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MODELS: The Challenges Of Professional Trade Show Modeling

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These trade show models talk about the challenges they face on the job and the difficulty of balancing school with work.

Job Title: Trade Show Model

Job Summary: Models

Job Description

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.

On-the-Job Training

Long-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Models work in a variety of conditions, from comfortable studios and runway fashion shows to outdoors in all weather conditions. Schedules can be demanding and stressful, although some models may enjoy the frequent travel to meet clients in different cities.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$20,000 - $40,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Flexible, Irregular, Long hours, Varies Widely, Full-time, Part-time, Seasonal
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Outdoor, Travel, Physically demanding, Office, Remote
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Organizational skills, People skills, Adventurous, Artistic, Creativity, Networking, Strength/stamina

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Performing Arts
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