3 career paths to keep you wholly satisfied
Can you remember what your five-year-old self’s career aspirations were? Maybe you wanted to be an astronaut, the first woman to set foot on Mars. Or maybe you pegged your coat to a career in science, becoming the Marie Curie of the modern age.
As we get older, our career aspirations tend to change. Would-be astronauts become administrative assistants and supposed scientists turn into humble bank clerks.
And there’s nothing wrong with that – as long as you can attain a certain level of job satisfaction.
According to the Wall Street Journal, job satisfaction is at its highest since 2005. Business research group The Conference Board polled 1,500 workers and found that 51 per cent were happy with their chosen careers.
The Wall Street Journal wrote, ‘Over the past seven years, Americans report feeling better about their pay along with a greater sense of job security, both features of an economy with a low unemployment rate and a long decline in layoffs.’
‘In July, jobless claims continued an extended post-recession slide and hit their lowest level in nearly 50 years.’
It’s an impressive series of statistics – but where does it leave you?
To help you achieve peak job satisfaction, here are a few career paths you might not think of.
Do you love that fresh car smell? Or are you a whizz in a customer-facing environment?
If the answer is, ‘why yes, I love both of these concepts’ then becoming a parking valet might be exactly the road to drive.
A huge number of employers are searching for parking valets, including Looking4.com’s Orlando branch. This is the chance to put your driving skills to the test, and make sure you can keep customers happy with speed and precision.
For the valet with keen eyes and team spirit, you could end up managing an entire branch of an international airport’s valet firm.
While the lights of Silicon Valley might not shine as brightly for tech nerds as they did a decade ago, this is still a vital place in the world of technology.
Home to Google, Facebook, YouTube and a slew of other corporate behemoths, a career in tech could net you a major salary and a number of perks if you play your cards right.
The downsides? Long hours and continuous pressure to innovate. But if that sounds like no-sweat to you then this is the perfect path to travel.
The US is the home of marketing. We know how to do things bigger, better and gutsier than everyone else. It’s why Mad Men could only be set in America – we’re its leading proponents.
And that’s still as true a statement today as it was 50 years ago. Marketing specialists are needed across the States, and you can make a whole load of dollars if you cut the mustard.
That’s our list! Can you think of anymore? Then let us know in the comments below!