Models pose for artists, customers, or photographers to help advertise a variety of products, including clothing, cosmetics, food, and appliances.
Models work in a variety of conditions, from comfortable indoor studios and runway fashion shows to outdoors in all weather conditions. Most models work part time and have unpredictable work schedules. Many also experience periods of unemployment.
No formal educational credential is required and training is limited. Specific requirements depend on the client. However, most models must be within certain ranges for height, weight, and clothing size to meet the needs of fashion designers, photographers, and advertisers.
The median hourly wage for models was $13.23 in May 2015.
Employment of models is projected to show little or no change from 2014 to 2024. This occupation attracts many applicants, and competition for jobs will be strong.
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