Top 10 Careers for People Who Want to Innovate

June 11, 2014 Renee Masur

graphic designer - Sokanu

Innovation is all about finding new ways of doing things through alternative thinking. It requires creativity, vision, and a spirit that isn’t afraid of failure. Innovators are advocates for improvement and love to make iterations so that their work is exactly the way they envisioned it. For those people that are looking for careers that require innovation, these might be the careers for you!


Choreography is the art of creating new expressions of dance. They are the people who inspire with their movements and ideas, and their creative steps make masterpieces that can touch people. Choreographers are found in an array of positions around the world. A lot of them are instructors at schools or universities. Some create dance routines for music videos and films. They are even used to create routines for cheerleading and skating competitions. Choreographers are people who have a massive amount of knowledge about the human body and its movements. They make a living entertaining others while expressing their own artistic flair.


A composer or scorer is someone who writes and directs original music used to produce various types of media entertainment. The scores they write are technically correct to create flawless performances by choruses, musicians or instrumental ensembles. The soundtrack they create must suit the project and convey the appropriate mood or tone for the scene. Successful composers are versatile with effective collaboration skills, allowing them to work on a variety of projects with producers and musicians from various backgrounds.

Industrial Designer

Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and toys. They combine art, business, and engineering to make products that people use every day. They work in offices in a variety of industries. Although they design manufactured products, only about 29% of industrial designers are employed directly by manufacturers.

Interior Designer

An interior designer is someone who works with a client to create aesthetic rooms and spaces. The spaces and rooms interior designers create are equally varied, ranging from simple indoor and outdoor home environments to hotel lobbies and lavish mansions. No matter the size, every designer works to create spaces that are attractive yet functional.

Graphic Designer

Graphic designers create visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. They help to make an organization recognizable by selecting colour, images, or logo designs that represent a particular idea or identity to be used in advertising and promotions.


Authors are lovers of language. Their passion is writing well-crafted pieces of work. Authors work closely with words and use the fundamentals of language to evoke images, generate ideas, create musicality, inform, and to do so in a way that readers find accessible. There are many different types of authors, including novelists, poets, journalists, screenwriters, playwrights, copywriters, and so on, that stem to many genres, including academic, creative, business, professional, and journalistic writing.

Costume Designer

A costume designer is a fashion professional who is responsible for creating the look and mood for actors and actresses in film, television and stage productions. They design, sew, research, and purchase the clothing and costumes worn by those on stage. They also select or design the accessories and props which help to define each character. They are experts in beauty and style.

Games Tester

Games testers work for video game production companies to thoroughly test video games before the final version is released to the public. Also known as beta game testers, games testers receive a version of a game that is close to its final stages. The tester must then play the game a number of times, from start to finish, in order to uncover bugs or glitches within the game. Without games testers, bugs and glitches would abound in games, possibly making them unplayable and destroying the reputation of the video game production company. 

Exhibit Designer

An exhibit designer is a person who creates displays and fixtures for large exhibitions, shows, businesses, museums, libraries, and galleries. They are specially trained in the art of layout and design and may work exclusively for a museum or gallery or in a private firm.

Craft Artist

Craft artists use a variety of materials and techniques to create art for sale and exhibition. They create handmade objects, such as pottery, glassware, textiles, or other objects that are usually designed to be functional, but sometimes the original works of art have only aesthetic value rather than a functional one.

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Renee Masur

Renee Masur is the Community Manager for Sokanu and Island girl living in Vancouver. She loves people and their stories.

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