We surveyed 2,806 models to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical model. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a model?

Low

High

Working as a model typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a model?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a model typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a model?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a model. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for models.

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Do models work full-time or part-time?

18% of models work in full-time roles while 82% work part-time.

Is being a model stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst models, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as a model?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a model.

How competitive is the workplace for models?

Low

High

Models tend to see lots of competition in the workplace, with desire to get ahead of co-workers being common.

Does being a model require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for models.

Are models allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Creativity is intrinsic to being a model, and a highly valuable part of the career.

Do models have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Models tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a model physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a model requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.

Are models exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, models tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being a model require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a model.

Does being a good model require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as models.