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While many people may be satisfied with simply having a job that puts food on the table, others have different aspirations. Instead, they want a career that allows them to explore their sense of adventure. While many jobs that pay well are quite boring, not all are. Below are five career path ideas for adventurous people.
Many people find the ability to uncover the truth and break news exciting. While there are a lot of different jobs in journalism that can satiate your appetite for adventure, perhaps the best would be pursuing a career as a photojournalist. In regards to modern history, people tend to think back to still photos in regards to trying to understand important events and stories. Being a photojournalist means helping shape people’s understanding of important events and stories through images. Your job could take you all over the world. You’ll visit new places, and you may even encounter danger when trying to find the perfect shot. You can even specialize in fields like nature and wildlife photography.
There are, of course, other kinds of adventure that you may find appealing. For one, you might find aircraft especially exciting. The machines that allow thousands of people to travel across the world every day are marvels of engineering and technology. Working on them as an aviation technician can be a challenging job that never gets boring. There are plenty of jobs for such technicians, either in working for commercial airlines or in the military helping to maintain the planes that may end up saving the country someday against our enemies. Consider completing the educational requirements and then using aerospace staffing agencies to find the aviation technician job of your dreams.
For other people, traveling to new and exciting places to experience natural wonders and foreign cultures is what they consider adventurous. Most people tend to do these things on vacation. However, what if you could make a vacation your everyday career? This has been possible for the people that have made travel blogging into a career. Many people are of course very interested in traveling, far away locations, exotic food, and strange locales. As such, they can be convinced to read blogs or watch videos of others traveling and enjoying foreign lands and cultures. When that happens, you can create advertising revenue on different platforms like WordPress, YouTube, and more. If you draw in enough hits, you can make more than enough money to sustain your adventurous lifestyle.
For others, what they find exciting is crime dramas. Many of these dramas are fiction. However, thanks to shows like Forensic Files that document real cases and how they were solved, “true crime” has become almost as popular as a source of entertainment as fictional crime. Crime is fascinating, and helping to solve serious crimes like murders and bring the culprits to justice does real good for society. If you find the idea of solving such crimes exciting, consider studying to become a forensic scientist. Your work may end up solving multiple murders. With an average base salary of over $60,000 and the possibility of earning much more, it can also pay well.
For others, what they find exciting is the world of competitive sports. Whether it is football, baseball, soccer, hockey, basketball, boxing, or mixed martial arts, sports is a huge multi-billion industry that spans the globe. As such, there is a demand for reporters to help newspapers, local TV stations and websites keep track of different games and sporting events. If you find watching a great competitive sporting event one of the most exciting things you can do, you can actually get paid at the same time by becoming a sports reporter. You’ll be able to watch much more of the sports you love in person while also making a decent income from your published work documenting those events.
Many people are simply satisfied with having a job. However, if what you yearn for is an adventure, there are actually many great career paths for you to choose from. The list above is only a starting point. If you want some fast-paced action and adventure as part of your job, you should be able to find the right career for you by performing the proper amount of research.