional and aesthetically pleasing home environments.
Designers often work in residential design firms, in the design studio's of large department stores or in furniture stores.

Commercial Design - Commercial designers plan the interior spaces of offices, banks, hotels, restaurants, retail stores libraries, and schools. These designers work for interior design firms, architects, large corporate facilities, or institutions such as hospital's or universities.
Interior Design training at West Valley College can lead to a variety of exciting career opportunities:

  • Residential Design
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Facilities Management
  • Furniture Design
  • Healthcare Design
  • Hospitality Design
  • Kitchen and Bath Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Restaurant Design
  • Retail Design
  • Space Planning
  • Textile Design

In addition, design careers are found in education, research, historic preservation, and many other specialized areas.

To learn more about specialities within the interior design profession, or Interior Design jobs click here and visit IIDA's website, or click here and visit ASID's website.

West Valley College's Career Program Center offers work experience programs. Job postings are also available directly through the Interior Design Department. The faculty are here to guide you as you network with resource people including the Interior Design Advisory Board Members, visiting Interior Design professionals, alumni contacts, and other industry professionals.

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