There are some career fields that are very clearly creative. Degrees in art, design or even event planning have obvious uses of the creative mind and many times draw highly creative individuals. However, we believe that these are not the only careers that require creative and innovative thinkers! Here are some less traditional ways to think about employing creativity and innovation in any major you may choose.
Brainstorming to Improve Processes
In any business, if you can improve a process to save time or money, you are a valuable asset. Many times, improving processes in a new or innovative way will require some form of outside-the-box creativity. To review an operation and reorder it in such a way that it yields better results can be the product of a creative process of brainstorming and optimization.
Creative Problem Solving
Problems and roadblocks are a part of life. Accountants, marketers and administrators all come face to face with some pretty difficult problems of many different types. As a professional, if you continue to approach a problem the same way, you will yield the same results – disproving the “that’s the way it’s always been done” theory. Using creativity and innovation, you can craft extraordinary solutions to problems that will resolve the issue at a deeper level rather than simply patching the hole.
Seeing an Alternative Picture
In an industry such as healthcare, you may think there is no room for creativity, but many times the duties of a healthcare professional include looking at a patient’s conditions from a different perspective and seeing an alternative treatment plan. This would mean using the part of your mind that is less about reason and more about creativity. Zooming out from the smaller details allows you to see a more holistic approach to patient care. This is just one example of an industry where the creative and innovative mind can be used to see more than what meets the eye.
Think on this and consider how you can use creativity and innovation with any major or career path you choose! It is all about your mindset approaching these situations and careers that will allow you to tap into your creative potential and begin making incredible contributions in your field. Has this inspired you to begin your education in a new career field? South College has many majors that we love to see creative students pursue! Contact us today!