Careers That Take Creativity
Wouldn't it be nice to get in touch with your creative side? Check out these careers that appreciate imagination and creativity.
Potential Creative Career #1 - Graphic Designer
Everyday we're surrounded by thousands of ads, publications, web sites, packaged goods, and other media messages vying for our attention. Something that's innovative and well designed can make a big difference in how many people see, read, buy, or use a product or service. In addition to strong computer skills, graphic designers should also be true artists, creating visual materials that capture people's interest.
Average annual salary: $42,000*
Potential Creative Career #2 - Teacher
A good teacher could be one of the most influential people in a child's life, and good teachers go beyond the standard curriculum to inspire a love of learning in their students. Finding new and creative ways to nurture the next generation of leaders can be a challenge, but a sense of imagination could make learning and growing an exciting, rewarding experience for students. And if you pursue a specialization in teaching art or music, you could be on your creative toes all day!
Average annual salary: between $47,000 and $51,180*
Potential Creative Career #3 - Chef
Whether they work for a restaurant, cruise ship, or catering company, chefs are constantly called upon to surprise diners' palates with new and exciting cuisine. Sometimes culinary creativity comes out of necessity as well — finding ways to make food healthy and allergy-safe often involves creative thinking.
Average annual salary: $38,770*
Potential Creative Career #4 - Fashion Designer
The latest styles that you see on the runways, in the stores, and on the streets don't create themselves. It takes a creative, artistic eye to generate next season's styles right now. The job doesn't just involve making the clothes — fashion designers also have to find innovative ways to market their work, through fashion shows, photo spreads, store displays, and other marketing techniques.
Average annual salary: $61,160*
Potential Creative Career #5 - Marketing Manager
Marketers devise innovative new ways to reach customers and get them excited about a product or service. Convincing them that your product is better than the competition's means staying ahead of others in your industry. If you are seeking a position as a department manager, you could potentially also have a hand in inspiring your employees to be creative as well.
Average annual salary: $108,580*
An active imagination may be one of the most important skills you could bring when pursuing a career.
*All salary data is from the U.S. Department of Labor.