ArtSchools.com Reveals Non-Traditional Career Opportunities for Those Pursuing Degrees in Creative Arts In response to an article published by The Telegraph, ArtSchools.com, a leading directory of art schools in California, discusses the increasing demand for creative arts graduates in the financial and business job sectors.

BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ArtSchools.com, a leading online directory of art schools in California reveals that pursuing higher education in arts can pave the way for non-traditional, high paying careers in business and financial planning.

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According to a May 22nd article published by The Telegraph titled "Creative arts degrees, the business degree of the future?" those who have chosen to pursue an education in creative arts and design have a wide variety of career opportunities waiting for them after graduation. Opportunities for art school graduates have recently evolved to include careers in business and financial planning. While non-traditional, these careers can be quite lucrative with plenty of potential for advancement.

Many large corporations place great value on the creative skills that are a staple of an arts education. The financial planning industry is becoming increasingly populated by art degree holders. According to the article, Google Ventures, an investment subsidiary of the technology giant Google Inc., "has five designers on their team."

While most business and academic degree programs emphasize learning existing ideas, art degree programs heavily emphasize generating new ideas. Art degrees also foster growth of collaborative skills, which are ideal in the business setting. The competitive advantage of creative skills in business careers has caught the attention of leading MBA programs. They have responded to the demand by introducing new MBA concentrations in areas such as innovation. Creative skills are essential in seeking out new market opportunities and planning for the future, which are both valuable assets for any business.

Andrew Girard, a representative at ArtSchools.com, a directory of art schools in California, agrees that creative skills that are cultivated in art education programs are incredibly valuable. "Art education programs provide more than just technical training," he says. "Art students are encouraged to explore abstract perspectives, and formulate unique ideas. Creative thinking skills are universally transferrable into almost any field."

Girard encourages those who are interested in pursuing an arts degree to explore non-traditional career options. "Creative art majors often think that they are limited to use their talents only in art-industry careers. However, the opposite is true, creative skills make way for unlimited possibilities for graduates."

ArtSchools.com is a comprehensive directory of art degrees, art schools and art-related programs listed and maintained by Monster.com, the leading platform for job seekers. ArtSchools.com is dedicated to assisting prospective artists, teachers, and students find schools, jobs, and programs best suited for their preferences. Whether you're looking for a new job, a new school or a new direction, the ArtSchools.com directory offers insight into top degree programs in a variety of fields, including graphic design, fashion design, interior design, game design, web design, photography and film. ArtSchools.com is an affiliate of CookingSchools.com, a similar directory featuring the best culinary schools in California.

Media Contact: Scott Darrohn, artschools.com, 855-347-4228, takara@fishbat.com

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