Models

3.2/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
93%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
11.4%
by 2030
WAGES
$31,910
or $15.34 hourly
VOLUME
2,350
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 93% (You are doomed)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
There aren't any important qualities of this job that can't be easily automated
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Models' job openings is expected to rise 11.4% by 2030
'Models' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Models' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Models' was $31,910, or $15.34 hourly
'Models' are paid 23.9% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 2,350 people employed as Models.
This represents around 0.00% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Model garments or other apparel and accessories for prospective buyers at fashion shows, private showings, or retail establishments. May pose for photos to be used in magazines or advertisements. May pose as subject for paintings, sculptures, and other types of artistic expression.

SOC Code: 41-9012.00

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Rodrigo da Silva Guerra (Could go either way) says
I think people also like to relate to models as people, to know about their lifestyle, about their opinions and so on, as celebrities. Although I have confidence computers will be able to generate realistic artificial images, for some types of ads models will still be required. Perhaps the ones to be automated are those low paying, volume jobs for large web catalogues.
Nov 21, 2020 at 03:54 PM
Sebastian says
If they manage to break the "uncanny valley" then models will be replaceable because it will be almost impossible to distinguish the difference between a real person and extremely sophisticated AI combined with CGI. However, no one is remotely close to accomplishing this and this only applies to the digital side. A model has a very physical presence and realistic robots do not exist.
Oct 28, 2020 at 05:24 PM
Elif says
models are probably the least useful people in society. they don't necessarily have to be pretty or feminine they just have to be tall and skinny. modelling first will become more inclusive then gradually disappear. no human being deserves to make a living out of his body only! they should be encouraged to be more useful in society with the works of their minds.
Jul 15, 2020 at 02:56 PM
Your Girl's main man (Could go either way) says
robot playboy mags, yuck!
Jun 23, 2020 at 09:27 PM
zaira says
it will be horrible (╬▔皿▔)╯🤦‍♀️😢😢😢😢╰(艹皿艹 )
May 05, 2020 at 02:00 PM
my name is what my name is what my name is what my name is chicka-chicka-chicka slim shady (Highly likely) says
you could easily use cgi to create the perfect looking human
Mar 18, 2020 at 09:16 AM
bob you mom (Small chance) says
because robots cant have that natural beauty humans have
Jan 23, 2020 at 11:36 PM
Corrina says
Each photo nowadays is being graphically edited and the result is far from reality. People use filters and rather believe in/publish/look at their artificially "nicer" self. I can imagine just using specific details/data of real top models and building a digital one. The photo can be created without a real person still being realistic and perfect. That's why real models will be less likely necessary. Using digital figures will be/is cheaper than a real model and there will be/is a high demand for CGI artists.
Sep 10, 2019 at 09:48 PM
ItchyHeadRn says
You guys are missing the print. Models only exist because some rich person wants to have pretty people around them.
Jul 18, 2019 at 05:51 PM
Progressive (Could go either way) says
Not sure this is such a bad thing... Just means people will be required to use their brain to success in life
Jul 13, 2019 at 09:33 PM
Eve (Likely) says
Machine learning is creating some highly realistic people already. It seems highly likely for stock photos.
Apr 28, 2019 at 09:49 PM
Joe (Small chance) says
If this happens it will be horrible. Think photoshopping and irreal expectations are a problem NOW? Just wait
Apr 27, 2019 at 11:51 AM
Carter says
Agreed
Jun 09, 2019 at 03:05 PM
Progressive says
But then people will KNOW it's fake, rather than being under the impression that the highly photoshopped models we see today are real people who (girls/women) should strive to be like rather than being smart, kind, creative, athletic etc.
Jul 13, 2019 at 09:35 PM
Guro (No chance) says
It's literally just physical, human brains don't find "unhuman" things good looking, which is why realistic robots are unsettling. They don't actually look human.
Apr 23, 2019 at 06:41 AM
Someone says
I don't think this is about actual, physical robots but rather computer generated ones.
Apr 26, 2019 at 06:50 PM
jack says
check out https://thispersondoesnotexist.com
May 12, 2019 at 12:25 PM
Sebastian says
Your comment suggests that you know literally nothing about AI.
May 30, 2019 at 09:03 PM

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