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What are Jobs in the Fashion Industry?

Learn about the available job types in the fashion industry

What positions can you get with a College Degree? When most of us think of fashion jobs, models, fashion designers, and celebrities are the first people we think of who have these types of jobs. Models are spending their time walking the runways of the world modeling a fashion designer's wears while fashion designers network with other masters of their craft and to promote their product launches. Although we mostly hear about these glamorous jobs and rich lifestyles, there are also jobs for those who have a college degree and a passion for fashion. These jobs can be just as exciting as modeling or designing jobs.

Jobs as a Store Manager When all these new designer products are modeled and seen all over the world they need to go to places where they can be sold. A good way to get involved with these products is by being a store manager. If you have a degree in business management you can either own a specialty store or even a designer store.

Store managers get the added bonus of being able to see styles as soon as they're off the runway as well as be able to show customers the newest styles and trends from the designers in question. Store managers are also responsible for overseeing financial operations and scheduling staff to help with store operations.

Jobs in Marketing and Merchandising The reason we want the things we want is because of proper marketing. Marketing experts know how to get their messages out to a target audience, and know just the right words to say in order to press the right buttons. If you have a degree in marketing you will better understand how to market to a target audience or in marketing terms a niche.

While marketers help a company shape its brand or grow its influence, merchandisers are responsible for the commercials seen by the marketer's niches they have chosen to target as well as providing visual displays in stores or other retail outlets. Having a keen sense of fashion and style will go a long way in marketing or merchandising as it relates to fashion.

Jobs as an Magazine Editor In the same way that a fashion designer's brand needs to gain a sphere of influence in the spoken word, they also need writers and editors so that they can even appeal to a wider audience as well as make their promotional content readily available.

Fashion magazines, newspapers, and the recent popularity of online blogs need writers and editors to write and edit the content that the public wants to read as it regards to fashion. If you have a keen interest in fashion, know how to write well, and have a degree in journalism or english, writing or editing for fashion magazines and blogs might be for you.

Getting those coveted editing jobs isn't an easy task though for a recent college graduate. You may have to start first by being an intern for establish fashion magazines or blogs, writing fashion related articles for them and expanding your sphere of influence, and finally applying for an editing job once you have the desired experience.

Public Relations and Fashion Maybe you like being around people a bit more instead of working behind the scenes. A degree in public relations and knowledge in the fashion industry can help you enter the advertising world of fashion. Public relations individuals work in tandem with marketers and merchandisers to help spread the word about the newest fashion craze.

In today's day and age many public relations people are being sought who are social media savvy. If you enjoy twitter or Facebook and know how to use them effectively to advertise a fashion designer's brand you should think about a career in fashion public relations. If social media and print ads aren't your thing there are still launch parties, fashion shows, and other special events that need planning.

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