If you’re someone who’s dreamt of starting a creative career that allows you to use your skills and imagination, there’s no better time than now to take the next step! But what creative jobs are available, and which is the perfect fit for you? Here’s what you should know about the top creative careers in 2021.
Why choose a creative career?
When people think of creative careers, they often limit them to completely artistic roles – actors, artists, musicians. But creativity can take a practical approach, offering opportunities for creative people to use their skills in well-paying, in-demand roles. Creative work isn’t just mucking about with a paint brush and an idea - creative jobs require imagination, dedication, and plenty of problem-solving skills. Whether you want to create digital art as a graphic designer or want to organize a home so it’s an inviting, interesting space, you’re an artist using a variety of skills and knowledge to get the job done..
Besides the satisfaction that comes with creating something new or beautiful, creative careers offer the opportunity for you to be truly passionate about your work. You’re able to see the end product of your work and how it makes an impact. And, even further, creative jobs offer the thrill of new ideas, the excitement of figuring out solutions on quick timelines, and the opportunity to be challenged on a regular basis.
Top 5 creative careers for 2021 and beyond
Whether you’re looking for a career that allows you to work closely with clients, or one in which you work independently, there are a variety of in-demand, creative roles. Depending on your interests and skills, one of these five creative careers could be the perfect fit for you.
Learn the coding skills, programming languages, and design skills needed to start an entry-level career in the field with NYIAD’s online Front-End Web Development Program.
- Graphic designer. Graphic designers combine their artistic abilities with a knowledge of technology to create ads, logos, images, videos, and more. Designers often work in marketing departments or agencies to visually tell the story of the company or brand, attracting new clients and customers through eye-catching designs. This creative career is the perfect fit for someone who wants to use both their artistic and technology skills. The average salary for entry-level graphic designers is $49,806.
Learn how to use industry tools like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop while building your professional portfolio through NYIAD’s Graphic Design course.
- Event planner. Event planners combine creativity with exceptional organizational and leadership skills to get the job done. These professionals, whether working for someone else or owning their own business, help clients create amazing events from weddings to fundraisers. The average salary for an event planner is $51,855 per year.
Through NYIAD’s online Event Planning course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of planning events, working with clients, and negotiating with a variety of vendors.
- User experience designer. User experience, or UX, is how a user interacts with and experiences a product, service, or website. UX designers work to create designs and website content that is easy to access, understand, and use. This in-demand role combines creative thinking with technical and problem-solving skills in order to create a site that is easy to navigate, and users enjoy. The average salary for a UX designer is $74,776.
Learn how to apply design theories, use industry software, and more in NYIAD’s flexible online User Experience Design Program.
- Interior designer. Interior designers plan, design, and furnish the interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. They combine a keen eye for art and design with organizational and planning skills to create beautiful, functional spaces for clients of all sizes. The average salary for an interior designer is $56,639.
Learn how to work with clients, implement your designs, and more with NYIAD’s online, self-paced Interior Design course.
Start your creative career path with the New York Institute of Art and Design
With NYIAD’s affordable programs, you can take the first steps toward starting a creative career you’re passionate about! NYIAD’s courses are self-paced and online, allowing you to learn new skills around your schedule, from home! To learn more about getting started or to enroll, contact our expert student services team at 1-800-583-1736.