Models

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.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Artists' Models, Fashion Models, Fitting Models, Floor Models, Industrial Models, Photographic Models, Showroom Models, Specialty Models
Duties Model new clothing designs and accessories
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
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
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • Art
  • Speech
  • Theater/Dance
Experience Any modeling experience will be useful
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Conventional
  • Outgoing
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Performance
  • Music
  • and Acting
  • Public Speaking
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements Height, weight, and body measurement requirements apply, but opportunities exist for people of all shapes and sizes
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Supermodel
  • Model
  • Part-Time Model

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