Careers

Careers in Marketing & Fashion Marketing

Studying Marketing or Fashion can be rewarding and open doors to many different career options.

Job Postings

Marketing Career Paths

There are many rewarding and interesting job in marketing. Marketing can lead to many career paths and the following list is just some of the possible career choices you can pursue with an associate or a degree in marketing.

  • Advertising
  • Customer Service
  • E-Marketing
  • Logistics and Distribution
  • Manufacturer Sales Representative
  • Market Research
  • Merchandising
  • Product Management
  • Public Relations
  • Retailing
  • Sales
  • Small Business
  • Store Ownership and Management
  • Wholesaling

Projections Data from the National Employment Matrix

Occupational title SOC Code Employment, 2006 Projected Employment, 2016 Change, 2006-16 Detailed statistics
Number Percent
Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers 11-2000 583,000 651,000 68,000 12 PDF zipped XLS
Advertising and promotions managers 11-2011 47,000 50,000 3,000 6 PDF zipped XLS
Marketing and sales managers 11-2020 486,000 542,000 57,000 12 PDF zipped XLS
Marketing managers 11-2021 167,000 192,000 24,000 14 PDF zipped XLS
Sales managers 11-2022 318,000 351,000 33,000 10 PDF zipped XLS
Public relations managers 11-2031 50,000 58,000 8,400 17 PDF zipped XLS

NOTE: Data in this table are rounded. See the discussion of the employment projections table in theHandbook introductory chapter on Occupational Information Included in the Handbook.

Fashion Marketing (Merchandising) Career Paths

Fashion Merchandising can lead to many career paths and the following list is just some of the possible career choices you can pursue with an associate or a degree in fashion merchandising.

  • Assistant store manager
  • Assistant buyer
  • Buyer
  • Department manager
  • Distribution planner
  • Fashion consultant
  • Merchandising assistant
  • Personal shopper
  • Product development assistant
  • Retail sales
  • Sales manager
  • Showroom sales
  • Stylist
  • Visual merchandising assistant
  • Wholesale market representative

Job Outlook and Salaries

According to the U.S. Department of Labor http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos023.htm the job outlook for Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents is expected to have limited growth through 2016. A great source is athttp://www.payscale.com/research/US/Degree=Fashion_Merchandising/Salary

Purchasing managers, buyers, and purchasing agents: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos023.htm

Retail Salespeople: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos121.htm

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos233.htm

Projections Data from the National Employment Matrix
Occupational title SOC Code Employment, 2006 Projected
employment,
2016
Change, 2006-16 Detailed statistics
Number Percent
Purchasing managers, buyers, and purchasing agents 529,000 531,000 1,200 0
Purchasing managers 11-3061 70,000 72,000 2,400 3 PDF zipped XLS
Purchasing agents and buyers, farm products 13-1021 16,000 15,000 -1,400 -9 PDF zipped XLS
Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 13-1022 157,000 156,000 -200 0 PDF zipped XLS
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 13-1023 287,000 288,000 400 0 PDF zipped XLS
Retail salespersons 41-2031 4,477,000 5,034,000 557,000 12 PDF zipped XLS

NOTE: Data in this table are rounded. See the discussion of the employment projections table in theHandbook introductory chapter on Occupational Information Included in the Handbook