Wonder what types of positions an interior design degree will prepare you for? Before you have visions of starting your own design firm shortly after getting an interior design degree, set some realistic expectations about your career as you start out. An interior design degree will set the foundation for your career as an interior designer in an entry level position. You'll start at the bottom and work your way up. As you gain experience, you'll progress from a support role to one with more responsibility. Through years of dedication, hard work, and perseverance, you can run your own interior design firm if that is where you've set your sights.