10 Unexpected Careers For Creative Types
By Lisette Mejiia at www.savvysugar.com
When you think of jobs suited for creative people, does consultant come to mind? Probably not. But there are plenty of reasons why this — and other unexpected careers — should make the list. We've gathered some opportunities that will let you flex your creative muscle in the classroom, on the computer, and more, as well as their average salaries (all estimates courtesy of Simply Hired or Glassdoor). Have a look, and put that imaginative brain power to good use.
Setting the mood or scene for a shoot is one of the most important jobs in commercial photography. Whether you work on a freelance basis or as part of a staff, using props and lighting to see your vision come to life is an accomplishment that's both innovative and gratifying.
Average salary: $32,000
A pinch of this, a dash of that. Cooking up a delicious meal requires serious know-how and improvisation. By testing out different ingredients and learning how they taste together, you can
create your own ingenious recipes. Plus, presentation counts for major points, which means you can get creative with design, too.
Average salary: $43,000
With just a few simple tools, you can completely transform someone's look and leave her feeling like a different person. It takes paying attention to face shape, knowing how to handle different texture, and, when it comes down to it, a good eye.
Average salary: varies widely
There's a reason established companies come to you looking for help: your creative expertise. You may be drafting business plans or devising ways to boost employee morale — either way, you're offering clever solutions where more traditional ones have usually failed.
Average salary: $78,000