Fashion Design & Merchandising Careers
Fashion designers use their expertise in a range of areas that include publishing fashion magazines, fashion accessories, costumes, kids wear, pets’ attires, jewelry, and shoes. The creations of fashion designers come out with different seasons and accordingly incorporate various modes and collections. Fashion designers with knowledge of computer-aided design (CAD) tools and fashion technology are in high demand of the fashion industry.
To become a successful fashion designer, a student needs to earn an online degree in fashion that will improve their skills in textiles, sewing and tailoring, pattern making, and fashion history. Students can opt for online degrees at the Associate’s, Bachelors, and Master’s degree level.
In each of these programs, a student learns about color, textiles, fabric, ornamentation, design, and sketching. Apart from the basic fashion training, a student can also take additional classes on business and marketing. Most of these online programs stress CAD systems and programs that improves the career prospects of aspiring fashion designers.
Once they acquire their online degree in fashion, designers can work in cut-and-sew apparel manufacturing, apparel wholesalers and make their way up to the management level of design companies. According to the records of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the industry with the highest concentration of employment for fashion designers is working at designing mass-market clothing for department stores and retail chains earning them an average of $61,600
However, due to the high competitive nature of the fashion industry, the salary ranges can vary widely. The bottom ten percent of designers can expect to earn $32,500. Fashion designers with a strong portfolio and experience can find high-profile jobs under the top-notch employers for upwards of $130,890.
Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.
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