Best Creative Jobs
There are only three creative services occupations on our list of Best Jobs, but still, they're significant. Architects mold the world we live in, art directors fill it with color, and public relations specialists keep us in the loop about all the changes happening. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there will be more than 90,000 new architects, PR specialists, and art directors needed this decade to better bring our world into focus. Clearly, thinking with the right side of your brain could pay off in the long run. Read more on how we rank the jobs, and check out our list of the Best Creative Jobs for this year.
The gift of gab and understanding the art of the sell are paramount to working in PR. But there's also a lot of finesse involved in producing and distributing communication materials that uphold and promote a client's image. According to the BLS, this occupation should grow by nearly 23 percent by 2020.
Architects require vivid imaginations, an appreciation for detail, and exemplary communications skills. But this profession made our list of the Best Creative Jobs for none of these reasons. Instead, it’s this position’s projected job growth and comfortable salary.
Arguably the most "creative" profession on this list, an art director oversees all visual representations of a product or entity, ranging from ad campaigns to magazines, TV, film, websites, and more. And it's one of the more lucrative creative occupations we cover: Pay ranged from $44,120 to $166,620 in 2011.