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What careers should I be looking into?

I like to draw, and paint, and other crafty things. I looked at a couple of questions, and thought about working at a art gallery, but I'm not sure. I'm super confused on what I want to do in life, and need some help right away. I'm thinking along the lines of teaching, but also something that has to with being creative. Also, sometimes I could get really shy.I like working by myself. I also like to clean, and be organized. I hope this is enough for you guys to find the right career for me. Thanks! career-choice career-path organization arts-and-crafts classroom

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Marilyn’s Answer

Hi Kianna,
As a person who is also creative but tends to be organized, I can see that you are dealing with thoughts coming from both your left and right brain. Your left brain draws you to more organization and your right brain is your creative side. You are fortunate, but this also may lead to confusion because you may tend to be overwhelmed by many choices. What I chose to do was to major in education and also studied interior design and later counseling. I taught home economics, but these days it is not very popular in school because of the emphasis on college and testing. I became a counselor in schools and after I retired i did private practice counseling and then began my art career with more dedication. Along the way, I always found time for decorating, sewing and crafts projects, but I also loved working with students who like you were looking for guidance in their lives. I guess what I am saying is to find a way to do both...even if one is a hobby. Teaching is a great start...in art or elementary education, and you can do other projects at the same time. The other folks had some good advice also. Talk to folks in jobs you might like. Much of the work in the field of art you could do now might be on a voluntary basis, but you will learn that way. Galleries, museums...all need staff to help in running the business. Graphic design and architecture are also great fields to study. Best of luck to you and let me know how you are doing.
Marilyn Balke-Lowry

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Alexis’s Answer

I would honestly check out your options in art schools. There's many things you can do. Being an art teacher would be a good fit for you. Or maybe just betterering yourself with schooling, and then figure out the job aspect later. Do what you feel is right. It flows like the pencil on a paper. If it doesn't, then it wasn't meant to be.

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June’s Answer

Kianna, the great thing about being creative and knowing how to make things is that you are probably also a great problem solver! This means you will more than likely, have lots of different types of jobs in your career.


While you are in school, I suggest that you try out different environments by volunteering and taking part time jobs with arts and art education organizations. An Art Education degree would set you up to pursue many avenues. When I got my BA in Art, I took education classes "as a back-up" as it turns out, for me, teaching was the best part of being a part of the art world. It is hard work but deeply rewarding.


I wish you all the best as you explore your options!


June Covington


Thank you 😊 Kianna S.

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Gary’s Answer

Hi,
Great question, you have a lot of options...Teaching is a good one, here is a good link I found for you that has information about 150+ art careers:
http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/art-careers-list


There are a lot of career in multimedia, graphic design, product design and fashion to consider...good luck! :)


Thank you 😊 Kianna S.

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Misty’s Answer

From what you have described about yourself in your question, it sounds like you would be great at things like interior design. You do have to meet with clients however you would be able to work on your own after that and also be able to have your area neat and keep things in a fashion that is orderly to you.

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