Is it possible to be a successful art director in Alabama?

I'm currently a senior in high school and thinking of majoring in advertising to become an art director. I, however, do not live in a huge city or even in the north, for that matter, and do not wish to uproot my life here. I have looked up the prospects and this career and where I live, and I'm not even sure what I've found. says there are only roughly 130 art directors employed in Birmingham. ONLY 130! Most other jobs (according to that site, anyway) have at least 500. So should I not even pursue this? Will I be able to find a job in this field out of college or will I end up at Burger King because I chose a creative career in a place not creatively oriented? I am desperate. Someone help me. Even suggestions on other creative careers that would be better for me would be awesome. Help, help, help! Thank you! @Silly Goose The pay is about $80,000 annually, which I don't think is bad. Honestly... I have no idea what to do with my life.

Asked By: - 11/19/2012
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Shocked that there are even 130 in your city. Have you researched their pay? It might not be worth spending 4 years in college for that low pay. Creative careers - no jobs. No demand by employers. High competition. Low pay.
Answered By: Silly Goose - 11/19/2012
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