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Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing

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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 for people with artistic personalities by Michael Farr and Laurence Shatkin, in their book "50 Best Jobs for Your Personality."

Art, drama and music teachers (post-secondary)

Annual Earnings: $47,980

Percent Growth: 38.1 percent

Annual Openings: 216,000

Advertising and promotions managers

Annual Earnings: $60,350

Percent Growth: 25.0 percent

Annual Openings: 13,000

Graphic designers

Annual Earnings: $36,360

Percent Growth: 21.9 percent

Annual Openings: 29,000

Architects

Annual Earnings: $57,950

Percent Growth: 17.3 percent

Annual Openings: 8,000

Copywriters

Annual Earnings: $42,330

Percent Growth: 16.1 percent

Annual Openings: 23,000

Interior designers

Annual Earnings: $40,120

Percent Growth: 21.7 percent

Annual Openings: 8,000

Art directors

Annual Earnings: $62,260

Percent Growth: 11.4 percent

Annual Openings: 8,000

Film and video editors

Annual Earnings: $40,600

Percent Growth: 26.4 percent

Annual Openings: 3,000

Editors

Annual Earnings: $41,460

Percent Growth: 11.8 percent

Annual Openings: 14,000

Curators

Annual Earnings: $35,660

Percent Growth: 17 percent

Annual Openings: 2,000


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.



Last Updated: 21/10/2008 - 11:30 AM


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