I am reminded of a line from Frank Miller's "300" (also repeated in the so-named movie) where Leonidas is challenged by the Athenians regarding the number of soldiers he has brought to the Hellespont to battle the Persians. He asks Athenian after Athenian what their profession is, and he receives responses like, "Potter," "Blacksmith," and "Sculptor" from every person he asked. He then turns to the Spartans and asks what their profession is, to which they respond in a unified battle cry. Though there were more than 1,500 Athenians present, the 300 Spartans included more professional warriors and their performance at the Hot Gates is legendary.
In modern American society, there is a large media push to pursue "creative" professions. However, there is one glaring exclusion in those media representations ... and that is the fact that most of those professions are highly difficult to support financially. Artists, musicians, actors, designers, painters, and so on mostly go unrecognized and unheralded during their "creative" period. Most don't make any money and usually lose money, gain debt, and end up later pursuing other careers to support themselves and their families. I am glad people want to be creative, and hobbies are great. They make life more fulfilling. However, I wish people would stop selling the idea of creative careers to young people in this country.
Too many kids are coming out of schools with "creative" degrees, massive student loan debt, and no marketable skills to earn a living. Some people will succeed in these kinds of careers, but the vast majority will not. If you want to get a music degree, fine, do that and learn as much as you can, but have a backup plan. Don't put all your eggs in that basket or you could find the hill you have to climb later in life is much higher and steeper than you ever imagined. Creative people that design smart phones and video games are a small group and most will never crack that egg. Most clothes designers are unknowns who will never be known. I'm not saying not to pursue your dreams, but if everyone dreams of being a clothes designer, then there will be a lot of disappointed people as there is only room for so many. You have to have a realistic backup plan, and you have to have the training and preparation to be successful if you find yourself rewarded in your creative profession. The reason most musicians and actors end up broke is because when they are successful the only thing they ever trained to be was an actor or musician, and they don't know how to manage their money.
I bought the line when I was in my early 20s and decided I could be a professional musician, and was for a time. However, I also finished a couple undergraduate degrees in that time and had something to support me when music ended. I had a backup plan, and while I still like to play guitar, I have a career that allows me the lifestyle I want for my family and I play music as a hobby. Creative thinking is not reserved to "artistic" professions, and I prefer to think of it as critical thinking, not creative thinking. Just being creative isn't enough in this culture, you have to be able to access your critical thinking centers and think beyond just the pretty exterior of an idea.
It's an interesting question, but why doesn't anyone ever ask who wants to be an engineer, accountant, police officer, dentist, bartender, diesel mechanic, or any other of the more likely professions people will end up in?