If you are a creative individual who has always longed for a career where you can truly shine, then you will know that a creative career is where you belong.

Many people however, hold the thought that creative and arty people cannot make as large a salary, as say financial managers, or those in the medical industry can. This is completely wrong, and actually depending on your chosen field, you can certainly make a good living, doing something that you completely enjoy and feel motivated to do every single day.

The creative industries are actually a pretty powerful source and driving economic growth worldwide. If you are interested in the most high-demand careers for creatives, then check out the top 7 jobs that actually pay.

In this article, we would therefore like to focus on the benefits those in a creative career have over other workers in other occupations.


1. Increased Flexibility

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When working in a more creative role, such as a copywriter, designer or event planner, you will certainly have a lot more flexibility in terms of your working hours and your time off. This is because many creative jobs are not necessarily stuck to a 9-5 schedule and so it can be rewarding in some sense with a lot less constrain.

People in creative roles have more time to ‘be their own boss’ and decide exactly when they work, or take on certain jobs at a time and complete them to their own schedule. In fact, it is said that being flexible can actually increase creativity!


2. Collaboration is More Rewarding

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Often when working in a creative role, its normal to work alone as a freelancer or full time contractor. This means unlike in an office setting you might not have as many opportunities for teamwork and collaboration which for some can be great and others not.

This means that when you do come together with other creative individuals it can be even more rewarding as you will be an expert in your craft, and the other in theirs which can lead to a successful collaboration, and be extremely rewarding.


3. Keeps your Brain Active

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Of course for a creative individual, creativity is what keeps the brain active and engaged. If you are stuck in a role in front of a computer all day, or one which does not truly satisfy you, then your mental health is likely to suffer. This is because creatives need to constantly be creating, and doing. If not, they will not thrive in their work as it simply does not give them the opportunity to do so.

Creative pursuits are stated to be good for mental health, and studies show that those who perform arty endeavours are less likely to develop memory problems in old age.


4. Problem Solving Skills Improve

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Being creative is mostly about learning new and innovative ways to do things. When you concentrate on improving these skills through your work on a daily basis, you will find that you are better prepared to bring a fresh approach to problems in many other areas of your life. This can make you stronger at the same time, and give you the opportunity to deal with issues in a better way.

Nowadays, many people are starting to follow creative career paths, and working for yourself in a creative role is definitely a popular option for the millennial generation.

Creative jobs certainly have their benefits, although they may not have the continuous routine that many jobs expect, they definitely provide a better workstyle in terms of flexibility, and for many people this is enough to start following a creative career path.

Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

I'm a digital nomad and entrepreneur bouncing around South East Asia. When I'm not working here, I'm out taking photos for Fancycrave.com. Follow me on Instagram: @igorovsyannykov

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