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Merchandise Displayers & Window Trimmers

Also called: Display Associate, Merchandiser, Visual Manager, Visual Merchandiser (VM)

What they do:
Plan and erect commercial displays, such as those in windows and interiors of retail stores and at trade exhibitions.
On the job, you would:
  • Take photographs of displays or signage.
  • Plan commercial displays to entice and appeal to customers.
  • Place prices or descriptive signs on backdrops, fixtures, merchandise, or floor.


Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Engineering and Technology
  • design
  • computers and electronics


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • create new and original ideas
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath


People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation
  • Independence


You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • IBM Lotus Notes
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Graphics software


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
some college
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Registered Apprenticeship

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