Fashion Designers

General Information

Description

Design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit74.31%
  2. Self-employed19.87%
  3. Private, not for profit4.52%
  4. State and local government1.18%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of fashion designers is projected to show little or no change from 2020 to 2030. Despite limited employment growth, about 2,500 openings for fashion designers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$75,810

State-by-state Salary

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$102,300
$40,200
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Associate's degree 36%
  • Some college 25%
  • Bachelor's degree 23%
  • First professional degree 8%
  • High school 3%
  • Less than high school 1%
  • Post-secondary certificate 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Design
  • English Language
  • Administration and Management
  • Production and Processing
  • Sales and Marketing

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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