Long Haul Truck Driver
Drive 18-wheeler big rigs from coast to coast.
Lighthouses loom large in the imagination of anyone who has ever visited a coast, or even just read about one in a book. The Lighthouse Keeper knows the secret heart of the night and spends hours awake when the rest of the world is asleep, all to keep ships (and now planes too) safe. If you love the idea of shouldering the solitary responsibility of keeping these noble structures up and running, and safeguarding the lives of Sailors and Pilots, then a job as a Lighthouse Keeper could be for you.
Though their navigational importance has waned over the years, there are still many lighthouses in operation throughout the US and the world. Lighthouse Keepers need to be knowledgeable in all aspects of maintaining them, inside and out. Only clean, functional machines can keep the lamp turning at the proper speed and angle. You’ll also be responsible for making sure that the site’s radio systems are up and running.
You should have a knack for maps and directions. Incoming ships will contact you by radio for directions into the harbor and advice about conditions. Despite the long hours of solitude, you’ll need the ability to keep a lot of different elements straight in your head all at once: weather, water conditions, as well as incoming and outgoing ships. It can be a big job for one person, to stand tall like a lighthouse, a beacon for others.