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* ELMI Occupation Profile - Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers *
 
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
(O*NET 27-1026.00, SOC 27-1026)
What they do
Plan and erect commercial displays, such as those in windows and interiors of retail stores and at trade exhibitions.
 
Also called:
Decorator, Display Associate, Display Decorator, Display Specialist, In-Store Marketing Associate, Merchandiser, Visual Manager, Visual Merchandiser (VM), Visual Merchandising Manager, Visual Merchandising Specialist
 
 
Wages
Vermont - 2020
Percentile1HourlyYearly
10% $ 12.59   $26,200  
25% $ 13.43   $27,930  
Median $ 14.81   $30,810  
75% $ 17.82   $37,070  
90% $ 23.34   $48,540  
 
Average $ 16.37   $34,050  
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Industries of Employment
United States - 2018
IndustryPercent of total
  • Self-employed workers
24%
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
17%
  • Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods
15%
  • General merchandise stores
11%
  • Clothing and clothing accessories stores
6%
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Knowledge
People in this career often know a lot about:
  • Customer and Personal Service
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Sales and Marketing
    Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Administration and Management
    Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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Skills
People in this career often have these skills:
  • Active Listening
    Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking
    Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking
    Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making
    Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Coordination
    Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
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Interests
People in this career often prefer these work environments:
  • Artistic
    Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
  • Enterprising
    Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Realistic
    Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
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Work Styles
People in this career will do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
    Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Cooperation
    Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Dependability
    Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Integrity
    Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Innovation
    Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
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Projected Employment
 Vermont
2018 employment 235
2028 employment 232
Annual percent change
(compounded)
-0.1%
Annual projected job openings
(due to change and separations)
24
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Education and Experience:
  • Typical education needed for entry
    High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation
    None
  • Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency
    Short-term on-the-job training
Based on BLS Education and Training Classifications
 
Job Zone
Medium Preparation Needed
  • Specific Vocational Preparation Range
    (6.0 to < 7.0) - A typical worker will require over 1 year up to and including 2 years of training to achieve average performance in this occupation.
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Education Level
How much education do most people in this career have?
Education level Percent of
U.S. Workers
Doctoral or professional degree
or post-MA certificate
  0%
Master's degree or
post-BA certificate
  0%
Bachelor's degree   18%
Associate's degree   15%
Certificate or some college,
no degree
  28%
High school diploma
or equivalent
  39%
Less than high school diploma   0%
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Abilities
People in this career often have talent in:
  • Visualization
    The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
  • Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity
    The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Fluency of Ideas
    The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
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Work Activities
In general, what you might do:
  • Getting Information
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Thinking Creatively
    Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Performing General Physical Activities
    Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Handling and Moving Objects
    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
    Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
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Detailed Work Activities
What you might do in a day:
  • Arrange artwork, products, or props.
  • Develop promotional strategies or plans.
  • Discuss production content and progress with others.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Train others on work processes.
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Tasks
On the job, you would:
  • Plan commercial displays to entice and appeal to customers.
  • Arrange properties, furniture, merchandise, backdrops, or other accessories, as shown in prepared sketches.
  • Change or rotate window displays, interior display areas, or signage to reflect changes in inventory or promotion.
  • Place prices or descriptive signs on backdrops, fixtures, merchandise, or floor.
  • Consult with store managers, buyers, sales associates, housekeeping staff, or engineering staff to determine appropriate placement of displays or products.
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