Whether you’re searching for a career, or you’re searching for a career change, there are more options than deciding whether or not you’d prefer a desk job over a non-desk job… Considering the fact that many of us spend the majority of our waking hours working to make a living to support ourselves and our families, it is important to choose a career that doesn’t make you dread getting up in the morning!
Here are a few cool careers that don’t require a decade of school (and the loans that go with it)!
Physician Assistant (PA)
A PA is a healthcare professional who is licensed to practice medicine as part of a team of physicians. They focus on the wellness and care of patients while supporting a physician or surgeon. PAs have the opportunity to work in hospitals or doctor’s offices and have skills that are needed everywhere.
Anesthesiology Assistant (AA)
The AA is a non-physician who administers anesthesia by the direction of an anesthesiologist. If you need to be sedated for surgery, more than likely this is the last person you’ll see before you fall asleep and the first person you see upon waking. An AA has an undergraduate degree in pre-med and a 2-year master’s degree with a VERY high rate of job placement and a six-figure salary.
Geomatic Engineering / Land Surveyor
Geomatics engineers design, develop, and operate systems for collecting and analyzing spatial information about the land, oceans, natural resources and manmade features. What that really means is that Geomatics Engineers combine computer engineering with civil engineering to create and maintain everyday applications like the GPS in your car!
Air Traffic Controller
There’s more to landing an airplane than the work the pilots do in the cockpit of the airplane. Air Traffic Controllers manage traffic on the ground and in the air for the safety of air travelers. And, with all of those planes coming and going, Air Traffic Controllers help ensure that traffic moves on time and efficiently.
Social Media Management
If you’re internet savvy and you enjoy writing, a career in social media provides the opportunity to be creative and stay up-to-date with the most recent technology. Whether it’s writing blog posts or condensing important messages into 140 characters for Twitter, Social Media Management is a fun career for detail oriented and organized individuals who enjoy interacting with others online.
These are just five options out of endless opportunities to find happiness in your career choice! If you can’t find something that makes it easy to get up in the morning, consider starting your own business—the possibilities are endless and with the Internet, you can reach a worldwide audience!