|Data with regression line. Careers above line have more pay and satisfaction than those below the line.|
Circled careers include Nuclear Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical-Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Actuarial Mathematics, Aeronautical Engineering, Bio-medical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Bio-chemical science, Occupational-Safety professional, Nursing.
Circled careers include Film Production, Fashion Merchandizing, Graphic Communication, Culinary Arts, Photography, Art and Design, Graphic Design, Classics, Radio/TV/Film Production, Radio/TV/Film Studies, Visual Communication, Advertising and Graphic Design.
It is surprising that "creative" careers lag in meaningfulness. It may be that technology has made the capturing, manipulation and publishing of visual and video available to the masses. For example, my blogging tools are a $30 digital camera and a $249 laptop. Technically oriented people can bypass the "creative" people and still communicate effectively. So "creative" professions lost their monopoly and have become expendable. Not only that, they will be discarded when they get too uppity. Nope, I would not be very happy with my lot in life either.
Common advice given to graduates is "Find something that you enjoy doing." Perhaps that should be adjusted a bit. Actually be able to "Do" something...emphasis on do rather than something. The problem with "communication" type careers is that you are competing with 1,280,000,000 Facebook users who do it for free. It is a bit like trying to make a profession out of breathing. Some people may be able to pull down good wages breathing, but not many.