Want to make a difference through helping others? Why not pursue a career that will let you feel good and do good as well? Here are some of the most rewarding careers for caring people out there.
Social workers usually help people solve or cope with issues ranging from relationship problems to addiction or mental illness. Depending on the setting in which they work, they might help people seek out housing, health care, or drug or alcohol treatment programs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. They might also provide counseling and assistance in finding work or coping with a disability.
Veterinary technicians are to veterinarians what nurses wearing hospital scrubs are to physicians; that is, they assist vets with all the duties of a veterinary clinic, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This could include performing and analyzing medical tests, helping with general pet care, and educating pet owners about their animals’ health.
Registered Nurse (RN)
RNs give medical advice, treat patients, and educate the public about issues having to do with health care, illness, and medicine. These men and women in hospital scrubs also might record and file patients’ medical records and assist with medical tests and diagnoses, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Human Resources Specialist
Human resources specialists are usually responsible for finding and keeping the best possible employees for jobs within a company. They might mediate conflicts, handle payroll and benefits, or manage staff training and development, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Teachers help students grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually by conveying to them a variety of concepts and ideas. They might teach anything from math to a foreign language to music or art.
Health Care Administrator
Health care administrators may not use hospital scrubs but they are very important part of the healthcare industry for they plan, direct, and supervise the staff and operations of a medical facility to help make sure things are running smoothly and patients’ needs are met, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In this type of role, you could be helping anywhere from dozens to hundreds of people a day by making sure their health care experience is efficient and seamless.
Sources: Google Images | Careers that are Great for Caring People
Here are some of the careers that will never let you sweat and ironically will make you relax and worry free. These jobs are surely the easiest and the most wonderful careers that you may want to pursue. Check them out:
Qunar, a Chinese travel review site, has hired three secret reviewers this year to assess the thread count, wi-fi strength, slipper softness, and room service at top hotels throughout the country. Meanwhile, Travelodge employs a full-time bed guru to nap in all of the national hotel chain’s rooms, testing the quality of each mattress. In 2006, that guy earned close to six figures. Generally, expect to earn $1,500 a month.
At Godiva, chocolate testers are trained like sommeliers for the job, learning to inspect for sheen and cracks, taking “bunny sniffs” for aroma notes, and savoring the texture of up to 50 bonbons a day. Food testers can earn anywhere from $24,000 up to $70,000, depending on the company. It may sound easy to do, but it’s a hard job to get. Godiva tasters go to “chocolate school” to qualify, while other companies require “super-tasters,” those born with uniquely potent taste-buds. The only downside of this job, is an overindulgent chocolate craving that may lead one to a hospital with people in nurse uniforms working.
Cute pet aggregator
For most of us, kitten ogling is for break-time. But if you’re a web editor for Cute Overload or a casting agent at True Entertainment, the production company behind Animal Planet’s “Too Cute” you have to comb through adorable footage and photos of sloths, kittens, and puppies for a living. The average salary of an entry level staffer for a cute-animal site can range from $10 an hour to $40,000 a year depending on location, company and responsibilities.
It’s actually possible to live like a millionaire on $10,000 a year. One couple spent winter in the Pyranees and summer in Antibes, skimming leaves from their private pool, walking dogs, and chasing away burglars by simply occupying one mansion or another. Veteran house-sitters with killer reputations can charge around $200 a week to mind the mansion, that’s in addition to room and board. For newbies, there’s Luxuryhousesitting.com, a site that connects wanderers with high-end property owners in Florida, California, even Malta and the Virgin Islands.
There’s a solid market for this gig. Fast-typing fingers can earn you a starting salary of $25,000 to caption TV shows for the hearing impaired as you watch them. Production assistants for clip shows like “Talk Soup” spend their days flipping channels in search of potential segments to pass along to producers, earning a few hundred a week. At Nielson, a team of media researchers stay glued to the tube, 8 hours a day, $10 an hour, watching out for any product placements across networks.
YouTube’s partner program has turned self-made DIY videos into cash-money. The trick is to anticipate the things people want to know but afraid to ask. Can you draw a decent smokey eye? How well can you fold a paper airplane? Can you whistle? Super ‘clicky’ web tutorials on absurdly simple tasks can bank their makers up to $100k. “It’s nice to get paid for doing absolutely nothing,” the guy behind the popular “how to tie a tie” video told NPR.
If you’re going to have strong opinions, why not use them to get massages? Susie Ellis, C.E.O of Spafinder, has gotten thousands in her 20-year career. She’s traveled the world as an intrepid reporter, testing back rubs and aromatherapy rituals for her online spa directory. Freelance writers and editors for spa sites and magazines can get all the same massage perks without any of those C.E.O. headaches, and earn between $20,000 and $90,000 a year.
According to one branding website, a popular mommy blogger was hired by a family resort to spend four days as a V.I.P. guest and offer feedback on how to improve their kid-friendly features. In addition to an all-expense paid vacation, she earned $1,200 for her time. Nice work if you can get it. Too bad the easiest jobs are the hardest to find.
Sources: The Easiest Jobs on the Planet | Google Images
If you want to find a job that will keep you healthy and fit, you must start to pursue these highly active careers. Here are some of them:
Carpenters need manual dexterity, good eye-hand coordination, physical fitness, and a good sense of balance. Whether it’s a small bookshelf or a big house, building stuff makes you sweat. Sawing wood, swinging a hammer and carrying lumber seems like you may as well be at the gym.
Ever wonder why nurses wear those thick, rubber-soled nursing shoes seemingly designed more for track and field than the emergency department? Let’s just say, nurses don’t sit down much. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, “registered nurses may spend considerable time walking, bending, stretching, and standing.” Patients in hospitals and nursing care facilities require 24-hour care, which means nurses may work nights, holidays, and weekends, says the Department of Labor.
It’s been said that everyone should be a waiter once because then they’d never complain at a restaurant again. Why? Because serving food can involve more running than a five-set tennis match. Specifically, says the U.S. Department of Labor, waiters are “on their feet most of the time and often carry heavy trays of food, dishes, and glassware. During busy dining periods, they are under pressure to serve customers quickly and efficiently.” And since most servers earn the majority of their income from tips, according to the Department of Labor, there’s an incentive to run a bit faster.
If you like to stop and smell the roses, and then feverishly plant another row of them, landscaping might be your thing. If so, expect a daily workout tougher than your local Pilates instructor can dish out. The U.S. Department of Labor states that this is “physically demanding work.” But that’s likely expected from a profession that uses shovels, hand saws, chain saws, and lawnmowers. All this physical activity and the great outdoors, too.
As a medical assistant, you’ll not only be helping others stay healthy, but you’ll likely be active enough to also stay in shape yourself. That’s because medical assistants are those workers at your doctor’s office that seem to be doing a little bit of everything. First, they’re running with their nursing shoes to show you to your examination room, then they’re hurrying back to answer the phone, right before they pull charts and set up equipment trays. Basically, says the U.S. Department of Labor, they perform a variety of tasks to keep doctors’ offices running smoothly.
There’s a reason there are so many “beefcake” firefighter calendars out there. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, this job is very physically demanding. Even when they aren’t battling blazing buildings, firefighters are usually doing something to work up a sweat. For instance, they are often the first emergency personnel on the scene of traffic accidents and medical emergencies, says the Department of Labor. And there are different types of firefighters. “Elite firefighters called smoke jumpers parachute from airplanes to reach otherwise inaccessible areas,” says the Department.
Source: Careers that Won’t Make You Fat | Google Images
Computer at work..:)
If there are jobs that will absolutely last, there are also careers that could suffer extinction and soon to be dying due to the changing technological invention we have nowadays.
Here are some of them:
Improvements in technology have made chip components increasingly tiny, essentially invisible to the naked eye. According to the BLS, “Because the components are so small, it is now impossible for humans to handle chips in production, since these chips are so sensitive to dust and other particles. As a result, there has been a decline in semiconductor processor employment for many years, despite a strong domestic industry. As technology advances, the decline in employment is expected to continue.”
- Decline by 2018: -31.53%
- 2008 Employment: 31,600
- Median Annual Income: $33,130
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors and Processing Machine Operators
The drastic reduction in mail delivery has cost thousands of jobs in delivery and caused many post office closures around the country. Now, mail sorting jobs are set to disappear as a new automated system is implemented. Between 2008 and 2018, more than 54,500 jobs, or about 30 percent of current positions, are expected to vanish.
- Decline by 2018: -30.32%
- Current Employment: 179,900
- Median Annual Income: $53,080
Drilling Machine Operators and Tenders
No factory-based position is expected to decline more in the next 10 years than those that work with drilling and boring machines. According to the BLS, “Many firms are adopting new technologies, such as computer-controlled machine tools and robots in order to improve quality, lower production costs and remain competitive. The switch to computer-controlled machinery requires the employment of computer control programmers and operators instead of machine setters, operators and tenders.”
- Decline by 2018: -26.87%
- 2008 Employment: 33,000
- Median Annual Income: $33,130
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
" While these individuals increasingly work with digital cameras as well, the bureau states that "technological improvements mean that most consumers prefer to replace broken cameras with newer models, even at the high end, saving on the high cost of repair." While the BLS adds that there are some opportunities for individuals working at warranty repair centers, this will not be enough to offset a net decline of nearly 700 jobs by 2018.
- Decline by 2018: -15.4%
- 2008 Employment: 4,600
- Median Annual Income: $37,180
Watch repairers, or horologists, build and repair wrist and pocket watches. According to the BLS’ Occupation Outlook Handbook: “Employment of watch repairers is expected to decline rapidly. The high cost of repairs will compel many consumers to replace their watches rather than have them fixed.”
- Decline by 2018: -13.84%
- 2008 Employment: 3,200
- Median Annual Income: $37,180
Paperhangers primarily install, repair or replace wallpaper in homes, but they also work on billboards and signs. Paperhanger positions, according to the BLS, “should decline rapidly as many homeowners take advantage of easy application materials and resort to cheaper alternatives, such as painting.” The BLS warns that hangers should expect “long periods of unemployment” as a result of reduced demand.
- Decline by 2018: -14.48%
- 2008 Employment: 7,400
- Median Annual Income: $37,600
Desktop publishers are responsible for preparing material for physical printing. Desktop publishers are reportedly losing positions in others industries, as well, because more general employees are being trained with the basic tools to do their own publishing when necessary. In addition, the BLS reports, “increased computer-processing capacity and the widespread availability of more elaborate desktop publishing software will make it easier and more affordable for non-printing professionals to use.”
- Decline by 2018: -22.54%
- 2008 Employment: 26,400
- Median Annual Income: $36,610
Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders
"Technological developments, such as computer-aided marking and grading, computer-controlled cutters, semiautomatic sewing and pressing machines, and automated material-handling systems have increased output while reducing the need for some workers in larger firms." More than 7,000 positions, or 44.8 percent of the total workforce, will no longer exist eight years from now.
- Decline by 2018: -44.83%
- 2008 Employment: 16,000
- Median Annual Income: $22,970
Computer operators are responsible for the regular upkeep of the computer systems at their business, updating software, maintaining logs, keeping them virus-free. The BLS states that “advances in technology are making many of the duties performed by these workers obsolete. The expanding use of software that automates computer operations gives companies the option of making systems more efficient, but greatly reduces the need for operators.”
- Decline by 2018: -18.1%
- 2008 Employment: 110,000
- Median Annual Income: $36,390
As operators lose their jobs, software designers and manufacturers are becoming some of the fastest-growing jobs in the country. Software designers are the people who are developing the software that will replace operators. An example of a software designer is an embroidery digitizer who uses digitizing softwares.
Here are some of the capabilities required for those who want to be successful custom digitizing operator or embroidery digitizer. I’ll mentioned here an article that I’ve read that enumerates the top 3 secrets required to a person who will engage into custom digitizing.
- Software Knowledge
There are so plenty of software for custom digitizing that is being offered in the market today. Some of them are designed to work only for a particular brand or type of embroidery machine. So to successfully do a custom digitizing job, the digitizer must be able to identify what is the best software for the embroidery machine. Aside from that, software also comes with different features and schemes. Hence, an embroidery digitizer should be able to determine what are the exact features needed to finish a certain digitizing job.
- Fabric and Thread Knowledge
In custom digitizing, the quality of the fabrics and thread being used in embroidering designs really matters. Wrong choice of fabrics and thread could significantly affect the overall look of a custom embroidered project. So to prevent this kind of mishap, it is essential that the digitizer should be able to identify what kind of fabrics and thread suit best to a specific design. Some of the things being considered when choosing a fabric and thread are thickness or strength as well as the push and the pull factors of the fabrics.
- Machine Knowledge
Although today’s custom digitizing is run by computer embroidery machine, it still requires a person who will watch for the gauges, dials and other indicators to ensure the machine is working properly. And that person who operates the embroidery machine should have a thorough knowledge about the functions of every component installed in the machine and know how to troubleshoot them if ever they fail to work.