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

3 reviews
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: $104590
Education: Bachelor's degree

Video Game Designers

3 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: $93350
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction

Architects

6 reviews
plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.
Salary: $88860
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Fashion Designers

12 reviews
design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.
Salary: $87610
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: $86830
Education: Bachelor's degree

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: $78230
Education: Bachelor's degree


Landscape Architects

4 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: $73160
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Theatrical Makeup Artists

2 reviews
apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.
Salary: $72030
Education: Post-secondary certificate
High job satisfaction

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: $71430
Education: Bachelor'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: $61020
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction

Music Directors

direct and conduct instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras or choirs.
Salary: $59790
Education: Doctoral degree
High job satisfaction

Music Composers and Arrangers

write and transcribe musical scores.
Salary: $59790
Education: Associate's degree
High job satisfaction


Interior Designers

7 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: $59120
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Fine Artists and Painters

create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Salary: $58370
Education: Associate's degree

Graphic Designers

9 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: $54680
Education: Bachelor's degree


Choreographers

create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. May direct and stage presentations.
Salary: $53560
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: $50640
Education: Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Music Therapists

5 reviews
plan, organize, or direct medically prescribed music therapy activities designed to positively influence patients' psychological or behavioral status.
Salary: $50640
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Jewelers

3 reviews
fabricate and repair jewelry articles. Make models or molds to create jewelry items.
Salary: $43570
Education: No degree required

Photographers

2 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: $42770
Education: No degree required
High job satisfaction

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: $40490
Education: Bachelor's degree


Floral Designers

2 reviews
design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.
Salary: $28900
Education: No degree required




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