Cool Careers that Pay Well
What’s the most rewarding career you’ve ever had? Or are you living your dream job right now? I’ve had some cool careers in my work history (including one of the 7 that made this list). And I’m about to start to my coolest job ever, Business Development Consultant at The Kids Gym (more about that in an uncoming post).
If you’re looking for a cool career that pays well, this contributed post should get your creative juices flowing.
7 Professions that Can Give You The Lifestyle You Want
If you would like more perks than you can find in a traditional job, you might want to find a career that is both rewarding and good for your bank balance.
If you find what you are really good at, you will get more
- work-life balance
- free time to explore and
- recognition for your skills
Some of these jobs don’t really require dozens of degrees, just a lot of creativity, interpersonal skills, and an outgoing personality. Check the options out below and you may just found your true calling.
1. Professional Headhunter
If you are good with people and can read individuals, you might want to pursue a career in human resources.
You will be
- naturally good with people
- have advanced communication and negotiation skills and
- be driven by results.
A professional headhunter will take into consideration the specific requirements of the client and not rest until they have located the best candidate and convinced them to accept the offer. There’s a lot of travelling and meetings involved, but you will be rewarded for your professionalism.
2. Interior Designer
Are you a creative person who enjoys upcycling and DIY? You can become an interior designer, even without a degree.
While there’s a lot of competition out there, you can develop your brand on the internet, using Pinterest and Instagram, as well as other online marketing methods.
It might be a good idea, however, to enroll to an official accredited course, so you maximize your skills and knowledge and find out more about how the industry really works, and what clients are expecting from you.
3. Sports Organizer
Are you passionate about a particular sport, or would you like to help your local community get healthier and fitter? Your dream job might be with a local sports club or organization.
You will be responsible for
- marketing and organizing the events
- communicating with donors, players, suppliers and
- making sure that everything goes smoothly.
You can enrol for a related course at Adelphi University to learn everything this job involves and improve your chances of landing in this dream job.
4. Freelance Travel Writer
If you are looking for total flexibility, you might want to build your career as a freelance travel writer. This can be your chance of getting out of the rat race and enjoying what you do for a living.
You will need to make sure that you have a feasible business model and you are not spending more on travel than making on your writing.
Approach hotels and restaurants to find out whether they would be interested in a feature article or review. You will need an established online presence as an influencer, and a follower base to be able to make money this way, though.
5. Travel Agent
To travel the world, but still have the job security of an employer, you might want to become an independent travel agent or join a well established company.
You will be able to visit hotels, carry out inspections, talk to clients, and plan people’s holidays of a lifetime.
This job may or may not involve a lot of travel, depending on the role you get and the company’s job requirements, so make sure you check the contract to avoid being stuck behind a desk.
6. Event Manager
Do you have an eye for details? You might become a corporate event manager at a local company, or a wedding organizer.
You will have to travel to different locations, talk to venue managers, contractors, and clients. However, when you are not working on a project, you will be able to enjoy some free time. And explore the world and the best places to stay and eat as a perk of your profession.
7. Client Manager
If you have always worked in the corporate world but had enough of administration and statistics, you can manage the professional relationships of the company instead.
You will need
- exceptional communication skills
- a good knowledge of business etiquette and
- good negotiation skills.
Your services will be important for the company, as you will maintain the common ground and solve small disagreements without troubling the management with them.
If your current job is not giving you the freedom and satisfaction you deserve, it might be time to move on. Consider one of the above jobs that allow you to travel, interact with people, see more of the world and spend more time with your family.
No matter which career you choose, you can end up doing something you enjoy while earning top dollar.
What’s the coolest job you’ve ever had and did it pay well?