Best Careers for Creative People

Stan T.

Do you who like work that requires your self-expression and can be done without following a clear set of rules? You are someone who is imaginative and creative.

You enjoy creative and innovative work
You prefer using your imagination to work
You prefer flexibility and ambiguity
You dislike clerical-type work / repetitive admin work

If the above description fits your personality, here are some of the best careers that suit your creative personality type.


Art Directors

formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting, and advertising. Direct workers engaged in art work or layout design.
Salary: $114490
Education: Bachelor's degree

Video Game Designers

1 reviews
design core features of video games. Specify innovative game and role-play mechanics, story lines, and character biographies. Create and maintain design documentation. Guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed.
Salary: $114270
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction

Theatrical Makeup Artists

Meredith Boyd from CBS and A&E Networks
3 reviews
apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.
Salary: $99990
Education: Post-secondary certificate
High job satisfaction


Architects

Rebeca Sena from A private office
3 reviews
plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.
Salary: $89470
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Multimedia Artists and Animators

create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.
Salary: $88080
Education: Bachelor's degree

Fashion Designers

10 reviews
design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.
Salary: $87210
Education: Associate's degree


Film and Video Editors

2 reviews
edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.
Salary: $83880
Education: Bachelor's degree

Commercial and Industrial Designers

develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.
Salary: $76290
Education: Bachelor's degree

Landscape Architects

2 reviews
plan and design land areas for projects such as parks and other recreational facilities, airports, highways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites.
Salary: $75440
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Music Directors

direct and conduct instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras or choirs.
Salary: $65720
Education: Doctoral degree
High job satisfaction

Music Composers and Arrangers

write and transcribe musical scores.
Salary: $65720
Education: Associate's degree
High job satisfaction

Fine Artists and Painters

Kevin Caron from Kevin Caron Studios
Rebecca Harnden from Beckx Art
Cristina Casillas from Cristina Casillas Art
Irina Patterson from Self-employed
4 reviews
create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Salary: $65020
Education: Associate's degree


Set and Exhibit Designers

design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.
Salary: $64610
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction

Interior Designers

Jessica Mann-Amato from Mancini Duffy
3 reviews
plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.
Salary: $61400
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Graphic Designers

Leanne Arnold from CustomVinylGraphics.com
Nahida Hajaj from Instructor Brandon
Amy De Wolfe from Freelance
Will Creech from A very large foodservice provider
13 reviews
design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.
Salary: $58370
Education: Bachelor's degree


Choreographers

1 reviews
create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. May direct and stage presentations.
Salary: $52000
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth

Art Therapists

plan or conduct art therapy sessions or programs to improve clients' physical, cognitive, or emotional well-being.
Salary: $51260
Education: Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Music Therapists

3 reviews
plan, organize, or direct medically prescribed music therapy activities designed to positively influence patients' psychological or behavioral status.
Salary: $51260
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Photographers

Jeff Kolodny from Jeff Kolodny Photography
Thadeus Parkland from P1Photography
Kelly Johnson from Kelly Johnson Photography
Michae E. Allen from A Sharp Photo
11 reviews
photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.
Salary: $50290
Education: No degree required
High job satisfaction

Jewelers

Elizabeth Arnold from Alloys by Arnold
Edgar Hidalgo from Shetler Fine Jewelers
4 reviews
Jewelers fabricate and repair jewelry articles. Make models or molds to create jewelry items.
Salary: $48050
Education: No degree required

Craft Artists

create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Salary: $38260
Education: Bachelor's degree


Floral Designers

Amine Boudour from Happy Flowers
2 reviews
design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.
Salary: $30670
Education: No degree required





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