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Public Relations Specialist
Ranking 1

Median Salary $54,000 (Do Not Chase the Dollar - Chase Your Passion)
Educational Requirements Bachelors
Exploring the Dream Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals.
Living the Dream Public relations specialists usually work in offices. Some attend community activities. Long workdays are common, as is overtime.
Reaching the Dream Public relations specialists typically need a bachelorís degree in public relations, journalism, communications, English, or business.

Art Director
Ranking 2

Median Salary $81,000 (Do Not Chase the Dollar - Chase Your Passion)
Educational Requirements Bachelors
Exploring the Dream Art directors are responsible for the visual style and images in magazines, newspapers, product packaging, and movie and television productions. They create the overall design of a project and direct others who develop artwork and layouts.
Living the Dream About 15 percent of art directors worked for advertising and public relations firms in 2012. Others worked for newspaper and magazine publishers, specialized design services firms, and motion picture and video industries.
Reaching the Dream Art directors need at least a bachelorís degree in an art or design subject and previous work experience. Depending on the industry, they may have worked as graphic designers, illustrators, copy editors, or photographers, or in another art or design occup

Architect
Ranking 3

Median Salary $73,000 (Do Not Chase the Dollar - Chase Your Passion)
Educational Requirements Bachelors
Exploring the Dream Architects plan and design houses, office buildings, and other structures.
Living the Dream Architects spend much of their time in offices, where they meet with clients, and consult with engineers and other architects. They also visit construction sites to review the progress of projects. About 1 in 5 were self-employed in 2012.
Reaching the Dream There are typically three main steps to becoming a licensed architect: completing a professional degree in architecture, gaining relevant experience through a paid internship, and passing the Architect Registration Exam.

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