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

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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, with or without clothes.
  • Record rates of pay and durations of jobs on vouchers.
  • Gather information from agents concerning the pay, dates, times, provisions, and lengths of jobs.


  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


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


  • listen and understand what people say
Flexibility, Balance, and Coordination
  • keep your balance or stay upright


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop Hot Technology
  • Trimble SketchUp Pro Hot Technology
Video creation and editing software
  • YouTube
Web page creation and editing software
  • Facebook Hot Technology
  • LinkedIn Hot Technology


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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