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Models - 41-9012.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Art Class Model
  • Art Model
  • Artist's Model
  • Fashion Model
  • Figure Model
  • Fine Arts Model
  • Model
  • Nude Model
  • Studio Model
  • Undraped Artist Model

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Apply makeup to face and style hair to enhance appearance, considering such factors as color, camera techniques, and facial features.
  • Assemble and maintain portfolios, print composite cards, and travel to go-sees to obtain jobs.
  • Display clothing and merchandise in commercials, advertisements, or fashion shows.
  • Dress in sample or completed garments, and select accessories.
  • Follow strict routines of diet, sleep, and exercise to maintain appearance.
  • Gather information from agents concerning the pay, dates, times, provisions, and lengths of jobs.
  • Hand out samples or gifts, demonstrate products, and converse with children and adults while dressed in costume.
  • Inform prospective purchasers about models, numbers, and prices of garments, the garments' designers, and where garments can be purchased.
  • Make many quick changes backstage during fashion shows and yet maintain poised appearance before audiences.
  • Pose as directed, or strike suitable interpretive poses for promoting and selling merchandise or fashions during appearances, filming, or photo sessions.
  • Pose for artists and photographers.
  • Promote products and services in television commercials, on film, or in videos.
  • Record rates of pay and durations of jobs on vouchers.
  • Report job completions to agencies and obtain information about future appointments.
  • Stand, turn, and walk to demonstrate features of garments for observers at fashion shows, private showings, and retail establishments.
  • Wear character costumes and impersonate characters portrayed to amuse children and adults.
  • Work closely with photographers, fashion coordinators, directors, producers, stylists, make-up artists, other models, and clients to produce the desired looks, and to finish photo shoots on schedule.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Answer customer questions about goods or services.
  • Deliver promotional presentations to current or prospective customers.
  • Demonstrate products to consumers.
  • Distribute promotional literature or samples to customers.
  • Explain technical product or service information to customers.
  • Model cosmetics, clothing, or accessories.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.

Military Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Impersonator, Character
  • Model
  • Model, Artists'
  • Model, Photographers'