Are you stuck in a career rut? Perhaps the daily grind is wearing you down, you dread going into work, and the thought of spending another talking about hedge funds, staring at a computer screen makes you want to pull you hair out. Most adults are unhappy in their work and it is a sad statistic because although we need money to pay the bills and survive, surely life is too short to spend your days in a job you hate so why not do something about it? Before you start considering retirement or retirement options from InsiderMonkey.com have a look at what else is available!
In this article we will take a look at some of the different kind of jobs out there- ones that don’t require sitting in and office all day, and ones that are a bit different from the status quo!
1. Become a trucker
Wouldn’t you love to travel? Explore the open road, see the wonderful sights and sounds that the country has to offer? Listen to whatever music you like with no one to criticize your tastes? Ah the joys of being a truck driver! Whilst the hours can be long, and being away from home for a long period of time does not suit everyone, the demand is high, the wages are good and for those that don’t mind spending time in their own company it can be an immensely rewarding role. TruckDrivingJobs.com reports 556,901 truck driving jobs, so take look and see what is out there, you never know, you might be inspired and stumble across the job of your dreams!
2. Pet therapist
Do you love animals? Do you sometimes feel you are more Intune with our furry friends than the people around you? If this is you, then you could train and make money from a career as an animal therapist. No I am not pulling your leg! With a few years training and some experience handling animals you could spend your days being paid to explore the inner psyche of Rover and Fluffy. Whilst it might sound a bit airy-fairy, it is a legitimate trade with the science to back it up and you can make a pretty good living from helping the behavioral issues of pets from hamsters to horses. If you think this could be the job for you then you can find out more on the mayoclinic.com website.
3. Professional bridesmaid
Yup, I am being completely serious. A professional bridesmaid is a woman that is hired by a bride to help her with the smooth running of the big day. A job traditionally given to a close friend of the bride, whilst this still happens, sometimes your high school friend might be better at smiling in photos that performing other bridesmaid duties. A professional bridesmaid is there to take care of the logistics, help if anything goes wrong, and to basically be at the bride’s beck and call on the biggest day of her life. If you are good at it, there is some serious money to be made in it as well! Not to mention lots of lovely dresses!
So there we go. Three interesting, different, and one borderline bizarre professions you could consider if the daily grind is getting too much to bear. If you want to take a look at some of the weirdest professions out there, then have a read of this list from The Guardian. As I said before, life is too short to spend most of your time doing something you hate so get out there and explore what other jobs there are- from the weird to the wonderful, you are sure to find something that suits you!