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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

27-1022 Fashion Designers



Design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 24025$32.38/hr$21.16/hr$21.17/hr$21.17/hr$50.22/hr$50.50/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/A$19.08/hr
Professional and Business Services80$50.43/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Minnesota N/A$19.08/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 240$21.17/hr6.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 240$21.17/hrN/A


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Floral Designers 670$14.67/hr-15.8%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 5,780$25.24/hr3.6%
Special Effects Artists and Animators 180$31.78/hr7.2%


  • Examine sample garments on and off models, modifying designs to achieve desired effects.
  • Design custom clothing and accessories for individuals, retailers, or theatrical, television, or film productions.
  • Read scripts and consult directors and other production staff to develop design concepts and plan productions.
  • Collaborate with other designers to coordinate special products and designs.
  • Provide sample garments to agents and sales representatives, and arrange for showings of sample garments at sales meetings or fashion shows.
  • Select materials and production techniques to be used for products.
  • Direct and coordinate workers involved in drawing and cutting patterns and constructing samples or finished garments.
  • Attend fashion shows and review garment magazines and manuals to gather information about fashion trends and consumer preferences.
  • Test fabrics or oversee testing so that garment care labels can be created.
  • Identify target markets for designs, looking at factors such as age, gender, and socioeconomic status.