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Also called: Art Model, Artist's Model, Figure Model, Model

What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.


Arts and Humanities
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • understanding people's reactions


  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • create new and original ideas


People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Social Orientation
  • Integrity


You might use software like this on the job:

Web page creation and editing software
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
Instant messaging software
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
Internet browser software
  • Web browser software


Education: (rated 1 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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