Do you remember being a kid and people would ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up? Well, whatever your answer was at the time, as you did get older your dream career likely changed as you did. When ending high school or graduating from college, most people are faced with having to make a big decision about what they’d like to do with the rest of their lives – but what if you have no idea what you want to be when you’re grown up?
It can be such an overwhelming experience trying to determine which is the right path to take, especially if you have no idea what you’re interested in as a career. If you’re struggling to decide what you want to do with your life, here are 6 interesting career paths that you might be great at and love.
Some people might think that marketing is a boring career, but to the contrary, it can be very exciting and fast-paced. There’s also a lot more creativity that goes into marketing than you might realize. Thinking up the perfect campaign for your client to promote their brand or a new product can be a challenge, especially when you’re competing with other agencies for the job. You will have to use your initiative, but you’ll also be part of a team of people and together you will have to put on incredible campaigns. Imagine how cool it would be to see an advert you helped make happen appear everywhere? Marketing? Not so boring after all!
Do you want a rewarding job? One that challenges you every day? Well, if that sounds like something you want out of your career then why not become a nurse? It is one of the most respected jobs in the world, and you’ll certainly feel fulfilled helping the sick and vulnerable get better. Learn all about holistic nursing and how to apply that philosophy in your daily routine, help save lives, and make a meaningful contribution to society. It’s not an easy job, but if you’ve got the strength and determination to take on the challenge, this could be the perfect career path for you.
3. A Buyer in Fashion
Hospitals, not your scene? Well, they aren’t for everybody but don’t panic – there are still countless career opportunities for you! This one is for the fashionistas who live for style and the latest trends. Why not apply all of that enthusiasm and knowledge into a career? Becoming a buyer for a high-end fashion retailer could be the perfect job for someone who has a keen eye for detail and sees fashion as a form of art. It’s not an easy industry to break into, and you’ll need to prove that you’ve got more than a love of designers to get a job like this, but it pays well and you’ll get to choose what’s hot and what’s not.
4. Travel Writer/Blogger
Have you always dreamed of seeing the world? Of experiencing different cultures and going on incredible adventures? Some people have the luxury of traveling the world as they please, but for the majority, these kinds of vacations are a once in a lifetime thing or will never happen. If you have caught the travel bug, but can’t afford to jump on a plane at your leisure, think about becoming a travel writer or blogger. Why not get paid to see the world? You will need to have some background in writing or journalism ideally, although similar communications qualifications might be acceptable in some cases.
5. Events Manager
Are you the friend in your group who always plans the night’s out and parties? Do you adore organizing them and being told how great the night was by people who were there? Event management is far more challenging than planning your friend’s surprise birthday party, but if you enjoy looking for the perfect venue, working with a budget, meeting new people, and being creative, it could be an ideal job for you. Experience in the hospitality industry would be a big help for this career choice or some educational background in events management to get you started.
6. Buying and Selling Rights
Like marketing, this career path might sound tedious to some, but it’s another one that is quite the opposite. Selling rights for TV, film, books or music can be an interesting job and might even take you around the world to do it. If you have always considered yourself a good negotiator, find out more about this role and see if it could be right for you.
It’s OK if you don’t know what you want to do with your life just yet, but if you’re looking for some suggestions, why not research some of the above?