Models display a wide variety of products and services in print, such as magazines and newspapers; television; and live marketing. Industrial models are used in all advertising media to sell every kind of product or service imaginable. Fashion models display clothing and fashion accessories in fashion shows, apparel catalogs, and retail stores. A small segment of the modeling field is devoted to posing for commercial and fine artists. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that only about 5,470 models are employed in the United States.

Quick Facts
Duties Model new clothing designs and accessories
Alternate Title(s) Artists' Models, Fashion Models, Fitting Models, Floor Models, Industrial Models, Photographic Models, Showroom Models, Specialty Models
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are best in large cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, London, and Paris
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Art
  • Speech
  • Theater/Dance
Experience Any modeling experience will be useful
  • Interpersonal
  • Performance
  • Music
  • and Acting
  • Public Speaking
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Conventional
  • Outgoing
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements Height, weight, and body measurement requirements apply, but opportunities exist for people of all shapes and sizes
Career Ladder
  • Supermodel
  • Model
  • Part-Time Model

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