People who work often spend most of their waking hours performing work-related tasks. For those that work outside their homes, their career impacts who they see while working, how much money they earn, and the tasks they perform.
Employees are more likely to be dissatisfied with boring, purposeless jobs that don’t offer opportunities to use their skills. Those dissatisfied with their professions are more likely to leave their jobs. You can increase your job satisfaction by identifying your passions and pursuing careers that encompass your skills and interests. Honing your skills and earning required certificates or degrees will ensure you qualify for jobs where you can use your passions. Let’s take a look at some passion-driven career options you can consider.
Become a professional video game player.
Gamers are video game players who play games on consoles, computers, or handheld devices. According to Statista, the video game industry generated over $104 billion U.S. in 2017 and is expected to generate more than $138 billion in 2021. Interest in gaming has generated multiple career opportunities, and avid gamers can turn their passion into their profession.
Suppose you love playing video games. Turn playing games into a career by learning about esports games, such as League of Legends (LOL). Review information from experts about the new League of Legends champions and which champs to use during gameplay. You could play as Ashe if you’re interested in playing as a marksman, while Annie’s a good option if you want to play as a mage. Garen is an option for those looking for a fighter champ. You could also choose from jungler or assassin champs.
Absorbing insights from industry experts can help you choose champs and hone your gaming skills, enabling you to compete at esports tournaments and earn prize money. The most successful esports players earn hundreds of thousands per year playing games such as Call of Duty, Hearthstone, Rainbow Six Siege, and Defense of the Ancients (DOTA). Gamers also generate revenue through sponsorships and streaming subscriptions, enabling fans to view their gameplay via streaming platforms such as Twitch.
Capitalize on your interest in fashion and personal care.
You can use your interest in the fashion industry as the foundation for multiple career opportunities. Earn a bachelor’s degree in fashion and pursue a career as a fashion designer, designing clothes and accessories. You could also become an industry expert and report on the fashion industry for magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Vogue.
You could become a barber, hairstylist, esthetician, or cosmetologist. Complete a cosmetology program and earn your cosmetology license so you can pursue a career as a makeup artist, film stylist, fashion show stylist, or salon owner.
You can unleash your inner artist.
The creative arts include fine arts and creative writing. While some people view creative arts as hobbies, artistic abilities are the foundation for multiple career opportunities. Writers can write and sell books, but they can also use their skills to write screenplays, advertisements, and speeches. Writers may also pursue opportunities as reporters and social media managers.
Fine arts include photography, acting, painting, and music. Photographers can turn their passion into a career working as a studio photographer or capturing images for magazines. Both photographers and painters may produce images for advertisements and sell their works at art festivals. Painters can also become set designers for film and theater productions.
While some musicians become famous performers, others use their talents to produce advertising jingles and theme songs. Some combine their musical talents with other interests to become musical therapists, recording engineers, or music teachers. Actors may turn their interest in performing into a career by becoming actors or models. People interested in acting may also become directors, acting coaches, or drama teachers.
Identifying your passions will help you determine careers that will allow you to focus on your interests. Pursue careers that allow you to use your skills and interests.