The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for models will grow about as fast as the average for all careers through 2022, but job competition will be fierce because this career is attractive to so many people. The number of fashion models seeking jobs is far greater than the number of openings. A greater number of openings exist for artists' models, but their income almost never is enough to live on. Part-time work is easier to find than full-time work. The number of models working should increase as the economy becomes more global. Models from the United States are in demand around the world. Opportunities for male models should also increase as the public becomes more open to the marketing of men's fashions. Demand for racially and ethnically diverse models will grow as the U.S. population becomes more diverse and U.S. businesses expand into international markets. Most openings will occur as models quit or retire to pursue other employment or interests.

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