If you can combine two skills, you can come up with some interesting career options. Robert Tinney, BYTE Cover Artist and Microcomputer Illustration Pioneer:
Being a talented artist is sort of like being a talented speaker: itâ€™s a nice talent to have, but it isnâ€™t easy to find someone whoâ€™ll pay you just to do it. You need to combine that basic talent with another skill to really have a marketable service. If youâ€™re a good speaker, combine that with a law degree to be a trial attorney. If youâ€™re an artist, acquire an expertise in 3-D modeling and move to Hollywood for a career in special effects.