Number One: Teacher

Teachers have to be quick thinkers. They have to be creative in their endeavors to teach the next generations.

Teachers generally fall into several different categories. These are daycare and preschool, elementary (or less commonly called grammar school), secondary high school, and secondary college.

The day care and preschool teacher needs to be able to think fast and creatively. Kids at this age have seemingly endless amounts of energy that can be misguided at times. Kids this age have little or no focus so plans need to be short and to the topic rather quick.

Kids at elementary age have an established routine by now. They have become independent for the most part. Keeping their attentions from fading into boredom is the harder part at this point. Teachers need to be able to come up with creative solutions to mundane tasks and repetitiveness that can lead to boredom.

At the high school level, it’s pretty much the same as the elementary level only on a grander scale. Kids at this age are coming into the adult world. High school teachers seek out ways to keep students from slipping too far into the indifference pit. Their plans need to be more detailed and focused on the critical thinking skills needed for the real world. But the plans have to be exciting and encouraging.

College professors work with students that are already independent and starting to become set in their ways. Professors need to be able to come up with creative solutions to the things that have already been done a million times before.

Number Two: Computer Specialist, Information Technology (IT)

The world of computers is growing at a constant rate. As computers get more and more performance-oriented, specialists are needed to come up with these solutions. They express new program ideas, fix older problems, and communicate these solutions to people who may be a little less experienced in these areas. Creative solutions that are cost-effective and possible are IT’s a specialty.

Number Three: Interior Design

Wonder what you can do with that couch in your living room to make it more fashionable? Hire an interior designer, that’s how!

Interior designers come up with creative and cost-effective solutions to the tedious and mundane of our homes and offices. They have to be able to look at a room and say I know how to fix it! They use fashion knowledge and their eye for color and pattern to pick up a drab room.

Number Four: Chef

Whether head chef at a fabulous five star hotel or a chef at a local eatery, a chef’s job to appeal to the palette of perhaps thousands of people is indeed a creative task. Color, portion and taste are just a small sampling of what a chef’s creative mind has to juggle. Menu choices and variety are also a test of creative thought.

Number Five: Caterer

Just like the chef, a caterer has to deal with a variety of things. They also sometimes must set up a banquet style setting, or a party atmosphere. They must be able to communicate effectively and creatively to see what’s best for the customer.

Number Six: Freelance Writer

This job makes sense. A freelance writer has to come up with unique or at least salable ideas at a constant rate. A creative mind has to be in place. But a freelance writer must deal with deadlines. With a deadline looming, a freelance writer must be able to come up with solutions to time management.

Freelancer writers have to be able to communicate with others that may or may not be on the same wavelength. Freelance writers generally have a family life or at least a social life outside the job. They have to find creative and effective ways of dealing with the stress that often comes especially from a home office.

Number Seven: Film Director

A film director has eye for detail and creative drama. He has to take written work and make it presentable on stage. A film director uses his creative thinking to solve budget issues by cutting out scenes unnecessary to the plotline of the film. Cuts have to be made without interrupting the flow of the story.

Number Eight: Photographer

A photograph is more than just a picture. It is an art form. It says something without words. A photographer has to use creativity by selecting color, patterns, scenes and shots and the type of equipment to do the job.

Number Nine: Graphic Designer

Graphic design, whether it is for a website or a company, is a growing field. Graphic designers try to match visual elements with text to appeal to the eye usually to sell a product or service. They use backgrounds in art and computer-aided design to help them create.

Game development companies use graphic designers to help design the graphics for the games being developed. They also know current trends and look for ways to enhance those trends, play on those trends, or change the trends.

Number Ten: Paralegal

A paralegal (also known as a legal assistant) helps the lawyers find information to use in current cases. They investigate and report facts and figures and put them into a report for use by the lawyers in the relevant cases. Sometimes creative solutions are needed.

A lawyer is having a hard time finding the information needed to present the case. The fact-finding job is delegated to the paralegal who then goes on a search to find the information needed. Research skills and the ability to think creatively and fast is a must for a paralegal.

Get into a field where your insights and inspiring creativity can be used to their fullest extent. Sometimes all it takes is a little creative thought.

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