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.
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Hey, it’s been a while since I’ve posted here. And given that, this is my first post for this year, I’m going to post in here the jobs and careers that can be considered as the best and the worst jobs this 2011.
I got this list from Forbes.com. Check this out.
The career guidance website CareerCast.com has evaluated 200 professions across a wide variety of industries, skill levels and salary ranges to determine the best and worst jobs of 2011. To measure each job CareerCast used five core criteria: pay, outlook, work environment, stress and physical demands. It gathered data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census Bureau, trade association studies and other sources.
The Finest Careers for 2011
1. Software Engineer
Researches, designs, develops and maintains software systems along with hardware development for medical, scientific and industrial purposes.
Applies mathematical theories and formulas to teach or solve problems in a business, educational or industrial environment.
Interprets statistics to determine the probabilities of accidents, sickness, death and loss of property from theft and natural disasters.
Tabulates, analyzes and interprets the numeric results of experiments and surveys.
5. Computer Systems Analyst
Plans and develops computer systems for businesses and scientific institutions.
Studies the physical characteristics, motions and processes of the earth’s atmosphere.
Studies the relationship of plants and animals to their environments.
Analyzes and records historical information from a specific era or according to particular expertise.
Diagnoses and treats hearing problems by attempting to discover the range, nature and degree of hearing function.
10. Dental Hygienist
Assists dentists in diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of a group or private dental practice. They are usually seen wearing lab coats or cheap uniforms like dentists do.
The Worst Careers for 2011
Performs routine physical labor and maintenance on oil rigs and pipelines, both onshore and off.
Raises the steel framework of buildings, bridges and other structures.
Fells, cuts and transports timber to be processed into lumber, paper and other wood products.
Installs roofs on new buildings, performs repairs on old roofs and re-roofs old buildings.
5. Taxi Driver
Operates a taxicab over the streets and roads of a municipality, picking up and dropping off passengers upon request.
6. Emergency Medical Technician
Attends to situations that demand immediate medical attention, such as automobile accidents, heart attacks, and gunshot wounds.
Joins or repairs metal surfaces by the application of heat.
With his denim overalls he prepares surfaces, and applies paints, varnishes and finishes to the interiors and exteriors of houses and other structures.
9. Meter Reader
Monitors public utility meters and records the volume of customers’ consumption.
10. Construction Worker
Assists construction trade workers by performing a wide variety of tasks requiring physical labor.