I hate my marketing job, what else is out there?

Just to be clear, the title is mainly for attention-grabbing purposes. I’m a pretty even-tempered, non-dramatic person, and I’m not happy at my job, but know “hate” might be a strong word for what I feel.

The backstory is, I just graduated with a bachelors in business administration with a minor in marketing. For the past 6 months I’ve been working as a marketing coordinator in the marketing department of a bank. I made a career switch and liked the job originally for the hours and time off compared to my old job. I’m very grateful to be working in a field related to my degree before I even obtained it, but marketing isn’t quite what I thought it would be.

Some things I’m starting to realize is that I don’t like coordinating (funny cause that’s literally in the name). I am not a very naturally organized person and trying to just stay organized to promote marketing efforts for everything I’m assigned is a full-time job. My coworkers are all great at their jobs and very organized people, and just to keep up I feel like I’m doing 3 times the amount of work, just fighting my nature. I like to create things, either through idea generation or physical creation (photos, videos, text). I’ve been assigned to create some videos and I have thoroughly enjoyed that process, but the company can’t have me just do that full-time.

My thoughts for a “dream job” that I would actually like would be something where I can come up with big ideas, but not necessarily have to coordinate the action (Maybe something like a think-tank?). Is this something that is unrealistic in the world of “marketing”, should I look for something in another field, or am I just cooked? Please ask clarifying questions in the comments and/or share what you do and how you feel about your job. Thank you all in advance.

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