Pinterest—the web-based pinboard where users share beautiful, inspiring, and drool-inducing pictures—has become the latest darling of the social media world. And it has plenty of uses beyond finding great cocktail recipes and cute snapshots of swimming pigs.
Not only could Pinterest help you land your next job, it can also provide some interesting career inspiration.
We’ve picked out the best aspects of using Pinterest—namely, immersion into a world of stunning visuals, and opportunity to curate and share what you love—to find careers that offer the same kind of experience on a grander scale.
If you like pinning, you’ll love these jobs:
If you’ve a passion for pictures, create them yourself as a photographer. Whether you want to take darling portraits of kids, or go for the more refined beauty of editorial shots, this is a fitting career for those who thrive on finding that perfect image.
Average salary: $17,000 – $63,000
As a social media manager, you get to decide what, when, and how your company will share content—like articles, videos, Hey Girl pictures, etc.—with its target audience.
The upshot? You may actually get to spend some (legitimate) work time developing your company’s Pinterest account. Plus, no matter what social platform you work on, you’ll enjoy the curatorial satisfaction of spreading great content across the interwebs.
Average salary: $29,000 – $109,000
The overall look, style, and feel of a wedding is the wheelhouse of a wedding designer. From creating massive inspiration boards to inventing a custom color palette for a bride-to-be, you work in a world of beauty and splendor—which sounds an awful lot like Pinterest, no?
Average salary: $27,000 – $77,000
As a visual merchandiser, you create real-life Pinterest boards: you choose what fantastic pieces of clothing, art and other merchandise will grace the storefront windows and interior displays of emporiums, both big and small. It’s all about visual choices that will elicit the most re-pins, er, purchases.
Average salary: $17,000 – $43,000
Much of Pinterest is about beauty for beauty’s sake, so surrounding yourself with blossoms and blooms—the symbols of unadulterated, ornamental loveliness—seems like a natural choice. Your eye for color and texture combinations works well for both bulletin boards and bouquets.
Average salary: $17,000 – $36,000
You know those inspirational quotes in gorgeous typeface popping up all over? These are the work of typographers—graphic designers and illustrators dedicated to the design and layout of letters. If you’ve got a Bauhaus font obsession, consider this illustrious career path.
Average salary: $22,000 – $57,000
Pin visual masterpieces on a real-world scale as a museum curator. You pick and choose paintings, sculptures and other artwork to grace the walls and rooms of your exhibit. Yet it’s more than just objects of beauty: your goal is to create both an educational and emotional experience for viewers of the collection—a goal any good Pinner would aspire to.
Average salary: $28,000 – $86,000
If you’re a Pinterest lover, let us know what career you think would be perfect for you!
*All salary data is from the Bureau Labor of Statistics.
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