Career Ideas: 7 Careers That Keep You on Your Feet
August 27, 2012
Not everyone is designed for traditional desk jobs and offices. So for those of you who are more interested in work that will get you up and about, we’re highlighting some of our favorite outside-the-box (erm, cubicle) jobs.
Which would you choose?Photographer
Whether working in a studio space, the wilderness, or on the streets of a big city, you can’t sit down when you’re snapping shots. True, you’ll have to take a seat when editing the images. But the rest of the time, you’ll be on the move, running, squatting, and twisting your body to capture that perfect shot.Emergency Room Nurse
With a quick-paced and unpredictable work environment, ER Nurse jobs are not for the faint of heart or body…but you’ll never be bored. An added bonus? Nursing is one of the fastest growing and in-demand careers in the country.Makeup Artist
Whether you’re backstage of a runway, in a film studio, or at a client’s home, you won’t find yourself in a traditional office. This career keeps you on your toes and is a great outlet for your creative talents.Construction Manager
In this career, you oversee the day-to-day work on construction projects and make sure they’re finished on time and on budget. That means you spend most of your time out under the big open sky.Private Investigator
What could be better than being paid to find the dirt others want to keep hidden? Often working unusual hours in various locations, private investigators follow spouses accused of cheating, dig up confidential business memos, and track down missing persons. No cubicle for you.Museum Collections Manager
Rarely found in a regular office, Museum Collection Managers are responsible for the care and keeping of a museum’s artifacts. On any given day, you could be solving a storage dilemma (how exactly should you archive a stuffed ostrich?), cataloguing hundred-year-old objects, or developing culturally appropriate practices for handling special objects like sacred artifacts.Zoologist
This professional field is a real jungle. Literally. As a Zoologist, you study animals (not zoos) in captivity or the wild to better understand their behaviors, diseases, biology, and environments. While around half the job is spent in a lab, the rest of your working hours will be out in the field as a permanent guest of the animal kingdom.
Want more careers that will get you out from behind a desk? Check out our big list of outdoor jobs!