Display Maker

Design, fabricate, assemble, or install displays, exhibits, and models.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Display Makers do?

Designs, fabricates, assembles, or installs displays, exhibits, and models of point-of-sale displays: Designs displays or exhibits from pictures or sketches or according to verbal instructions from customer. Lays out, cuts, shapes, and finishes wood, plastic, plexiglass, sheet metal, and hardboard parts of displays, using woodworking machines, metal machines, and handtools, according to drawings or blueprints. Cuts glass to specified shape with glasscutter. Assembles parts with nails, screws, bolts, and glue, using handtools. Confers with designer, customer, or salesperson regarding refinements, additions, and adjustments. May disassemble display to make working drawings for production run and to produce estimates for accounting and sales departments. Reassembles display and sends it to prospective customer. May wire display for illumination, audio, or video. May travel and set up display on designated site. May specialize in making diorama models and be designated Diorama Model-Maker.

Should I be a Display Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Dish Maker, Display-Card Writer, Science Center Display Builder

    How to become a Display Maker

    Display Makers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Display Maker-related education!
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