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41-9012.00 - Models

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.

Sample of reported job titles: Art Class Model, Art Model, Artist's Model, Fashion Model, Figure Model, Fine Arts Model, Model, Nude Model, Studio Model, Undraped Artist Model

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Knowledge  |  Skills  |  Abilities  |  Work Activities  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Work Context  |  Job Zone  |  Education  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Styles  |  Work Values  |  Related Occupations  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings  |  Additional Information

Tasks

  • Pose for artists and photographers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Gather information from agents concerning the pay, dates, times, provisions, and lengths of jobs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Follow strict routines of diet, sleep, and exercise to maintain appearance. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Record rates of pay and durations of jobs on vouchers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Report job completions to agencies and obtain information about future appointments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assemble and maintain portfolios, print composite cards, and travel to go-sees to obtain jobs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Work closely with photographers, fashion coordinators, directors, producers, stylists, make-up artists, other models, and clients to produce the desired looks, and to finish photo shoots on schedule. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Apply makeup to face and style hair to enhance appearance, considering such factors as color, camera techniques, and facial features. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Display clothing and merchandise in commercials, advertisements, or fashion shows. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Promote products and services in television commercials, on film, or in videos. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Make many quick changes backstage during fashion shows and yet maintain poised appearance before audiences. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Pose as directed, or strike suitable interpretive poses for promoting and selling merchandise or fashions during appearances, filming, or photo sessions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Dress in sample or completed garments, and select accessories. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Wear character costumes and impersonate characters portrayed to amuse children and adults. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Stand, turn, and walk to demonstrate features of garments for observers at fashion shows, private showings, and retail establishments. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Air brushes — Airbrushing tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Domestic hair dryers — Blow dryers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hair care supplies — Hair clips See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hair combs or brushes — Eyebrow brushes; Eyebrow combs; Hair combs; Teaser hairbrushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hair or curling iron — Curling irons; Hair straighteners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Makeup kits — Eye shadow brushes; Fan brushes; Powder brushes; Stipple brushes (see all 16 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manual pencil sharpener — Makeup pencil sharpeners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tweezers — Eyebrow tweezers See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Instant messaging software — Instagram; Twitter See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web page creation and editing software — Facebook; LinkedIn; Tumblr; Vine * See more occupations related to this technology.

* Software developed by a government agency and/or distributed as freeware or shareware.

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Knowledge

No knowledge met the minimum score.

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Skills

  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

No abilities met the minimum score.

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Work Activities

  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Explain technical product or service information to customers. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Answer customer questions about goods or services. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Deliver promotional presentations to current or prospective customers. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Demonstrate products to consumers. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Distribute promotional literature or samples to customers. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Model cosmetics, clothing, or accessories. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Contact With Others — 65% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 69% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 32% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 40% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 39% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 67% responded “Slightly close (e.g., shared office).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 33% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed
Education Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Related Experience Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
Job Zone Examples These occupations involve following instructions and helping others. Examples include taxi drivers, amusement and recreation attendants, counter and rental clerks, nonfarm animal caretakers, continuous mining machine operators, and waiters/waitresses.
SVP Range (Below 4.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
88   Less than high school diploma
7   Associate's degree
5   High school diploma or equivalent Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: AER

  • Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Related Occupations

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $9.60 hourly, $19,970 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 5,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Faster than average (15% to 21%) Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 2,100
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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Job Openings on the Web

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Sources of Additional Information

Disclaimer: Sources are listed to provide additional information on related jobs, specialties, and/or industries. Links to non-DOL Internet sites are provided for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement.

  • Models external site. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.

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