Unexpected Career Fulfillment: 4 Jobs You Didn’t Realize You Could Love

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  • There’s a good chance that, as a student, you’re currently trying to decide on your future career – in other words, finding career fulfillment.

    In your research, you’ve heard of jobs that may not seem that appealing to you

    However, some of these jobs can be surprisingly fulfilling due to the diversity and variety of tasks and accomplishments that they offer.

    Here are some of the jobs that you may not have considered, but could love.

    Professional Photographer

    Being a professional photographer can seem like it might involve a lot of stress and long hours without any type of reward. On the plus side, you may be able to set your own hours and decide how you want to spend your time. Not all photographers have to work inside of photo studios. You may be able to travel and witness events that many people never have the opportunity to see.

    There’s even drone photographers that are needed for some of the mapping projects that are ongoing. If you are self-motivated, have a creative eye, and have a knack for technology, along with a willingness to stand your ground to ensure you are paid properly, this can be a very rewarding career.

    Construction Industry

    The construction industry may initially bring to mind the idea of long hours and hard labor, but it is a field that’s extremely varied and requires a large range of skills. You get to work with your hands and spend time in the outdoors for some jobs, and indoors for others.

    For example, your job could involve home remodels, pouring concrete foundation, creating pylons, or renovating structures. The construction field also includes more specialized jobs such as carpentry or even architecture. This wide field has a lot to offer if you enjoy creating lasting projects.

    Funeral Business

    The funeral business may not be a field you’ve considered as a potential career. Embalmers help prepare the body for a funeral by replacing bodily fluids with a preservative, disinfecting the body, and preparing the deceased’s features to be more appealing for a viewing. The latter is usually done through makeup and special pigments in the embalming fluid.

    While it may seem macabre, preserving dead bodies can be a surprisingly rewarding job. You get to help families say goodbye to a loved one and assist them while they are going through the difficult process of accepting death. It’s a job where you’ll always know you are providing a valuable service.

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    Food Sciences

    Becoming a food scientist allows you to understand the chemical makeup of food and be able to test your creations. The food science industry in general is a good place to start if you want to help solve food shortage issues or to create new breeds of crops that are resistant to insect damage. There are a wide range of possibilities in this industry that would allow you to explore your love of food and biology.

    Finding what you love to do doesn’t need to be limited to the jobs that you know. Consider how these jobs and industries may be the perfect fit for you to do something that’s fulfilling and enjoyable.

    Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan

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