Fashion Merchandising: Associate in Science - Careers

Fashion Merchandising Degree Employment Opportunities

Fashion merchandising degree careers are available across the United States, employing individuals around the country in both large cities and small towns. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment among first line supervisors and managers in the clothing, accessory, and general merchandise store category is expected to grow 17% percent through 2020. Further, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that many retailers prefer to hire persons with an associate’s or bachelor's degree in marketing, merchandising, or business as management trainees or assistant managers.

Employment opportunities Fashion Merchandising graduates are prepared for include:

  • Buyers
  • Sales Management
  • Retail Operations Management
  • Merchandisers
  • Retail Promotions
  • Vendor Relations Specialists
  • ...and many more

Employers who have hired SNHU students and graduates include Coach, Timberland, Reebok International, Jessica McClintock, Kenneth Cole, Macy’s and Saks.
Visit our Career Development Center online to learn more about career opportunities in Fashion Merchandising.

Resources for a Fashion Merchandising Career

The world of fashion contains many employment opportunities. Those seeking a career in fashion would do well to consider the opportunities presented in the field of fashion merchandising. Use the links below to learn more about a career in fashion merchandising.

Fashion Careers

Career OneStop
Site maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration and provides a wealth of information regarding occupations, required skills, earnings and qualifications of many positions appropriate for someone with an AS in Fashion Merchandising.

Occupational Employment Handbook
Maintained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, this source provides position descriptions, job growth estimates and earnings information.

Professional Associations

Fashion Group International
This group focuses on the business of fashion highlighting fashion industry related trends and professional development.

National Retail Federation
The world's largest retail trade association focuses on meeting the needs of retailers of all types with information regarding trends, industry research, products and services.

National Association for Retail Marketing Services
The NARM is a trade association focusing on meeting members needs with information regarding industry trends, professional opportunities.

Transfer of Credit

If you’re a student who wants to transfer to SNHU or if you simply want to finish what you’ve started, we try to make transferring as easy as possible. We’ll accept up to 90 transferred academic credits and automatically complete an official credit evaluation as part of the application review process.

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