Career Attributes

  • $45,029
  • 1,900
  • 3.8
  • High school diploma
  • 3D Animation
More Attributes

Overview

Those who are considering a career in the model making industry must be artistic, be able to communicate effectively with others, and be able take an idea from a simple sketch to a full-blown three-dimensional piece. They must also have an eye for detail, the ability to understand scale, have patience, and be able to focus for long periods of time. They must also have knowledge and skill with sculpting, drawing and computers, and know how to use a variety of tools, machinery and materials including glue guns, resin and plastics.

Although there are no strict educational requirements needed for this career, having practical work experience or training can help individuals find employment in the model making industry. Employers prefer that model makers have design and model making skills and experience over a degree. Finding an internship or apprenticeship is one of the best ways of gaining experience in the field.

Although not required, getting a degree or taking classes in fine arts, design, sculpting, drawing, painting, ceramics, metal work, woodwork, model making, computer aided design and studio arts can be very helpful.

What are Model Makers like?

Artistic

Based on our pool of users, Model Makers tend to be predominately artistic people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Model Makers by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 172 CareerExplorer users

Are Model Makers happy?

76thpercentile

Model Makers rank highly among careers. Overall they rank in the 76th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Model Maker Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Model Makers

The most common degree held by Model Makers is Architecture. 15% of Model Makers had a degree in Architecture before becoming Model Makers. That is over 26 times the average across all careers. 3D Animation graduates are the second most common among Model Makers, representing 15% of Model Makers in the CareerExplorer user base, which is 55.5 times the average.

Model Maker Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Model Maker, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of Model Makers % of population Multiple
Architecture 15.3% 0.6% 25.5×
3D Animation 15.3% 0.3% 55.5×
Graphic Design 11.9% 1.4% 8.7×
Studio Arts 8.5% 0.5% 16.2×
Interior Design 8.5% 0.5% 18.6×
Fine Arts 6.8% 2.2% 3.1×
Film Video And Photographic Arts 6.8% 0.8% 9.0×
Game Design 6.8% 0.2% 36.5×
Mechanical Engineering 5.1% 1.7% 3.0×

Model Maker Education Levels

48% of Model Makers have a high school diploma. 36% of Model Makers have an associate's degree.

No education 16%
High school diploma 48%
Associate's degree 36%
Bachelor's degree 0%
Master's degree 0%
Doctorate degree 0%

How to Become a Model Maker

  1. Take the CareerExplorer Career Test

    Would you make a good model maker? CareerExplorer's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Jobs in your area
    • Loading jobs...
    View all jobs →

Find your perfect career

Would you make a good model maker? CareerExplorer's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

80% Match?
Take the free career test

Career Attributes

  • $45,029
  • 1,900
  • 3.8
  • High school diploma
  • 3D Animation
More Attributes