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Tired of working a 9 to 5? 5 Interesting and Unique Careers You Should Try

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August 19 2020 - Are you tired of working a 9-to-5 job?

Millions of Americans work "traditional" 9-to-5 jobs, but that doesn't mean they're for everyone. Some people crave a little more creativity, or they want to be able to work for themselves and set their own work schedules.

Whatever your motivation is, there are plenty of unique job fields out there, but you have to do a little research. Keep reading to learn more about some unique careers that give you more flexibility and freedom.

Ten Interesting and Unique Jobs You Should Consider

A typical 9-to-5 job doesn't have to be your career destiny. To help you discover some other career options, here are ten unique jobs you might not have thought of before:

1. Personal Trainer

Personal trainers help people make a difference in their lives. People will pay a lot of money for a personal trainer, and you have the flexibility to set your schedule and work wherever you want to.

2. Acupuncturist

Acupuncture is slightly more unique than cosmetology or massage therapy, but the career path has a lot of the same benefits. You get to help people feel better, and you have the opportunity to work for yourself.

3. Dog Trainer

Do you love working with furry, four-legged friends all day? If so, you should consider becoming a full-time dog trainer or dog sitter. These careers can be lucrative and give you the option to run your own small business, so you can have extra freedom and set your own hours.

4. Food Scientist

Are you passionate about food? If so, a career in food science might be for you. Food scientists do many different things, but a lot of them help develop new foods and flavors for big brands.

5. Hippotherapist

Another job option for animal lovers is to become a hippotherapist. Hippotherapists use horses as a part of a therapy patient's treatment plan. This is the perfect career to combine your love of horses, being outside, and helping people.

6. Color Consultants

Maybe you love interior or fashion design, but want a job that's a little more unique. Color consultants help companies decide which colors work best for their mission, whether it's releasing a new clothing line, picking a company logo, or designing a new office.

7. Ethical Hackers

If you love computers and want to get paid to purposefully hack into computer systems, then becoming an ethical hacker is for you. Ethical hackers help companies find bugs in their cybersecurity. The career path pays well, and you get to use a lot of creativity.

Learn More About Making a Career Change

Choosing unique careers isn't always easy. Career changes often take time, effort, and sometimes money. You might have to go back to school, and network in your new field to make connections and get a job.

But when you genuinely love what you do and are excited to go to work every day, making a career change is well worth the effort. If you'd like more career advice, make sure you check out the rest of our website.



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