Are you in job at the moment that you’re just not enjoying? Well, you’re not alone. Did you know that in the UK, one in four people are considering switching jobs as job satisfaction is at an all-time low. If you’re unhappy in your job, it can not only effect your quality of life, but it can affect your mental health and well-being. You can spend 30-50 hours a week at your job, so if it’s making you miserable, it’s time for a change!
‘Do a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life’
That’s what they say, right? The good news is that there are a lot of occupations out there! These days, if you have a passion, you can probably find a way to make money from it! There are so many cool jobs out there. Here are 5 of the weird and wonderful jobs that you probably haven’t considered, but really should!
What animal lover wouldn’t want to spend their days looking after new born pups? If you love animals and really want to run your own business, you should definitely consider starting a dog breeding business! Not only can this job be really fun and enjoyable, but it can also be pretty profitable! Try to bring all the services you would need in-house to keep your costs low; for example, learning to microchip dogs will save you money in the long run. You will also need to learn to not get to attached to the adorable puppies – or be prepared for some difficult goodbyes!
Freelance Project Manager
The best thing about this role is that you can work in loads of different industries, so it never gets boring! A lot of big businesses and companies hire freelance project managers as the cost of having a full time one can often be too high. By taking an online project management course, you can basically become self-employed and move from company to company. If you’re a natural leader, very organised, and love working hard and keeping busy, this could be the job for you!
Everyone knows someone who is a massive bargain hunter? Maybe it’s you? Are you one of those people who loves getting the best price and the highest quality item? Did you know that you can actually get paid for doing just that? A procurement officer’s job is to source and buy in products and services for anything and everything, the ideal job for the true bargain hunter!
If you’re someone who lives their lives by to-do-lists and your gets excited by lanyards you’re already on the right path to making a fantastic event planner. Maybe you are the person that everyone runs to when they are planning a party? Event planning can be super stressful, but also a really fun and gratifying role! You could be planning anything from weddings and birthday parties to large corporate events or club nights. You will have to be willing to work unusual and unsociable hours and be able to deal with periods of a lot of stress, but it’s worth it if you get invited to the cool after-parties!
Do you love working out? Are you always at the gym? Well, why not get paid to be there! Being a personal trainer is a great career path. It allows you to work for yourself, work out and make people feel really good about themselves – what could be better? The key skills you will need as a personal trainer are patience, drive and enthusiasm. You’ll also have to be reasonable fit yourself, of course.
Do any of these tickle your fancy? If you don’t know what you want to do with the rest of your life, don’t panic! It’s never too late to change career and pursue you dreams and passions. If you have a hobby that you love, think about ways you can transform it into a way of making money – you can create your own career!