Unusual Jobs That Pay Well
by Resume Digest on 15 Apr 2013 permalink
Going on with the latest trends you will find that some long forgotten skills are now back in demand. Also some new opportunities emerge in outdoors, entertainment and sport.
The great outdoors
Being passionate about your field of expertise will land you a job to match. Think about all the environment issues and see how local, state and federal governments want to be seen as doing the right thing for the planet. Being a nature park ranger is now very much sought after but don't stop there. Think of all the new rules and regulations about water consumption, monitoring water quality, surveying natural resources, etc... Don't forget how to measure your carbon footprint on your resume.
A dog is man's best friend or so the saying goes. If you are keen and knowledgeable with animals there are scores of opportunities to uncover. Don't stop at being a worker in a theme park, think about working as a scientist for a museum or a government department monitoring endangered species and natural habitats. In agriculture there are lost skills in farming unusual beasts like camels, lamas, crocodiles, kangaroos, etc... What about collecting poison from venomous snakes to produce antidotes. Even the RSPCA is hiring to enforce laws against cruelty to animals.
Parra medical industry
With the burgeoning of body part replacements there is a need for technicians to produce all those knee and hip prosthesis. Quality control is paramount and this is an industry flowing with money.
There are scores of unusual jobs out there from entertainers in shopping malls to stunt men in movies. Being a stand-up comic in a cabaret or bar will get you to travel and see places. Musicians are still in demand for live performances. Applying in a classical orchestra might teach you how to handle rejection but think about jingles at your local radio.
You don't have to be an Olympic champion to get a job in sports. You may not qualify to coach the brightest stars but you can be an expert in a local sport store or a consultant in sponsorship schemes. Local councils have lots of venues to maintain. Competitions need lots of volunteers to organise and this is your ground floor opportunity to mingle with the crowd and make yourself useful. You will find your enthusiasm and your cheerful disposition will open doors at a later stage - not always in sport but in other fields too because outgoing people are always in demand.
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I took up a Santa Claus assignment in a Shopping Mall. It's good money for just sitting down and just having your photo taken with kids...
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