Are you comparing careers? Would you like a job where you don’t sit at a desk all day? Do you want a career where you do not stay in the same location all day long? Do you get bored of doing repetitive tasks? Do you want a job that offers some variety?
Below are a few jobs and career ideas where you don’t sit at a desk all day long. Many of these jobs require you to travel throughout the day. If you don’t think you’d be happy sitting at a desk, here are some careers to consider.
One job where you definitely don’t sit at a desk all day is as a CPS caseworker. While caseworkers do have an office, and must complete paperwork, they spend quite a bit of time outside the office. They visit clients in homes, go to court, schools and more.
This career choice, of course, is not for everyone. For more advice, please read “What Should I Major in to Become a CPS Caseworker?” Most social workers do not spend much time in an office. For tips on becoming a social worker, take a look at “Is a Career in Social Work Right for You?” and “Ten Tips for Social Work Majors.”
EMT’s (Emergency Medical Technicians) definitely do not spend much time in the office. In fact, their work locations vary on a daily basis. EMT’s save lives and assist people who have been injured or are in a medical crisis. Read these articles here for more advice on becoming an EMT.
A crop consultant advises farmers to help increase production and lower expenses. Crop consultants can help farmers save time, reduce risk and much more. They frequently travel throughout the day to various rural locations. It requires a broad knowledge of farming and agriculture, and preferably at least a bachelor’s degree. One great resource to check out is the National Alliance of Crop Consultants here.
Mail delivery workers do not spend much time indoors. It’s a great job if you like to exercise while you work, and don’t want to stare at a wall all day. Read “How You Can Become a Postal Worker” for more insight.
Photographers will frequently travel to various locations for weddings, outdoor portraits, commercial photography and more. Some successful photographers are self-taught. Others attend school for several years and earn a master’s degree. For more insight on this career, check out these articles here.
Do you enjoy helping others in need? Do you want to assist people in regaining physical strength, balance and motor skills? A career as a physical therapist might be the choice for you. Physical therapists work with various age groups in hospitals or rehabilitation centers. Read “What Should I Major in to Become a Physical Therapist?” for more advice.
A play therapist works with children who have been abused or have special needs. Some of their activities include equine therapy (which uses horses), outdoor play, board games and more. It requires a master’s level degree. Read “How to Become a Play Therapist” for more insight into this career choice.
Insurance adjusters estimate the damage to homes, automobiles, buildings and more. They evaluate insurance claims from car accidents, storms and other mishaps. It will usually require a college degree. To learn more about the career of an insurance adjuster, read these articles here.
Nurses spend most of their work time on their feet, tending to patients. It is a great career choice for someone who loves to help others. Nurses are always in demand and are paid well. To learn more, read “Pros and Cons of Being a Nurse.”
Another occupation that does not require much office work is a pet sitter. This will usually require you owning your own business. It can be a fun and profitable career choice. Read “How to Start a Pet and House Sitting Business” for advice. You might also check out “How to Start a Pet Waste Removal Business.”
These are ten job ideas that provide variety and do not involve a significant amount of time in an office. For more career advice, please read “Jobs that Pay $50,000 to over $100,000 a Year” and “Jobs that Pay Well Over a Million Dollars a Year.” You might also check out “Dangerous Jobs that Pay Well Over $50,000 a Year Without a College Degree” and “Jobs that Pay a lot More Than You Think.”
Choosing a job path can be a challenging, yet exciting time in your life. Best wishes as you make decisions for your future!