Adventurous student? Alternative career options for you

If you like to wander off the beaten path, you may be looking for a career that is more adventurous than a lifetime of sitting in office cubicles. New advancements in technology, science, education, and the environment are making it possible to pursue a career that can take you to exotic locales or engage you in unusual activities. Below are five suggestions for a more adventurous career.

Diplomat

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As a United States diplomat, you will be living overseas in an embassy. This is the type of career for people who love exploring new countries. You will be responsible for helping American citizens who are living and travelling abroad and charged with representing the US and carrying out foreign policy. You need a strong general education in political science, history, sociology, and economics to qualify as a diplomat. You must also pass the Foreign Service Exam.

Biotechnologist

Forget about the old biology career path that takes you to a laboratory. A biotechnologist gets out in the field and searching for animal and plant sources for new technology. You could work on an international team, or you may be a loan adventurer searching swamps, forests, and fields. You can start your schooling with a degree in biology, but add a biotechnology or bioinformatics focus to your studies.

Pilot

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As a pilot of an aircraft, you’ll get to travel to and see many different new places and you’ll get a bird's eye view. This is an intensive career as you’ll have to be trained on how to fly and safely land and operate the aircraft. There are still plenty of opportunities to depart and see the places you’ll go to. For this career, you’ll have to train in Airplane Flying Courses at a certified Airplane Flight School.

ESL Teacher

You can teach English as a Second Language in countries around the world. You will be teaching people in various locales how to speak English, and typically, you will have lots of time off to go exploring. You can receive ESL teaching certification after earning a degree in English or education.

Fish and Game Warden

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If you love the outdoors, you might consider becoming a fish and game warden, which technically is a law enforcement position. You will be protecting our natural resources by making sure regulations and licensing procedures are followed. If this is your chosen career, you will need a degree in wildlife management and some studies in biology.

Environmental Engineer

The adventure in this profession is solving problems in areas like pollution, waste, and urban development. You will spend a lot of time outside, on the job site. You will have plenty of travel and spend a lot of time in nature. Get an environmental engineering degree for this one.

Gone are the days when you had to commit to working in an office the rest of your life. Look around for a more adventurous career, and you are sure to find many options. These five suggestions will get you started.

 

Special thanks to Eileen O'Shanassy for providing us with this article. Eileen is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking, and kayaking, and you can find her on Twitter @eileenoshanassy.

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