Potential careers and pathways

Medical Students read their creative writing at Aberdeen University May Festival

Here is a list of just some of the potential careers and pathways you could pursue in this particular field. Having creative skills is important in a multitude of other industries too as well as in everyday life so you may find yourself working somewhere entirely different one day.

  • Freelance Poet / Short Story writer / Novelist / Dramatist
  • Creative Writing Tutor
  • Creative Writing Practitioner for specialised setting (i.e. GHAT Writer)
  • Journalist
  • Publisher
  • Literary Agent
  • Proofreader / Copyeditor
  • Writing Tutor
  • Researcher
  • Lecturer

A comprehensive list can be found on Creative Skillset

Need more help exploring your career options? Check out Skills Development Scotland’s My World of Work site.