People tend to think that their career will involve something purely functional; you’re there to perform a specific task, and that’s it. While there’ll be variations of the task, the days can sometimes blur into one. However, there are some jobs that aren’t based on functionality -- they have creative thought processes at their core. If you’re a naturally creative person, then don’t settle for a job where you do little more than punch numbers. You should find a job that allows you to put your creative mind to good use. We take a look at a few examples of these types of jobs below.
In the Arts
Who wouldn't love to say they have a job "in the art" or "theater." People would love to spend their days making music, writing books, or creating art. It’s a romantic vision, but crucially, not one that is as out of reach as you might expect. Of course, you’ll need some natural talent, and be willing to perfect your craft even without any expectation of financial reward. And remember: the ones that succeed in these fields are the ones that are crazy enough to think that they can.
On the Shelves
The next time you’re walking through a store, pay close attention to the different products that are on sale. Everyone one of those items were designed, and this, in fact, is an important factor when it comes to determining the long-term success or failure of a product. Because of this, a lot of creative thought goes into the design process -- and it can be a process that pays well. If you like the challenge of bringing product concepts to life, then take a look at studying for a masters in product design. Once you have completed the course, you’ll find that you have the knowledge and technical ability to apply for careers in this field.
The power of advertising is often understated. Many people say that “it doesn’t work” on them, but this isn’t true -- advertising is remarkably effective, indeed staggeringly so. But it only works when it’s good. Bad adverts can be spotted from a mile away. If you like a challenge and believe in the consumption model, then take a look at working in the field of advertising. This is a multilayered industry with many creative aspects -- you can work on design, content, in photography, and much more.
They say that those that can’t do, teach, but that’s a little unfair. It’s hard to break into the world of filmmaking, but there are still a lot of people who need to know how to do it correctly. If you’re technically proficient and you want to work in an environment that’s naturally creative, then think about teaching. You’ll develop an expert understanding of the craft, can help students with their projects, and you'll also have the equipment and software needed to develop your own pet projects, too. This could be acting, filmmaking, photography, or anything else.
We would love to hear your thoughts on Jobs perfect for those with a creative bent!
M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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