If you love television, film, media and you have art talent, the world of the professional animator may be waiting for you.
Career-wise, animators can find work regularly. They can join a animation firm or they can opt to work as freelancers. Either way, projects are always open for skilled cartoonists. Cartoons have become an integral part of popular culture. Cartoons on television and animated films are being produced at a record pace. One animated film can hire as much as 200 to 500 animators. One full season — usually composed of 24 episodes — of a cartoon series can hire 50 to 200 animators per episode. That’s a lot of work waiting for people who graduate from an animation school and it can indeed be a financially rewarding option.
In the legal field, you don’t have to become a lawyer or paralegal, you can find work as a court reporter. Court reporters act as the stenographer, or record-keeper in the courtroom. In order to become a court reporter, individuals must attend a formal classroom training program and, in some states, pass a licensing exam as well.
Business majors can specialize in several different areas — marketing, accounting, administration or finance. Finance majors go through courses in a variety of topics, from economics to accounting to ethics and law. Their upper level finance classes will cover topics involving capital management, debt and equity topics and long-term and short-term cash management.