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Fulfill Your Potential: Six-Figure Jobs In The Creative Space

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Jul. 9 2024, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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There’s something gratifying about harnessing your passions and skills and being paid well for them. Six-figure jobs in the creative space are more common than you think. Creativity is utilized in every industry.

Many professionals have decided to forego working for a paycheck to take on jobs in the creative space

“Only 61 percent of Gen-Z employees are satisfied with their work’s sense of purpose, compared with 68 percent of Millennials, 70 percent of Gen-Xers, and 70 percent of Boomers,” according to a report by Metlife.

Many jobs that require innovation also require collaboration. From images, experiences, and sounds, countless products and services call for an expansive mind. Teams contribute their specialties and combine efforts to create finished works. In fact, a significant aspect of many roles requires professionals to utilize creative problem-solving to develop original solutions. If you’re considering shifting from your current role to the creative industry, there are many jobs to explore. Keep reading to learn about five six-figure jobs in the creative space. 

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1. Social Media Director

If content creation and interpreting analytics for several social media sites are in your wheelhouse, consider a job as a social media director. On the high end, this job can pay almost $150,000 per year. You may have to start as a social media coordinator or in an entry-level marketing job to climb the ranks for this position.

2. UX Designer

UX stands for user experience. As a UX designer, you’d shape, test, and research how customers interact with a company’s product or service. You’re there to improve the consumer experience, making it more usable, enjoyable, and accessible. The upper range for this job pays $113,000 per year.

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3. Creative Director

You can become a creative director by working in several creative positions, such as marketing, graphic design, or copywriting. As the director, you’ll be in charge of many of those same roles. The director is responsible for the company’s overall visual direction and messaging. This job can pay upwards of $115,000 per year.

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4. Copywriter

If you love writing, this is a great career choice for you. A copywriter can work on various projects, including slogans, email campaigns, website copy, and social media captions. Whether you’re working on a team or if you’re senior-level, working with junior copywriters, this job requires collaboration. Pay for this job goes up to around $109,000 per year.

5. PR Manager

Public relations can be an exciting career choice. You help to shape the public’s perception of an individual, brand, company, or product. You’ll work with a team to organize events, write press releases, and build relationships with editors and influencers. For this role, you start as a PR coordinator or assistant, with an estimated salary of  $112,000 per year for a manager position.

According to a study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, “well-being was found to promote creativity, while creativity is conducive to well-being.”

With that in mind, if you’re interested in a six-figure job in the creative space, it could have a positive impact on your overall health. It’s no surprise that many professionals see the value of their contributions at work as a priority for better work-life chemistry. Don’t be afraid to make the pivot. 

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By: Wanda Duncan

Wanda Duncan is a multipotentialite entrepreneur and travel and wellness writer. She’s slow traveled since 2010 through Europe, Southeast Asia, and parts of Africa and Central America. Find her work in Fodor’s Travel, Her Agenda, The Black Wall Street Times, Love B. Scott, and WeTravel. Wanda is the founder of Black Women Travel and won the Women in Travel Summit 2023 Bessie Awards Social Impact Award and was nominated for the 2021 Trailblazer Award. Connect with Wanda through her website WarmlyWanda.com.

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