With every article written that highlights multi-millionaires who never got a college degree, many of us groan inwardly. Whether we like it or not, a college degree helps us to enter the career of our desires. Those who make millions without a college degree simply got lucky based on their intuitive knack for business. Many of us have some intuition that will help us with our careers, we simply need a college education to help hone it and connect us with the right folks to make it big. Here are some careers for you to consider when looking at colleges.
The Financial Sector
Financial careers are a solid and stable career to align yourself with. Everyone needs help with finances. Whether it’s an independent contractor, small business, corporate business, the family looking for a loan, or banks looking for management, you can’t go wrong with looking to a financial career. Maybe you want to be a loan officer in San Diego, or an accountant Salt Lake City businesses trust with their finances, or even a financial forensic investigator in DC, you will need a Bachelor’s degree to make the most of your career.
If you have been dreaming of creating fashionable clothing since you were young, becoming a fashion designer seems like a natural step. You can either go to a fashion design school or seek out schools, often art schools, that provide fashion degrees. Be forewarned, the fashion industry is very competitive and so are the schools. If you don’t get in right away, keep at it. Ask for feedback on why you were not accepted and see if you just need to make a minor adjustment to your portfolio. Even once you get in, this is a competitive arena that will require you to stay on top of your toes. Once you have your degree, you can often get work creating clothing for lines in department stores, creating clothing for television shows and movies, and even working your way up in the haute couture world and create runway fashions.
Television/Movie Makeup Artist
Becoming a makeup artist sounds easy, right? Learn some techniques and you got it! Slow down. When it comes to working on television and movie sets, makeup artistry takes a different turn. You need to go to college to learn how lighting and sets affect the makeup you are applying. You have to understand media, continuity, history, and specialties when it comes to makeup.
Say that you are working on a period movie set in the 17th century and is outside. You must learn how someone in the 17th century wore makeup and make sure that it shows up on camera. It doesn’t end there either. You have to learn the difference between runway, film, stage, transformative, photography, and television makeup. You will learn lighting choices, camera angles and how to chart, execute, and organize makeup for each character based on the script. All while also taking care of the actor and their skin tone. Sounds a little more complicated, doesn’t it?
When it comes to our careers, there isn’t always an easy story behind how we got there. Very few of us have an easy time living our dreams. Simply put, if you really want it you will work hard to achieve it. Good luck!
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