Department of Merchandising and Fashion Design

Careers and Outcomes

Fashioning a career that fits

Fashion and interior design professionals are in demand. Your expertise will be sought out for these highly popular and creative professions.

Median salaries for fashion and interior design professionals in the United States are upward of $45,000. You can learn more about career and internship opportunities in these creative areas through the Career Center located in the College of Business Administration in Glass Hall. 

The “design professions” are great areas for those who want to work for themselves. Many recent graduates started their own companies, while others are providing design services for various local and regional companies.

Filling the demand

Right now, the demand for effective family and consumer sciences educators is far exceeding the supply. As an educator, you empower others to solve problems of the family and succeed in the everyday environment – teaching personal finance, parenting, critical thinking and healthy lifestyle choices. Students majoring in family and consumer sciences education benefit from Missouri State University’s annual Education Day, presented by the Career Center.

Interior Design fabric samples

Serger threads