|Quick Facts: Models|
|2010 Median Pay||
$32,920 per year
$15.83 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Less than high school|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||1,400|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||14% (About as fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||200|
Models pose for artists, photographers, or customers to help advertise a variety of products, including clothing, cosmetics, food, and appliances.
Models work in a variety of conditions, from comfortable studios and runway fashion shows to outdoors in all weather conditions. Many models work part time and schedules can be unpredictable. Most models have periods of unemployment.
No formal education is required and training is limited. Specific requirements depend on the client, but 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 of models was $15.83 in May 2010.
Employment of models is expected to grow by 14 percent from 2010 to 2020, as fast as the average for all occupations. This occupation attracts many applicants, and competition for jobs will be strong.
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