Career Outlook

Fashion alumna Stephanie Perez working on designs for Wohali Outdoors.
Fashion alumna Stephanie Perez working on designs for Wohali Outdoors. Stephanie graduated from TWU with a double major in fashion design and fashion merchandising in 2014.

Whether you have a flair for design or an interest in merchandising and marketing, you'll find a variety of career opportunities in the dynamic, creative and challenging world of fashion. The fashion industry is made up of diverse, team-oriented businesses that depend on people who possess creative ideas, technical skills, product knowledge, high levels of energy and good business judgment.

1. Explore Fashion Design Careers and Fashion Merchandising Careers.

2. Take an in-depth look at the careers of fashion industry professionals who are responsible for the inspiration, conception, production, sales, distribution and promotion of fashion products.

  • Careers at the Primary Level
    • Trend Forecasters
  • Careers in Textiles
    • Textile Designers, Stylists and Colorists
  • Careers in Manufacturing and Design
    • Directors of Product Development and Design Directors
    • Merchandisers
    • Creative Designers
    • Technical Designers
    • Pattern Makers
    • Sourcing Managers
    • Production Planners
    • Piece Goods Buyers and Trim Buyers
    • Quality Control Managers
  • Careers in Sales
    • Manufacturers' Sales Representatives
    • Company Sales Representatives
    • Merchandise Coordinators
    • Retail Sales Associates

3. For more information about the current job market, visit Style Dispatch's Fashion Industry Employment Outlook 2017 and the National Retail Federation's Retail Employment Outlook 2017.

Additional Resources

Fashion and Textiles Program Resources

Fashion Career Search Sites

Fashion Industry News Sites