If you’re an active person who enjoys being up on their feet, chances are a sedentary office job doesn’t appeal. Instead you’ll want something energetic, something that suits your personality. Maybe you’re at the start of your career looking into options for the future, or perhaps you’re a little later in life and want to make a change. Either way, here are some ideas to think about.
Dancing, acting, magic, children’s entertainer- these are all high energy careers that would suit someone who’s confident and active. You could set up a business offering entertainment at things like parties and weddings, there’s always call for these kinds of things and if you find your niche you could do very well. It’s difficult to make it big in these kinds of careers, but on a smaller scale your entertaining skills could earn you good money and you’ll have a whole lot of fun in the process.
Being a blogger doesn’t sound like it would be particularly strenuous- sitting typing away. But there’s more to blogging than just writing up posts. You will be out attending events, meeting new people, taking pictures and travelling. If you’re sociable and great with both verbal and written communication, want to get out there and do fun things like spa days, theatres and holidays in the name of work then this could be for you. Blogging is competitive and can take time to get established, but if you’re hardworking there’s no reason you can’t make this your career.
Personal Trainer/ Sports Teacher
Fitness is in fashion- these days strong is the new skinny and more people than ever are reaping the rewards of what a healthy lifestyle can bring. So there’s plenty of work for personal trainers as well as sports coaches. If you’ve already been doing a sport for a while as a hobby, why not take it to the next level and turn it into a career? Perhaps you’ve ben working with a martial arts trainer and thought ‘I could do that’- how about a tennis coach, or you could teach football to kids- whatever it is you have a passion for. This can be really rewarding, you get to pass on your skills and help others be the best they can be.
Nurse or Health Worker
It takes a special kind of person to become a nurse or to work in health. You have to be caring and extremely hardworking, shifts in healthcare tend to be twelve hours which can include days and nights, and you’re on your feet for most of these. You may have to physically restrain patients, lift them, help to move them- it’s not a job for the faint hearted or work shy. Nursing and healthcare are such rewarding careers that it’s worth the effort, you get to help people recover and return to health, support them in some of the most difficult times in their life and go home each day knowing you made a genuine difference. It’s certainly no 9-5 office job, but that’s exactly what will appeal about it if you’re looking for something different.
Police work isn’t all action, chasing down bad guys and being in high adrenaline situations. But it’s still a very active role, ‘bobby’s on the beat’ for example will patrol neighbourhoods, town or city centres which involves a lot of walking around. You of course need to be in good health and physically fit to become a police officer for the intense situations that do involve running. Putting criminals behind bars and keeping people safe are very rewarding, and it’s another active job which would be ideal for the right kind of person.
Are you a keen hobby photographer? Why not get qualified and step it up to make it your career? Photographers do a lot of walking, travelling and generally moving around. Event portrait and studio photographers are up on their feet constantly, searching for the best angles, moving lights and equipment around. It’s less formal than some other roles, especially if you work freelance since you can snap pictures of whatever you want and in your own time. You could then turn these pictures into art prints or sell the raw files, or upload them to a site like Shutterstock where you get a small amount of money every time someone downloads your pictures. Either way, if you’re looking to combine creativity with an active career then this could be right up your street.
We spend so much of our days, and our lives in general at work. So to truly be happy in life, we need a career that reflects our personality and that we can enjoy. If the idea of sitting at a desk for eight hours a day bores you to tears, it’s important that you find a different route. A job or career that suits your personality and energy levels.