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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, Figure Model, Fine Arts Model, Life Drawing Model, Model, Nude Model, Studio Model, Undraped Artist Model

Tasks  |  Technology Skills  |  Tools Used  |  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, with or without clothes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Record rates of pay and durations of jobs on vouchers. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Follow strict routines of diet, sleep, and exercise to maintain appearance. 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.
  • 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.

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Technology Skills

  • Computer aided design CAD software Hot technology — Autodesk AutoCAD Hot technology ; Computer aided design and drafting CADD software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop Hot technology ; Autodesk Maya; Trimble SketchUp Pro Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • 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.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Video creation and editing software — YouTube Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web page creation and editing software — Facebook Hot technology ; LinkedIn Hot technology ; Tumblr; Vine See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.

Hot technology Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.

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Tools Used

  • 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.

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Knowledge

No knowledge met the minimum score.

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Skills

No skills met the minimum score.

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Abilities

No abilities met the minimum score.

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Work Activities

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Model cosmetics, clothing, or accessories. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Gather information about work conditions or locations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identify job or employment opportunities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Report information to managers or other personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Arrange artwork, products, or props. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Drive passenger vehicles. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Deliver promotional presentations to current or prospective customers. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 85% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 78% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 15% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 25% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 24% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 41% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 51% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 17% responded “Not important at all.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work Schedules — 45% responded “Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — 24% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 23% responded “Never.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 22% responded “Never.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
Education These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Related Experience Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include orderlies, counter and rental clerks, customer service representatives, security guards, upholsterers, and tellers.
SVP Range (4.0 to < 6.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
76   High school diploma or equivalent Help
17   Less than high school diploma
4   Bachelor's degree

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: AER   Want to discover your interests? Take the O*NET Interest Profiler at My Next Move.

  • 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

  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. 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.

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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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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2020) $15.34 hourly, $31,910 annual
State wages
Local wages
 
Employment (2019) 2,700 employees
Projected growth (2019-2029) Slower than average (1% to 2%) Slower than average (1% to 2%)
Projected job openings (2019-2029) 500
State trends
 
Top industries (2019)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data external site and 2019-2029 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2019-2029). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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Job Openings on the Web

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