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What this job is about

Your teacher might have yelled at your when she caught you doodling a seal with superpowers in the side of your notebook, but you might actually be able to turn your love of cartoons into a viable career option. Not just for newspapers anymore, cartoonists enjoy different mediums, like web comics, storyboarding for marketing applications, greeting cards and yes, even old school publications. While you'll need to have natural art skills, it also helps to have time management expertise, especially since you'll spend a lot of time working on your own. Turns out, your math class scribble might actually become a way for you to earn money doing what you love.

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What it Takes

Judgement and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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