An online master's degree in interior design qualifies graduates for senior level interior design positions at corporations and design firms. New hires may have to work at the entry level for up to a year. Degree holders may also become consultants or join interior design teams as freelancers. The . Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of interior designers will grow 4% from 2014-2024 ( ). According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2015, interior designers earned a median annual salary of $48,840.