Cool Careers for Creative People

Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing

When it comes to creativity, you either have it or you don't. Fortunately, you do. And now you're ready to put your creative streak to work...literally.

You've probably already realized that a job crunching numbers or manipulating data isn't for you. Then again, you don't want to wind up a starving artist either. So how can you find a job that allows you to be creative and pays the bills on a regular basis?

To start, consider the following 10 careers. They were identified as some of the best jobs in the world of work for people with artistic personalities by Michael Farr and Laurence Shatkin, in their book "50 Best Jobs for Your Personality."

1. Music Teachers (postsecondary)

Annual Earnings: $47,980

Percent Growth: 38.1 percent

Annual Openings: 216,000

2. Promotions Managers

Annual Earnings: $60,350

Percent Growth: 25.0 percent

Annual Openings: 13,000

3. Graphic designers

Annual Earnings: $36,360

Percent Growth: 21.9 percent

Annual Openings: 29,000

4. Architects

Annual Earnings: $57,950

Percent Growth: 17.3 percent

Annual Openings: 8,000

5. Copy writers

Annual Earnings: $42,330

Percent Growth: 16.1 percent

Annual Openings: 23,000

6. Interior designers

Annual Earnings: $40,120

Percent Growth: 21.7 percent

Annual Openings: 8,000

7. Art directors

Annual Earnings: $62,260

Percent Growth: 11.4 percent

Annual Openings: 8,000

8. Film and video editors

Annual Earnings: $40,600

Percent Growth: 26.4 percent

Annual Openings: 3,000

9. Editors

Annual Earnings: $41,460

Percent Growth: 11.8 percent

Annual Openings: 14,000

10. Curators

Annual Earnings: $35,660

Percent Growth: 17 percent

Annual Openings: 2,000

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Selena Dehne is a career writer for JIST Publishing who shares the latest occupational, career and job search information available with job seekers and career changers. Her articles help people find meaningful work, develop their career and life plans, and carry out effective job search campaigns.

Copyright 2008 JIST Publishing.

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