Career Opportunities in the Fashion Industry

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Overview

A career counselor-writer profiles careers in textiles, production/ manufacturing, retail, media, promotions, education, and other fashion-related areas (e.g., Web designer). Some 60 profiles include salary range, prospects (not always encouraging), prerequisites, a position description, career ladder, unions and associations, and tips for entry. Appended resources include US educational institutions, professional associations, periodicals, and websites. The foreword is by the acting director of career services, Parsons School of Design. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Vogt, author and head of Career Planning Resources, a counseling and consulting company for college students, has written a useful tool for vocational guidance. An entry in the publisher's "Career Opportunities" series, this book is essential for students and job seekers exploring a career in fashion, revealing varied career opportunities for those who are able to combine knowledge in the field, experience, and their own talent. In addition to an overview of the fashion industry, including the duties entailed in various jobs, it takes an in-depth look at the education, training, and certification prerequisites of 65 jobs in seven key areas. Multiple appendixes list relevant educational institutions, organizations, publications, and web sites. The bibliography lists additional sources of information for further reading. Offering vital information about the fashion industry, this resource takes a realistic and informed look at the industry and suggests "Useful Tips for Entry," recommending co-op programs, internships and "shadowing" to gain practical hands-on experience, and, of course, networking. For job seekers with a "passion for fashion" or high school students needing up-to-date career information, this is an excellent resource. High school and public libraries may want to add other titles in the "Career Opportunities" series to their reference collections.-Bobbie Wrinkle, McCracken Cty. P.L., Paducah, KY Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Gr 7 Up-Vogt does a creditable job of describing a host of careers in the fashion world and related industries. He includes details on more than 60 positions, from fashion designer to media buyer. He devotes two to three pages to each one, outlining duties, salary range, prerequisites, and possible career progressions. He breaks the field into seven categories: textiles, retail, production/manufacturing, education, media, promotions, and other fashion jobs. In a foreword, Angelia Wojak of the Parsons School of Design discusses the character traits needed to succeed in a tough industry, often with "intense and volatile" workplaces. Clearly written and arranged, this excellent overview will make a fine addition to career collections.-Carol Jones Collins, Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816046164
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: Career Opportunities Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.42 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Introduction ix
Acknowledgments xi
How to Use This Book xiii
Textiles 1
Fabric Librarian 2
Market Researcher, Textiles 4
Product Manager, Textiles 7
Sales Representative, Textiles 9
Textile Colorist 12
Textile Conversion Manager 15
Textile Designer 18
Textile Research Scientist 21
Textile Stylist 24
Production/Manufacturing 27
Accessory Designer 28
Costing Engineer 31
Cutter 34
Fashion Designer 36
Fashion Forecaster 39
Fit Model 42
Industrial Engineer 45
Marker Maker 48
Merchandiser 50
Pattern Grader 53
Pattern Maker 55
Piece Goods Buyer 58
Product Manager, Apparel 61
Production Manager 64
Quality Control Engineer 67
Sales Representative, Apparel 70
Samplemaker 73
Sewing Machine Operator 75
Showroom Sales Representative 78
Sketcher 81
Spreader 84
Retail 87
Boutique Owner 88
Buyer's Clerical 90
Cashier 93
Department Manager 96
Distribution Planner 98
Fabric Store Manager 100
Fashion Buyer 103
Fashion Coordinator 106
Merchandise Manager 109
Retail Sales Associate 112
Stock Clerk 115
Store Manager 118
Visual Merchandiser 121
Media 125
Fashion Editor 126
Fashion Illustrator 129
Fashion Photographer 132
Fashion Stylist 135
Fashion Writer 138
Promotions 141
Advertising Professional 142
Copywriter 145
Fashion Public Relations Specialist 148
Fashion Show Producer 151
Graphic Designer 154
Media Buyer 157
Print Model 160
Runway Model 163
Education 165
College Professor 166
Consultant 169
Wardrobe Consultant 172
Other Fashion Careers 175
Controller 176
Costume Designer 179
Database Manager 182
Human Resources Administrator 185
Tailor 188
Web Designer 191
Appendixes 195
I. Educational Institutions 196
II. Professional, Industry, and Trade Associations and Unions 210
III. Fashion and Apparel Periodicals and Websites 214
IV. Bibliography 219
Index 221
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