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Weekly Career Profile: Fashion Designers

By January 9, 2013

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When you think about fashion designers, names like Michael Kors, Donatella Versace and Calvin Klein come to mind. In fact, most designers aren't famous. They spend their days creating apparel and accessories for big and small consumer brands. Some specialize in costume design.

If you are artistic, creative, have a good eye for color and are detail-oriented this could be a good option for you. While graduation from college isn't required, earning a bachelor's or associate degree in fashion design or a related field will make you a more competitive job candidate.

Learn about this occupation. Read Fashion Designer: Career Information. Get a job description and find out about typical duties. See what the US Bureau of Labor Statistics has to say about earnings and job outlook. To learn what this career is really like, arrange an informational interview with someone who works in it. For help deciding whether it's suitable for you, take the Should You Become a Fashion Designer? quiz.

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