6 Good Jobs For Artistic People


It’s hard to find full-time work as an actor or singer. And many writing positions and other artistic jobs are hard to get, and don’t pay well.

celebrate-musicAre there any “good jobs” for artistic people? Actually, you might not have thought about many options open to you.

Here are six “bright outlook,” high-demand jobs for people with artistic or creative personalities, as listed on MyNextMove.org.

Cosmetologist
Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp.

  • Average national salary: $22,700
  • Education required: College certification

Preschool Teacher
Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.

  • Average national salary: $27,130
  • Education required: Associate’s degree

Elementary School Teacher
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at grades Kindergarten through sixth grade.

  • Average national salary: $53,400
  • Education required: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (varies by state)

Interpreters & Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from ontalking2e language into another.

  • Average national salary: $45,430
  • Education required: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (varies by industry)

Public Relations Specialists
Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.

  • Average national salary: $54,170
  • Education required: Bachelor’s degree

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers
Assess and treat individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs.

  • Average national salary: $39,980
  • Education required: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (varies by state)

When looking for work, ISEEK.org recommends you think about:

  • Job Quality. Many artistic and media-related jobs are part time or contract (temporary) positions. Some have low wages and odd work schedules.
  • Work Duties. The tasks of artistic and other popular careers are often different from what you see on TV.
  • Related Careers. Many jobs are related to these popular careers such as managers, trainers, and technicians.

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