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Merchandise Displayers & Window Trimmers

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

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.

Knowledge

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

Skills

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

Abilities

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

Personality

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

Technology

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

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

Get started on your career:

Registered Apprenticeship

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$27,470
per year, on average
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