Button showing picture of several people from different careers.
Button - Photo of several college students sitting at a table.
Button - Photo of High School Students taking a test.
Button - Photo of Business People Talking.
Button - Photo of woman thinking.
Button - Photo of Business People sitting around table talking.
Button - Image of Building Architect looking at Building Plans.
Button - Image of man and woman talking.
Button - Image of people shaking hands.
Button - Photo of two men and two women talking while seated at a table.

Models fall into the Artistic Theme Code Category of the Strong Interest Inventory®. The Strong Interest Inventory® Test is designed to effectively categorize career options and match people with their best-fit career based on their interests and preferences. Since its first release in 1927, a number of researchers have significantly revised the assessment. Today the Strong Interest Inventory® is widely regarded as the leading career inventory tool available. The Artistic Theme Code is all about a passion for art, writing, drama, music, and the culinary arts as a participant as well as a spectator. People who score highly in the Artistic Theme enjoy multiple aspects of these arts at work as well as in their free time.

Models are responsible for modeling garments or other clothing, apparel, and accessories for prospective purchasers. They may pose for photographers in order to have their photographs used in magazines or other advertisements, or may do so at fashion shows, private showings, or even retail establishments. Other kinds of models, who do more artistic rather than fashionable work, may also be the subject for paintings, sculptures, or other kinds of artistic expression. In some cases, modeling jobs may involve several costume changes, so they must be able to project different personae very quickly.

Modeling is a physically intense career, and requires an astonishing attention to detail. Models often have to multi-task, which may require collecting information about pay, dates, times, and lengths of contracts from agents or other hiring managers. They also need to follow stringent regimens for diet, exercise, and even sleep in order to maintain their appearance. Finding modeling jobs may involve assembling and maintaining a portfolio of photographs, and traveling to interviews around the country and around the world. This career is also highly social, as models need to work closely with large teams, including producers, stylists, makeup artists, photographers, and others to finish photo shoots on schedule and with exceptional quality. Most models are comfortable to some extent applying their own makeup and providing feedback to other professionals on their teams. They need to be creative to develop their own brand, and to strike suitable interpretive poses for promoting and selling merchandise.

Model Salary and Career Info

Read about a modeling career including information such as a model’s salary, daily tasks and other career information.

Models need to be comfortable using a range of beauty supplies, including hair dryers, curling irons, brushes, combs, and other hair care supplies, as well as tweezers, makeup pencils and sharpeners, and makeup kits. Furthermore, because so much promotion is done via social networking (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Vine, LinkedIn), they need to be able to use handheld, personal, and tablet computers, as well as smart phones in order to promote their brand.

Other than being socially perceptive, Models do not require any specific areas of knowledge, or specialized skills or abilities.  Being physically fit and being able to establish and maintain interpersonal relationships are Important. It helps for Models to be comfortable working with a broad range of personality types, from highly creative artists, to young children, to logistically-oriented managers and directors. Models benefit from being highly flexible, especially in terms of scheduling. Being dependable and reliable enables them to fulfill their responsibilities regardless of stress or other emotional or logistical challenges. They do not require specialized knowledge. Almost 90% of Models hold less than a high school diploma. An additional 5% hold a high school diploma, and 7% hold an associate’s degree.

Models’ salary ranges vary enormously around the country. In New York and California, both of which have enormous fashion and performance markets, median Models’ salaries are close to $40,000. With the highest-paid Models potentially earning over $100,000 per year. In much of the rest of the country, however, they rarely earn over $22,000 per year. The employment rate of Models is expected to stay relatively static around the country, though little demographic information is available, making estimations challenging. New Hampshire and Missouri are both expected to increase their market size, but because their estimated current employment is under 100 individuals as it is, the market is extremely competitive.

Below are some employment trends for Models:

  • Median Model Salary: $13.23/hour; $27,530 annually
  • Employment: 6,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2014-2022): little to no change (-1% to 1%)
  • Projected job openings (2014-2022): 1,700
[Information retrieved from Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2014-2022 employment projections]

 

Visit Our Strong Interest Inventory® Resource Page

Visit Our Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Career Resource Database for Information on MBTI® Personality Type Careers

To Learn More About the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, visit our About MBTI Test Page

 

Gain access to your best-fit careers, occupational preferences and interests with these career based Strong Interest Inventory® Assessments:

  • Strong Interest Inventory® & MBTI® Combined Career Report + Strong College Edition Profile

    $84.95 Add to cart

    Choose a college major that works best with your interests, and then plan a rewarding career to follow your college career.

    You’ll start college off right with knowledge on applying your interests and preferences to college majors and receive a detailed depiction of how your ideal career will mature if you work toward success. With the Strong Interest Inventory® & MBTI® Combined Career Report and the Strong College Edition Profile, you’ll set yourself up for success throughout college and into your career after graduation.

    Download sample Strong Interest Inventory® & MBTI® Combined Career Report + Strong College Profile

  • Strong Interest Inventory® & MBTI® Combined Career Report + Strong Profile

    $84.95 Add to cart

    Use knowledge about your interests, preferences and personality type to start your optimal career and formulate a plan to achieve your dream job.

    With the information obtained about yourself from your MBTI® personality type and your Strong Interest Inventory® Report, you’ll learn about how your personality, as well as your interests and preferences, can be used in your life and career to provide fulfillment and happiness. Discover occupations that work with what you like and enjoy, and learn how your personality influences your mental processes and preferences.

    Download sample Strong Interest Inventory® & MBTI® Combined Career Report Plus Strong Profile
    Download sample Strong Profile

  • Strong Interest Inventory® & MBTI® Combined Career Report + Strong College Edition Profile

    $84.95 Add to cart

    Choose a college major that works best with your interests, and then plan a rewarding career to follow your college career.

    You’ll start college off right with knowledge on applying your interests and preferences to college majors and receive a detailed depiction of how your ideal career will mature if you work toward success. With the Strong Interest Inventory® & MBTI® Combined Career Report and the Strong College Edition Profile, you’ll set yourself up for success throughout college and into your career after graduation.

    Download sample Strong Interest Inventory® & MBTI® Combined Career Report + Strong College Profile

  • Strong Interest Inventory® Interpretive Report

    $62.50 Add to cart

    Delve deeper into what your interests, hobbies, favorite topics, and locations can mean for your career and personal life with the help of this extensive and personalized Strong profile.

    Your Strong Interest Inventory® Interpretive Report starts with the same foundational information found in the Strong Interest Inventory Profile, but goes even further into analyzing your likes and dislikes by offering you a detailed look at how following your interests and preferences can help you lead a more fulfilling, satisfied life. The report presents you with the closest matched occupations for people with your interests, an in-depth breakdown of certain areas matched to your Strong Interest Inventory test results, and insight into your likes and dislikes.

    Download sample Strong Interest Inventory® Interpretive Report

  • Strong Interest Inventory® Profile

    $52.50 Add to cart

    Mold your future success by choosing a career that accurately reflects your interests, preferences,  favorite topics as well as your likes and dislikes with the help of this profile.

    Direct your future based on what you like and enjoy, providing you with a happier, more fulfilling life and career. The Strong Interest Inventory® Profile uses an extensive analysis of your interests and preferences to guide you towards a career that best suits who you are on a personal level. Depending on your likes and dislikes compared to others in specified fields, you may find a fulfilling career previously unthought-of, helping guide you down the road to success and happiness.

    Download sample Strong Interest Inventory® Profile

  • Strong Interest Inventory® & Skills Confidence Profile + Strong Interpretive Report

    $72.50 Add to cart

    Discover your interests and preferences as well as your confidence in your abilities to use these interests to your advantage.

    Your strengths, interests, and preferences, when understood and well known, can lead you toward a successful and satisfying career. With this custom package, you’ll learn which occupations, strengths, and skills work best with your likes and dislikes and how confident you are in your ability to fulfill the needs of certain occupations, allowing you to formulate a career path that you’ll enjoy for years to come with the help of the Strong Interest Inventory test.

    Download sample Strong Interest Inventory® & Skills Confidence Profile + Strong Interpretive Report

  • Strong_iStartSTRONG

    iStartStrong™ Report

    $39.95 Add to cart

    Plan your future career based on your interests and preferences, leading you down the path to a successful work and personal life.

    Use your interests, preferences, and favorite subjects and leisure activities to assess which career or career field works best with who you are and what you like. Through the web-interactive and thorough iStartStrong™ report, you’ll get set off on the right foot toward finding a career that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

    Download Sample iStartStrong™ Report

 

Explore our Strong Interest Inventory® Blog Pages:

 

Assessment Categories

 

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org