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How to Become a Technical Writer

Technical writers write technical manuals as well as other forms of supporting documentation. A technical writer needs to be extraordinarily precise and needs to be able to convey complex concepts in a concise and easy to understand manner. Technical writers need to be intelligent, as they need to fully understand the topics they are writing about. They also need to be very good at research and able...

How to Become a Web Designer

 Web design is an industry that demands talent as well as a very diverse set of skills. A web designer needs to be computer savvy, creative and knowledgeable. Some designers focus more on illustration and work with programmers to bring their designs to life, while other designers focus purely on programming and have their art assets created by illustrators. However, the majority of designers...

How to Become a 3D Animator

3D animation is a highly technical skill that requires both artistic talent and computer knowledge. 3D animation can either be done by hand or through a motion capture process, and different types of animation requires a different set of talents. Animators need to be extraordinarily precise and patient, and often a single animation make take many months to do. Animators may sometimes work in independent...

How to Become a Video Game Designer

Being a video game designer is more than just a childhood dream; it's a fast-growing profession that involves both talent and skill. Video game designers work hard to bring video game ideas to life, and they have an extraordinary amount of freedom within their profession. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a video game designer will usually make a median of $81,140 a year. Those within the...

How to Become a Rapper

JOB OVERVIEW Have you ever wanted to be a rapper? Do you have a knack for poetry? Are you full of rhyme and rhythm? If so, you may want to go for a career as a rapper! Rap used to be a small niche area in music, but lately, it has gained popularity with mainstream music buffs and taken the world by storm. Rap is really a type of poetry, though some argue that it isn't music, because there...

How to Become a Music Promoter

JOB OVERVIEW Being a music promoter can be a fun and rewarding career. Like a music agent, a music promoter is responsible for promoting a specific band or singer in an effort to help their career. An agent tends to be the person who gets the band shows and appearances to do, while the promoter may work more closely with media and ad executives to plan strategies in getting them noticed. Their pay...

How to Become a Music Agent

JOB OVERVIEW Being a music agent can be a fun and rewarding career. It takes someone who knows the music industry and can effectively promote a band or music group. It is a fun career which can be lucrative if you get with the right people. Agents usually work in the "big time" aspect of music, but they could also focus on their local area. They basically "represent" the artist or musician...

How to Become a Music Producer

JOB OVERVIEW If you are not a singer, but you love being a part of the music business, perhaps a career in music production is for you. Music producers work in several different environments, including film, stage, and concerts, for example. But the most common place you find them is in a recording studio. Expert producers are needed to orchestrate the recordings, direct engineers to maintain...

How to Become a Choreographer

Choreography is the study of directing the art of dance. It involves both artistic and technical ability, and a thorough understanding of Dance. Historically, the best choreographers have evolved into the field of choreography from their career in Dance, much like a stage director has also been an actor, so he understands it inside and out. One of the most famous choreographers was Gillian Lynne....

How to Become a Dancer

There is a story about a young girl who was always in trouble in school for getting up, dancing over to the pencil sharpener, and always being on the move. There were meetings held with her parent and she was considered a possible "ADHD" student who needed special services. This teacher did not recognize her greatness. But later, another teacher noticed she was good in the school theater productions...