Those who are both organized and creative can find many career opportunities that rely on these talents. Landscape architects, professors, graphic designers, public relations specialists, and urban and regional planners all require both organizational skills and creativity.
Landscape architects design everything from college campuses to playgrounds. This career requires excellent organizational skills and creativity, as significant planning and design are major elements of the job. For example, when designing a project, landscape architects must consider such things as the slope of the land and where the sunlight falls at different times of day. This career typically requires a bachelor's or master's degree in landscape architecture, as well as a license. According to the 2008-09 Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment opportunities in this field are expected to grow faster than average through 2016. The median annual earnings for landscape architects was $55,140 as of May, 2006.
A career as a college professor will require great organizational skills and creativity. Professors must develop lesson plans to be used in the classroom, and must be able to present material to students in a clear and concise manner. Beyond the classroom, college professors conduct research in their fields, which requires excellent organization and creativity. Frequently, this research is published in journals. Typically, academic institutions will require a doctoral degree, but some part-time positions will only require a master's degree. According to the 2008-09 Occupational Outlook Handbook, openings for post-secondary teachers is expected to grow by twenty-three percent between 2006 and 2016. As of 2006, the median annual earnings for a post-secondary teacher was $56,120.
Graphic Designers use their creativity and organizational skills to express certain messages in film, print, and other forms of visual media. The work of a graphic designer can be seen everywhere form magazine layouts to business logos. Graphic designers can be employed by large design firms, but many of these designers also do freelance work on the side. A career as a graphic designer will typically require a bachelor's or an associate's degree. It is very important for graphic designers to be familiar with the computer software that is used in the industry as well. This field is expected to grow at average rates, and entry into the field will be very competitive. The best opportunities will be available to those with web-site design and animation experience. As off 2006, the median annual earnings for graphic designers was $39,900.
Public Relations Specialist
Public relations specialists have the important role of building and maintaining positive relationships between their clients and the public. Organizational skills come into play when the public relations specialist is required to handle media functions, political campaigns, and press releases. Creativity skills come into play when dealing with and resolving conflicts between the client and the public. There is no specific educational requirements for this career, but a bachelor's degree in communications or public relations is desirable. The 2008-09 Occupational Outlook Handbook projects job growth in this field to grow faster than average, but competition for entry-level jobs will be high. The median annual earnings for a public relations specialist was $47,350 in 2006.
Urban and Regional Planner
Urban and regional planners develop plans on how to use community land and resources in a way that addresses the needs of a particular community. Projects that an urban and regional planner may be involved with include residential developments, commercial projects, and recreational projects. A high level of creativity is needed to create growth while simultaneously dealing with the concerns that a community faces. A master's degree from an accredited planning program is highly desirable in gaining entry into this field. People holding such degrees will be in the best position to take advantage of the faster than average job growth that is projected. The median average salary for urban and regional planners was $56,630 as of May, 2006.