Should You Become a Fashion Designer?

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Updated November 10, 2016

1. Which picture looks like something you could have drawn?

2. You and your friends are planning a party for a third friend. What do you offer to do?

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3. When you are asked to be on a committee or team, how do you react?

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4. How would you react if someone gave you a harsh critique of a dress design on which you worked hard?

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5. How quickly do you notice a friend's new haircut?

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9. What is the highest level degree you want to earn?

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10. What is the lowest salary you would be willing to earn?

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Should You Become a Fashion Designer?

You got: Don't Become a Fashion Designer

I got Don't Become a Fashion Designer. Should You Become a Fashion Designer?
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To determine whether you would succeed as and enjoy being a fashion designer, the questions on this quiz looked at your soft skills, or personal qualities, willingness to fulfill the educational requirements and whether you found the compensation acceptable. Based on your answers, it doesn't seem like this career is right for you.

Fashion designers need artistic ability and must be creative, of course, but listening and speaking, decision making and computer skills are also essential. In addition, they must work well on a team and be able to take rejection. They should also be detail oriented.

Most employers require those they hire to have a bachelor's degree in fashion design. ​Median annual earnings are $63,670.

Instead of becoming a fashion designer, look for a career in which you can use your strengths, and that has education requirements you are willing to fulfill. You must also find the earnings adequate. 

Should You Become a Fashion Designer?

You got: Fashion Designer Probably Isn't a Good Career Choice

I got Fashion Designer Probably Isn't a Good Career Choice. Should You Become a Fashion Designer?
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This quiz assessed the likelihood of your future success as a fashion designer. In looking at your answers to these 10 questions, it determined that you don't have enough of the soft skills you will need. You may also not be willing to fulfill all the educational requirements and the compensation may be lower than what you would like to earn.

Fashion designers must be artistic and creative, of course, but also need excellent speaking and listening, decision making and computer skills. They must work well on a team and not be devastated by rejection. They should also be detail oriented.

Most employers will hire only designers who have a bachelor's degree in fashion design. Median annual earnings are $63,670.

You should look for a career that makes use of all your strengths. You must be willing to fulfill the educational requirements and be comfortable with the compensation.

Should You Become a Fashion Designer?

You got: You Might Make a Good Fashion Designer

I got You Might Make a Good Fashion Designer. Should You Become a Fashion Designer?
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The questions on this quiz look at whether you have the soft skills, or personal qualities, fashion designers need to succeed. It also considered your willingness to fulfill the educational requirements and your desired compensation. Although your answers indicate this occupation is very likely a good match, it isn't a perfect one. You should look at what your weaknesses are before you decide if you should move forward.

Fashion designers must be artistic and creative. The ability to work on a team is essential as are excellent listening and speaking, decision making and computer skills. They should be detail oriented and must be able to take rejection.

You will need to earn a bachelor's degree in fashion design to work in this field. Median annual earnings are $63,670.

It is imperative that you thoroughly explore this occupation before making a decision. You can do this by reading job descriptions and conducting informational interviews.

Should You Become a Fashion Designer?

You got: You Were Born to Be a Fashion Designer

I got You Were Born to Be a Fashion Designer. Should You Become a Fashion Designer?
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Congratulations! According to your answers, you chose a suitable career. You seem to have most, if not all, the soft skills fashion designers need. You are willing to fulfill the educational requirements, and the salary is adequate.

Fashion designers need artistic talent and must be creative, of course, but excellent speaking and listening skills, decision making and computer skills are also essential qualities. They should also be detail oriented and work well on a team. They must have the ability to deal with criticism.

If you want to work in this field, you should get a bachelor's degree in fashion design. Expect to earn a median annual salary of $63,670.

While the results of this quiz show that fashion designer is a good career choice for you, you must learn everything about it before you go any further. Read job descriptions and conduct informational interviews with people who currently work in this field.

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