Work doesn’t always have to be a grind. Certain professions actually pay you to do things you find fun — whether it’s shooting videos, baking or travelling. We’ve pulled together 10 jobs that allow you to exercise your creativity and spend time with people while still making good money. And the best part? These fun jobs have scores of job openings!
Average Base Pay: £24,641/yr
Job Description: Videographers shoot raw video footage using cameras, provide creative direction behind video shoots and edit raw video footage into finished videos.
Average Base Pay: £17,365/yr
Job Description: Travel agents aid individuals and groups in securing transportation, lodging and entertainment activities for travel.
Average Base Pay: £30,537/yr
Job Description: Interior designers create practical, safe and beautiful indoor spaces by choosing functional and decorative items.
Average Base Pay: £25,506/yr
Job Description: Pastry chefs bake breads, pastries and other baked goods for bakeries, cafes and restaurants.
Average Base Pay: £40,037/yr
Job Description: Software engineers create applications and systems that run on computers and mobile devices.
Average Base Pay: £33,979/yr
Job Description: Marketing specialists create materials — such as social media posts, advertisement copy or eBooks — and create marketing strategies in order to generate interest in products, services or events.
Average Base Pay: £25,376/yr
Job Description: Graphic designers create visuals and graphics, using computer software or by hand, to convey information and ideas to audiences.
Average Base Pay: £28,882/yr
Job Description: Event planners coordinate all aspects of professional meetings and events like conferences, weddings and parties, from scoping prospective sites to executing party themes.
Average Base Pay: £16,607/yr
Job Description: Flight attendants service the needs of airline passengers and respond to emergencies onboard aircraft to ensure the safety of passengers.
Average Base Pay: £16/hr
Job Description: Freelance writers work for different clients to develop written content for various types of media.