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

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

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

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Instant messaging software — Instagram; Twitter
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software
  • Web page creation and editing software — Facebook Hot technology ; LinkedIn Hot technology ; Tumblr; Vine

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

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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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

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Detailed Work Activities

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

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Work Context

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

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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 counter and rental clerks, dishwashers, cashiers, furniture finishers, logging equipment operators, and baristas.
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Work Styles

  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • 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.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2015) $13.23 hourly, $27,530 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2014) 6,000 employees
Projected growth (2014-2024) Little or no change (-1% to 1%) Little or no change (-1% to 1%)
Projected job openings (2014-2024) 1,700
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2014)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data external site and 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "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, 2016-17 Edition.

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