4 Unexpected Careers You Might Not Have Thought Of

Deciding what you want to do in life is the million-dollar question. Whether you’re a graduate contemplating what to do or an employed professional who’s not satisfied in their role, finding what makes you happy is hard.

World famous film director Baz Luhrmann once quoted ‘Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t.’ Such a simple but powerful message, it provides support to us not already having our career path figured out. The thing about this is that everyone believes other people are sorted and happy when in fact the majority of people are in the same place.

If you are one of these people, then don’t panic. If a profession you thought, you’d like to pursue doesn’t turn out to be for you then there is still time for a change. You can change your career path at any age and there are hundreds of wonderful jobs out there that might sound like a better alternative… it’s just about finding what that career is. So to give you a helping hand, we’ve listed so ones that you may just want to consider.

Wardrobe Assistant

If fashion’s your thing, then get involved now! A harder job to break into but once you’re in, you’re in! If you’re sat watching X-factor or Strictly on a Saturday wondering, I wonder where they get their outfits from… that could be your job! As a wardrobe assistant, it’s up to you to plan, make, find and fit costumes for events, performances or appearances. A career you will definitely have to work your way up in but, even though it is a slog in the first few positions, once you have the experience, it will be a fantastic and fun job to have.

Foster Carer

One of the most rewarding career choices in life, have you thought about trying to foster a child? People find it an odd concept to see this as a career but aside from the meaningful side of it all, people do use this as a lucrative financial option. Now that isn’t to say these people are being cold as if they have the ability to take in a child or young adult to give them a better life experience then that is the most important thing aside from the money they’d receive. Private fostering agency workers are continuously on the lookout for new foster carers that can have that positive impact on young people’s lives. A challenging but heroic choice, using your life skills and experiences to improve someone’s life is a wonderful thing.

Event Planner

If you love bringing things together, then event planning may be for you. A hugely successful market to break, with big rewards, event planning is massive in the corporate field as well as personal lifestyle area. Organising venues, artists, sorting out catering, seating, entertainment, wristbands for guests, the guest list itself and the event themes are just some of the duties you’d be responsible. Pulling off an event that people enjoy and remember for a lifetime is a highly rewarding role. It can be stressful at times but after all of the organisation, you can bask in the fun what you’ve created and achieved, which beats sitting in an office any day!

Dog Implanter/Breeder

If you are an animal crazed person and you find yourself dog obsessed and just want to escape home after a long day to see your little one, then why not see this as a more serious career choice? Dog breeders especially make a lot of money and even if it’s hard to say goodbye, the satisfaction of making people and puppies happy is a magical thing. You can take a Lantra approved to get your implanters license and start looking after dogs immediately. Spend your days surrounded by the thing you love. It won’t seem like work and if you’re someone who is rurally placed or have a sizeable amount of land, it’s a perfect way of getting outdoors and providing the perfect place for your dogs.

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