February 1, 2017

Top 10 In Demand Creative Jobs That Pay Well

If you want to capitalize on your creativity, you’re going to need to find creative jobs that are in demand and pay well. Luckily, we stumbled on the exact information you need. Are you ready to learn about the most in demand creative jobs? This is where you need to focus your job search.

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There’s a lot of hype in the media these days about STEM jobs and healthcare jobs, but there are lots of creative jobs that are in demand and pay well too. If you’re passionate about originality and consider yourself to be a creative person, these are the perfect career opportunities for you.

50 Creative Jobs That Pay Well

CareerBuilder.com and Emsi released a list of Top 10 Creative Jobs the Labor Market Needs — That Will Actually Pay You. By utilizing their vast resources, they pinpointed the top creative jobs “where workers will find a larger number of opportunities.” If you’re a creative, these are probably some of your dream jobs.

Let’s take a look at the info from their press release. It highlights the job title, but they also identify how many positions are currently in the US, the growth rate since 2011, and the average annual salary. The numbers are impressive, don’t you think?

Here is CareerBuilder and Emsi’s list of in demand creative jobs that pay well:

  1. Graphic Designer
    • 287,000 in US
    • 21,000 new jobs since 2011
    • $37,000-$57,000 per year
  2. Public Relations Specialists
    • 237,000 in US
    • 21,000 new jobs since 2011
    • $43,000-$79,000 per year
  3. Producers And Directors
    • 123,000 in US
    • 11,000 new jobs since 2011
    • $49,000-$103,000 per year
  4. Interior Designers
    • 93,000 in US
    • 9,700 new jobs since 2011
    • $38,000-$56,000 per year
  5. Interpreters and Translators
    • 78,000 in US
    • 13,000 new jobs since 2011
    • $35,000-$55,000 per year
  6. Art Directors
    • 57,000 in US
    • 5,000 new jobs since 2011
    • $54,000-$89,000
  7. Technical Writers
    • 55,000 in US
    • 6,500 new jobs since 2011
    • $57,000-$87,000 per year
  8. Multimedia Artists and Animators
    • 51,000 in US
    • 5,200 new jobs since 2011
    • $40,000-$64,000 per year
  9. Commercial and Industrial Designers
    • 43,000 in US
    • 4,300 new jobs since 2011
    • $46,000-$92,000 per year
  10. Film Editors
    • 36,000 in US
    • 4,800 new jobs since 2011
    • $46,000-$92,000 per year

Which of these in demand creative jobs is right for you? These jobs have seen steady growth since 2011 and they are all in demand and pay well – that’s kind of the perfect recipe for any job seeker. Now you know where to focus your job search.

Is A Creative Career Right For You?

If you’re keen to find one of these creative jobs, you’ll need to earn a bachelors degree, build your portfolio, and start applying for jobs. Did you know that you can find all sorts of job listings for jobs like these on the JobMonkey JobCenter? Search and apply for creative jobs right now.

FYI: If you’re a visual person, please check out CareerBuilder’s infographic of this information here.

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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