If you have a job right now, you’re either really lucky or an “essential worker” risking your life so those of us at home have groceries and other necessities. Many others are struggling with unemployment.
Innovative women are exploring new creative career paths right now for a variety of reasons.
Some include searching for a new job because of layoffs, which continue rising. Others are looking into creative career options because they can’t risk the safety of those close to them. Of course, women right now also look into careers for creative people for all the usual reasons, like underemployment and dissatisfaction.
If that’s you or someone you know, check out these five creative career paths for women today:
Feed the Community
As living conditions change and keep people from accessing the resources they rely on, it takes some creativity to solve food insecurity in the United States.
If you’re a social problem solver, put your creativity to work in a career for a nonprofit or other organization giving food directly to those who need it. If you’re really creative, you might even gather some friends and start your own group!
Make Sure Nothing Gets Lost in Translation
The world is connected right now more than ever, and there’s an endless stream of news people need to know. Because of this, it’s a great time to work as a translator.
There are lots of freelance translation jobs online, but in-person work is needed as well. ASL (American Sign Language) interpreters are especially important right now because face masks make reading lips impossible for deaf and hard of hearing people.
Let Your Inventive Side Shine
Creative solutions like masks with windows solve problems like masks blocking lip-reading, and other problems on the frontline badly need fixing.
Creative women with 3D printers and other tools at their disposal are making equipment like masks and face shields to get us through these difficult times. If you want to invent for a living, you could look into product design jobs or even start your own company!
Want To Write?
As remote work continues, one occupation rising in popularity is writing. From starting your own blog—as is common for many mothers and other women—to spreading international news for a major platform, there are endless opportunities for female writers.
If you’re seeking a writing job you have to apply for, it’s often a very different experience from other job-hunting. However, you don’t have to go into this unprepared, as creative resumes are more accessible than ever.
Fighting on the Public Health Frontline
While some need to shy away from the stress and danger of working on the public health frontline, more medical workers are needed in the United States right now—and have been even before the COVID-19 crisis!
There’s no one way to advocate for public health: One of the most common, traditional occupations for women is nursing, but female doctors are becoming more prevalent. A few other frontline medical occupations to consider are working as an anesthesiologist or an EMT.
These five creative career paths are a great place to get started on your next job hunt. Still, this list is only a small handful of great jobs for women.
If you want to learn more about others, take a look at the Careers section of our website. With this information in your pocket, you’ll have a new job in no time!