Best Creative Jobs
Our list of Best Creative Jobs might be short, but its occupations are no less significant. Architects design the world we live in, art directors fill it with color and public relations specialists spread news of the changes around us. According to the Labor Department, there will be more than 45,000 new architects, PR specialists and art directors needed this decade to better bring our society into focus. Clearly, thinking with the right side of your brain does pay off in the long run. Read more on how we rank the jobs, and check out our creative jobs rankings for 2014.
A public relations specialist's main goal is to generate positive publicity and enhance the reputation of his or her client. Does this job appeal to you? Keep in mind that grade-A communications skills are a must, as is some knowledge of sales and marketing. The Labor Department predicts that our No. 1 creative job will have 27,400 new job openings before 2022.
Art directors oversee the visual representations of a product or entity, whether it's an advertisement campaign, magazine, television program, film, corporate website and much more. And it's one of the more lucrative creative occupations we rank; the Labor Department reports a pay range of $43,870 to $162,800 for art directors in 2012.
An artist's work is usually displayed in a gallery. A writer's words are typically confined to the pages of magazines and books. But an architect's oeuvre – office buildings, libraries, restaurants, city parks and more – can be seen practically everywhere. The Labor Department predicts there will be 18,600 brand new openings for this job by 2022.
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