Science is a broad field, and the jobs that you can find if you graduate with a science degree are seemingly endless. If you’ve managed to get qualified in any of the sciences, you have a lot of options, and some of them are more unique than others. Either way, there will be something perfect out there for you, and we’ve noted a few of them down here so that you can find the science career that is just right for you!

Clinical psychologist

If you’ve graduated in a science or psychology based field, being a clinical psychologist could be for you. You’d be using your science skills to help to diagnose mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, and also to help find the right treatments for your patients. This can be particularly rewarding if you think that you’d love to find a job working closely with people who need your support.

Forensics

Forensics is another interesting science-based career field, and it isn’t always necessarily what you would think from watching crime shows on TV. In fact, there are a wide variety of choices out there if you’re looking for a forensic science career, from forensic photography to crime scene investigators, so look into this field if you think that you’d love to assist when it comes to getting to the bottom of a crime.

Fertility nurse

If you’ve got a degree in biomedical science or another related discipline, then being a fertility nurse could be the role just waiting for you. Not only do you help to give your patients advice on how to conceive, but you’ll also be helping with IVF treatments, and you’ll be able to contribute to research if you manage to land a good job in this area. If you feel like you want to help people to have kids, this is a good career option to consider.

Meteorologist

For those looking to get their hands on a really interesting science career, meteorology could be the answer that you’re looking for. Meteorologists study the changes in weather, and predict the changes that will happen to the atmosphere based upon intensive research. Not only this, but you could be looking into the impacts of climate change on the weather and the earth (on a long-term basis) so the possibilities in this field really are endless!

Toxicologist

Another great career opportunity is toxicology, where you’d be looking at how toxic materials and chemicals are affecting the earth and the environment, both on a short-term and a long-term basis. You’ll be able to see how these things threaten wildlife, and also the environmental impact on human life, and you can produce reports for companies and governments if you manage to secure a good role!

So, there are many unique science jobs out there for those who have qualified, and aren’t really sure about which direction to go in, or for those who simply aren’t sure whether taking up a science career is worthwhile. There are so many fun and rewarding careers in this field, so have a look into them, and you could change the world!

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An interest in law is not an uncommon thing. After all, laws are what govern our lives and how we live them. There are laws for everything. They protect us, they make society safer, and they help us to develop. With so much resting on them, it’s no surprise that many of us have at least a vague interest in the law. It’s why courtroom dramas are so popular, and why we’re all addicted to the latest true crime documentaries. The law fascinates us, and we’re keen to learn more.

In some, this interest is more than an idle curiosity. Some of us grow up knowing that we want to be lawyers. We go to college and law school, we study and train for a long time until we pass the bar and we become lawyers. But, it’s not always that simple, unfortunately. Some of us develop an interest in the law in later life, long after college. Some of us would love to work with the law, but have no interest in being a lawyer. For whatever reason, you might find yourself with a love of law but at a loss for related career options that suit your lifestyle and personality.

Fortunately, being a high flying attorney at law isn’t the only option if you long for a career working with the law or in the legal sector. Here are five jobs in law that you may not have considered.

Court Reporter

If you are looking for a career that gets you right into the thick of things, this could be it. Court reporters work to transcribe spoken or recorded speech into written documents. They work in courtrooms, but also with solicitors in meetings, depositions and with video witnesses. Court reporters can also work with different specialities such as medical malpractice, business law and property law.

Legal Secretary

If you have fantastic organizational skills and enjoy research, then a job as a legal secretary could be ideal. Legal secretaries have the usual admin duties like filing, making appointments and scheduling meetings. But they also write up legal documents, research important information for cases and draft motions and subpoenas. Legal secretaries play a crucial role in a busy law office.

Related: Becoming a Paralegal

Journalist

Unfortunately, a lot of our news relates to crime and the law. An interest in and knowledge of the law could make you a fantastic investigative journalist.

Conveyancer

Conveyancers work with property. To buy or sell a house, you need a conveyancer to draft contracts, communicate with the other party, complete surveys and searches and generally keep the process running smoothly. Conveyancers work in a different kind of office, with different people, but still enveloped in law. Depending on the level, a conveyancer may or may not need a law degree.

HR Officer

Working in human relations is challenging. Every day you deal with different people’s needs and requirements. Working for big firms to keep both employers and employees happy, while maintaining the growth of a company and ensuring everyone stays within the law. Knowledge of employment law and business law can be crucial.

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Most of us think we’re underpaid for what we do. As educators, Jarell and I know we are underpaid. Even as instructional designers, we are pretty sure we’re underpaid.

Outside of education, some people believe there are positions that are grossly overpaid. The infographic below illustrates the concept:

Which Jobs Do Americans Think Are Overpaid and Underpaid?

Unfortunately, pay gaps exist out of perception, and because we allow them to persist. It’s a societal construct, and it can be quite annoying. If you think you are underpaid, you’re best bet is to change industries. Further your skill set, and put your career first. It’s easier said than done, of course.

 

Working and traveling is something we’re seeing far more these days. It isn’t unusual to stumble across somebody on social media who’s living in an exotic destination and making money while they do so. If you’re thinking of working and traveling simultaneously so you can see the world without being a vagabond and sleeping on couches, this guide will help you.

Below, we have some tips that will enable you to have the best time traveling as you earn money–it might not be easy at first, but it’ll definitely be worth it if you have an unshakeable wanderlust! Take a look and see what you can do:

Pack Well

The first thing you want to master is packing well. Pack as many clothes that don’t wrinkle as you can so you can look smart, whether you’ll be going to a meeting or heading to an interview. Find ways to save space in your bag, and remember, you will be able to buy stuff when you arrive at your destination if you need to.

 

Be Prepared To Meet People

You’re going to meet all kinds of people when you travel, so be prepared to make some friends. They might give you some awesome tips on working and traveling that really help you out, and you might even find some buddies to explore with if you want. You can make friends while travel nursing, bartending, or even freelancing if you know where to go!

Have A Good Internet Connection

A good internet connection is essential. You’ll be able to get work done faster if you’re freelance, and stay in touch with people back home.

Set Focus Blocks In A Different Time Zone

If you’re in a different timezone to other people you’re working with, it can help you to set focus blocks to get more done while they are offline. Then, you can dedicate the rest of your time to completing team centric projects.

Take Things That Make You Feel More Secure

Being away from home can be daunting, so take things that help to make you feel more secure. For instance, something to watch your favorite shows, a special pillowcase, a framed picture of your loved ones, or something else you love.

Try To Stick to a Routine

Although you’re in another country and you want to have fun, you should still try to stick to a routine. You don’t want to end up all over the place, as you won’t be able to stay focused and get as much work done, or to a high standard.

Don’t Be Overly Ambitious

Working in a place will mean you’ll want to plan to stay there longer if you’re going to be working, as you won’t have a ton of free time to explore and take the place in all at once. You definitely won’t want to stress yourself out by hopping from place to place too quickly. Be realistic about how often you’ll go somewhere new!

Jobs You Can Do Abroad

  • Teach English
  • Seasonal Work
  • Online freelancing
  • Work on a cruise ship
  • Become an au pair
  • Bar work
  • Tour guide
  • Restaurant work

How will you have the best time while you work and travel?

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Each and every year, an abundance of people decide that they want to make their living in the health and fitness industry. Many have no idea where to start, let alone have the confidence that they are going to be able to secure a place in such a saturated market.

Here are a few ways you can begin securing your place in the industry now. 

Get Some Training

Assuming you haven’t taken this step yet, you’re going to need some training. You could go back to school, get a degree, and learn all about biochemistry, anatomy, and exercise physiology. However, this will take you a few tears to do. Plus, it doesn’t really give you any advice on how you can start your own business from it.

Another option is training to become a PT. This is faster than going back to school, as there are self study courses. Plus, it costs a lot less money. That being said, many don’t see it as a credible degree, as just about anybody can do it and it doesn’t make them a good trainer. For example, not all Yoga teacher training is created equal. There will be high quality training, and lower quality, but it’s up to you to do your due diligence.

Start Coaching

Once you’ve got your training, don’t put things off. Start coaching. You don’t need to get a degree, rent space in a gym, or start your own studio. Start taking it one step at a time to help people improve their lives. You could even ask to shadow a teacher or trainer for the day to see how they handle things.

Getting really good at this is all trial and error. While you want to know as much as possible to be the best coach, teacher, or trainer you can be, all you need to know at the beginning is more than the person you’re training. It’s that simple.

If you start out with a simple certification, that’s fine, providing you start working towards getting something more substantial later on. If you have trained to be a trainer, coach, or teacher, it’ll help you to be aware of the multiple facets of health and fitness. Not just working out, but nutrition too. These things go hand in hand, and if you can help your clients with both you’ll get incredible results.

Get Some Business Training

It’s important to be well versed in business and how it works if you’re going to make a living out of this. You could get a mentor, do another course, or use free resources online to teach yourself what you need to know.

Once you’ve built a strong foundation of training, nutrition, and business knowledge, you must commit to learning and personal development forever. You are free to pick up the books you want and do the courses that appeal, but you will need to be committed to continuing this journey forever. There’s no one way into the fitness industry, but the above ideas will enable you to get started and eventually stand out.

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When most people think of healthcare and medical professions, the first careers that come to mind tend to be doctors and nurses. After all, these are professionals we all come into contact with on a regular basis. However, the healthcare sector is much more than just these two jobs, with hundreds of unique and fulfilling careers most people have never even heard of. Medicine and healthcare will always be in demand, making this one of the most reliable industries out there. If you are considering a medical career, here are five that you might have overlooked.

1. Dance Therapist

As made up as it sounds, dance therapy is a real treatment and one that has a major impact on the health and well-being of others, making it the perfect career for those passionate about medicine and dance alike. With some business know-how, you could even build your own facility offering healing services. This career does require a master’s degree and doesn’t pay as much as other masters-level jobs do, but it’s so rewarding most barely notice the difference.

2. Dosimetrist

Dosimetrists are practically unheard of, but they’re one of the most valuable jobs in the medical world. They specialize in radiation and work with oncologists to treat cancer patients using radiation therapy. It can take a long time to become a dosimetrist, and with the daily work with radioactive materials, the risks can be quite high. That being said, this is an incredibly lucrative position and is one that requires an incredibly special and passionate person to do it.

3. Cardiac Perfusionist

While most people have heard of heart surgeons, very few know of the cardiac perfusionists that assist them during surgery. These professionals operate the machines that pump blood into the heart while it is stopped during the operation. With the rise in heart surgeries, this vital career is becoming more and more in demand, making now the perfect time to rethink your professional life. This work does require a degree but offers excellent pay and relatively flexible hours.

4. Sonographer

Sonography is the perfect option for those wanting to work in the medical field but don’t want to go to medical school. These individuals use machines called ultrasounds to view joints, organs, and muscles, and spot potential injury or illness. With a qualified doctor and portable ultrasound machine for sale, you could even create your own mobile medical screening service. This career rarely requires a bachelor’s degree, but an associates degree and some training is necessary.

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5. Medical Transcription

Wanting to work in the medical world doesn’t necessarily mean that you want to work directly with patients. If this is the case for you, then a career as a medical transcriptionist might be the perfect solution. As a transcriptionist, you would need to listen to recordings of doctors and type what they say into reports and notes. This is a job that can be conducted in doctor’s offices and hospitals, but, thanks to the internet, you can work from home too, allowing flexible work days.

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When you graduate high school or even college, the world can seem scary. Suddenly the routine of classes, finals, and essays is gone. What do you do next?

You have a few options:

Gain More Education

If you have a particular kind of career goal in mind which requires you to have a degree then it makes sense that you’d work towards one- starting with a college diploma or A-Levels. If you’re not sure what you want to to (and enjoy education) then it could also be worth continuing education. That way, you have time to work out your career path and once you graduate, you open the door to entry level graduate jobs.

You can then specialist by taking more education, for example a masters or course specific training at an institute such as the Ultimate Medical Academy. If you want to be a teacher or a lawyer for example, you’d usually take another year or two training after your degree. The more education you gain, the higher positions you can eventually apply for once you graduate.

However, education is expensive and a job isn’t guaranteed, so it’s not for everyone. Many graduates can find they struggle getting work as while they have the education, they have little to no experience in the working world. Think carefully and decide if this is for you. If you have a particular career in mind, doing some part time work alongside your studies or even some voluntary work can help to give you desirable experience.

Get a Job

If you get a job right after graduation, chances are you’ll be starting at the very bottom. And that’s ok, because from there, the only way you can go is up. Further study and education is never a bad thing, but it’s not for everyone. Maybe you didn’t perform very well at school or perhaps you just didn’t particularly enjoy it. If that’s the case then there’s no point forcing your way through it. If you’re keen to start work and begin earning right away then this could be the best option for you. In the time that your peers have gone to college, gone to university and found an entry level graduate job, you could have reached manager status and be earning just as well.

You will often be offered training and sometimes even education too by your workplace as you go along, for example if you work in care your workplace might pay for you to gain your credentials. It can make sense that you’d get a job roughly that’s in the industry that you want to work in. That way, all of the work you do is experience in the field as you work your way up. For example, if you want to become a retail manager then you could start off as a checkout assistant or shelf stacker. If you wanted to work in sales, you could start as a call centre worker or door to door sales person. As many companies hire internally, once better positions come up, you’re in a good place to be considered.

Get an Internship or Apprenticeship

An internship or apprenticeship essentially gives you the best of both world when it comes to paid work and education. You can still earn a wage (although this will be lower than minimum wage for your age group), but you’re given invaluable training and experience too. Many companies that run these kinds of programs give you the opportunity to apply for a full time job at the end of it. Otherwise, you have the skills and experience to apply where you want. This could be anything from working in a shop to learning a trade, see what’s available based on your skills and interests.

The only issue with apprenticeships is that they’re limited, and only usually available to younger age groups such as school and college leavers. If you’re focused at this age and know what you want to do, an internship really can allow you to get your foot in the door. See what kinds of things are available to you.

Go Freelance

Working for yourself has so many benefits. There’s no rubbish commute, no annoying colleagues and plenty of flexibility. You get to live life on your terms, and there’s no being micromanaged by a boss. However, it can take time to start earning enough money to make this work, which is why the older you get, the more difficult it can be to do. As a school leaver, you’re in a good position. If you have parents that are prepared to support you while you get things off the ground, you could really put your all into it. It might take you a year to start earning the equivalent of a full time wage, but once you’re established the only way is up.

You could become a blogger or a YouTuber, or you could work on freelancing sites. In time, you’ll develop long term relationships with clients which can give you a reliable income. Another option would be to start your own business, again as a school leaver you’re in a good position to do so with the support of your parents. This could be buying from wholesalers and selling for a profit, or making things to sell. You could through your own website, through social media or an online marketplace like eBay, Etsy or Amazon.

You could attend training days or undertake a part time business course online in your spare time to give you more understanding. Without the stress of having to keep a roof over your head, pay bills or feed yourself, you can dedicate your time to getting off the ground and earning money. But you’d need to check if this is something your parents or guardians would be happy with you doing.

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If you current job or career isn’t inspiring you any more, it may be time for a change. Changing careers can be scary, and you have to be clear on your intention if you want to do it successfully. Here are a few Dos and Don’ts as you think about your career change:

Do Consider the Quality of Life You Want

First of all, when it comes to changing career, you need to think long and hard about the rewards that are involved. After all, even if you find the most perfect job in the world for you, if it doesn’t pay your bills and allow you to live the life you want, it may not be viable in the long term.

Therefore it’s essential to do some serious investigation on the type of wage or salary that you can’t expect from the field you are considering changing to. This means comparing various sources and even contacting people that are doing this job, or something similar to get this information directly from the horse’s’ mouth.

Do Consider How Your Skills and Experience Would Help Others

One area to consider carefully when changing your career is how what you have experienced could help others that are in a similar situation.

Something that you can see a fantastic example of in posts like this one where Nick Gross teaches gen z success based not on what they want to do, but who they want to become. In fact, his focus is less about the size of the paycheck they can expect and more about how they wish to affect the world.

Something that is not only a great example of how to change career from one field (rock band drummer) to another (career educator), but also advice that has relevance to anyone that is considering a career change themselves.

Don’t Rush Your Decision

Next, when you are looking at changing career, it’s crucial to give a decent amount of time and consideration to your decision. This is because most people have bad days or even weeks at work where they question why they are in their job at all. However, if you change career every time this happens you are likely to make rash decisions and end up with a patchy work history, something that may hold you back from success later down the line.

Don’t Burn Your Bridges…Yet

Lastly, while you may be sick of your old job and colleagues, remember that burning your bridges during a career change is not a good idea. This is because you never know when your old contacts will come in handy, and it’s always a good idea to have a plan B. Just in case your career chance doesn’t quite pan out in the way you had hoped.

If you’re not sure what kind of career you want next, try a career and personality test like Career Fitter. It can help you visualize and explore your options. 

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