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Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
(SOC Code : 27-1026)
in California

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

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20171st Qtr$15.83$11.33$13.80$18.25

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2014 - 202413,00014,0001,0007.7410

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Clothing Stores 18,97115.6%
Grocery Product Merchant Wholesalers 4,4597.8%
Furniture Stores 4,9562.0%
Grocery Stores 14,8721.9%
Misc Nondurable Goods Merchant Whsle 3,0911.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9981.4%
Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing3,7071.3%
Sporting Goods/Musical Instrument Stores10,4361.1%

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About This Occupation (from O*NET - The Occupation Information Network)[Top]
Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Take photographs of displays or signage.
Plan commercial displays to entice and appeal to customers.
Place prices or descriptive signs on backdrops, fixtures, merchandise, or floor.
Change or rotate window displays, interior display areas, or signage to reflect changes in inventory or promotion.
Obtain plans from display designers or display managers and discuss their implementation with clients or supervisors.
Develop ideas or plans for merchandise displays or window decorations.
Consult with store managers, buyers, sales associates, housekeeping staff, or engineering staff to determine appropriate placement of displays or products.
Maintain props, products, or mannequins, inspecting them for imperfections, doing touch-ups, cleaning up after customers, or applying preservative coatings as necessary.
Consult with advertising or sales staff to determine type of merchandise to be featured and time and place for each display.
Assemble or set up displays, furniture, or products in store space while utilizing colors, lights, pictures, or other accessories to display the product.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Visualization - The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
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.

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