Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

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What do they do?

Plan and erect commercial displays, such as those in windows and interiors of retail stores and at trade exhibitions.

Also known as:

Account Representative, Decorator, Display Associate, Display Decorator, Display Specialist, In-Store Marketing Associate, Merchandiser, Merchandising Representative, Merchandising Specialist, Visual Manager, Visual Merchandise Manager, Visual Merchandiser (VM), Visual Merchandising Manager, Visual Merchandising Specialist, Visual Presentation Manager, Visual Specialist

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 0.6%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #33 in job growth rate
  • 380

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #12 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (1.6%)
  • Master's degree (10%)
  • Bachelor's degree (48.9%)
  • Associate's degree (12.1%)
  • Some college, no degree (16.2%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (9.1%)
  • Less than high school diploma (2%)

Percent of workers in this field

★ You’re seeing education information for Merchandise displayers and window trimmers(1) because we don’t have information for Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers. Please note the information may not be the same for both occupations.

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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.
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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.
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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).
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • 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.
  • Develop artistic or design concepts for decoration, exhibition, or commercial purposes.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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