All About Models
Example of Model Job Model garments or other apparel and accessories for prospective buyers at fashion shows, private showings, or retail establishments. May pose for photos to be used in magazines or advertisements. May pose as subject for paintings, sculptures, and other types of artistic expression.
List of Model Job Duties
- Apply makeup to face and style hair to enhance appearance, considering such factors as color, camera techniques, and facial features.
- Assemble and maintain portfolios, print composite cards, and travel to go-sees to obtain jobs.
- Inform prospective purchasers about models, numbers, and prices of garments, the garments’ designers, and where garments can be purchased.
- Gather information from agents concerning the pay, dates, times, provisions, and lengths of jobs.
- Display clothing and merchandise in commercials, advertisements, or fashion shows.
- Dress in sample or completed garments, and select accessories.
Model Needed Skills
Below is a list of the skills most Models say are important on the job.
Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Time Management: Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Related Job Titles for this Occupation:
- Artist’s Model
- Professional Model
- Agency Director
- Nude Model
- Clothes Model
Job Opportunities for Models
In 2016, there was an estimated number of 4,800 jobs in the United States for Model. There is little to no growth in job opportunities for Model. There will be an estimated 800 positions for Model per year.
The states with the most job growth for Model are Washington, Alaska, and Florida. Watch out if you plan on working in Iowa, Ohio, or Idaho. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.
Average Models Salary
Models make between $18,320 and $49,140 a year.
Models who work in Florida, New Jersey, or Ohio, make the highest salaries.
How much do Models make in different U.S. states?
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What Tools & Technology do Models Use?
Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Models:
- Web browser software
Becoming a Model
Individuals working as a Model have obtained the following education levels:
What work experience do I need to become a Model?
Who Employs Models?
The table below shows the approximate number of Models employed by various industries.
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