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What jobs are available for a skilled artist?

I am still in high school, but I am great at art (painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, graphic design etc.) I want to go to collage and major in art and/or creative writing for at least 4 years, the education is not a problem for me. Now my problem is, I don't know what jobs are available to my interests, or the chances of the average person to succeed in that job. I do not what to spend years of my life and money to find out that my skills are worthless. What would you suggest?

Asked By: ♫TypicalGirl♫ - 2/4/2009
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You seem to have quite a range of skills at the moment, and you will certainly need to specialize in order to compete with other people wanting to work in the same industry. Decide on a pathway (e.g. photography) and explore the training and employment opportunities within it. With any of the disciplines you list there... More
Answered By: simoja07 - 2/4/2009
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Everything you learn will not be a waste. You will use all that you know sometime in your life... More
Answered By: millenia469 - 2/4/2009
 
i suggest making a video to get famous in youtube!
Answered By: Questions - 2/4/2009
 
Flipping burgers. Maybe a graphic artist for an advertising company.
Answered By: PJ - 2/4/2009
 
Tattoo Artist, art teacher, put together a collection of pieces and open a gallery, freelance photography etc Art teachers are always needed whether its at a school or a shop type place.where adults take classes
Answered By: Bubblez - 2/4/2009
 
Well, I don't know what kind of artist you are, but if you wanted to start making some money now you could try selling your work on etsy.com. It's sort of like e-bay, but it's not an auction and people sell their crafts and art and anything else that's handmade. You should check it out. I love it.
Answered By: Elizabeth R - 2/4/2009
 
While it may feel a lot like selling out, or losing your individuality, Advertising is one of the best paying careers for talented artists... More
Answered By: evendims_keeper - 2/4/2009
 
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