College of the Arts
School of Fashion Design and Merchandising

Examples of Possible Careers*

Buyers and purchasing agents

  • -8.8% decline
  • 449,300 number of jobs
  • $66,690 potential earnings

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

  • 0.9% little or no change
  • 1,399,700 number of jobs
  • $62,070 potential earnings

Additional careers

  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Inventory Planner
  • Merchant
  • Sourcing
  • Product Development
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media
  • E-Commerce Specialist
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Merchandise Analyst
  • Allocation Analyst
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Creative Director
  • Event Planner
  • Stylist
  • Logistics
  • Retail Management
  • Marketing (Mall & Shopping Centers)
  • Trend Forecasters
  • Museum
  • Procurement (Buyer & Planners) - Government, Health, Entertainment, & Non-Profit), Fashion Media, and Editorial

Contact Information

Fully Offered

  • Kent Campus


Source of occupation titles and labor data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.