Creative Writer Careers

Careers for Creative WritersCareer Overview

Creative writers are part of the world of authors, writers, and editors. Creative writers are responsible for creating creative written content that can be published in newspapers, magazines, books, and online print media. The internet has vastly expanded the creative writing world. Now, creative writing is flourishing on blogs and web pages everywhere. Most creative writers are self-employed as freelance writers and earn money by writing for different printed and online publications.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree

Program Recommendations:


Excellent grammar and spelling skills are necessary to become a successful writer. Other helpful skills include creativity, fast and accurate typing skills and the ability to market writing ideas and find writing projects.

Top School’s for creative writers:

University of Phoenix
Capella University
Walden University
Westwood College
Keiser University

Career Trends

Average Salary for creative writers in 2008: $53,000
Jobs in 2008 for creative writers: 281,300
Projected employment openings for creative writers through 2018: 303,300

Related Jobs:

Writers and Authors

Article Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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