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Models
SOC Code: 41-9012.00

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

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.

Technology Skills

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

Tools Used

  • 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

Skills

  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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.

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

Education

Percentage of RespondentsEducation Level Required
88%Less than high school diploma
7%Associate's degree
5%High school diploma or equivalent

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.

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.

Wages & Trends

  • Median wages (2017)
    • $11.01 hourly, $22,900 annual
  • Employment (2016)
    • 5,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2016-2026)
    • Little or no change (-1% to 1%)
  • Projected job openings (2016-2026)
    • 800

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