In the 1988 to 2006 GSS surveys, interviewers asked people how satisfied they were with their jobs. The interviewers also asked them about their general level of happiness and Smith correlated those general happiness findings with the jobs people held. People’s feelings about their work usually have a significant impact on their happiness, he said, "Across all occupations, on average, 47 percent of people said they were very satisfied with their jobs and 33 percent said they were very happy. The top three jobs for satisfaction were clergy (87 percent reporting being very satisfied), firefighters (80 percent) and physical therapists (78 percent). Other top jobs, in which more than 60 percent of the respondents said they were very satisfied were education administrators, painters, and sculptors, teachers, authors, psychologists, special education teachers, operating engineers, office supervisors, and security and financial services salespersons."
Though artists may not be top wage earners, most find they are satisfied with their decision and are able to live comfortably with their wages. Sometimes it's not all about the money, but the satisfaction of doing a job you enjoy.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Special Thank you to Rachel of thehelpfulartteacher.blogspot.com for spotting this video!