10 New Career Ideas
If you're looking for 10 new career ideas, chances are that whatever you studied in college turned out to be a disappointment. That's okay; everybody makes mistakes. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, average Americans change careers seven to ten times throughout their lifetimes.
- Work in construction. Construction work is hard, but you get to work outside and most construction workers make decent money. This career idea for men is an old standby for guys who've been laid off or fired from their old jobs.
- Teach for America. If you're looking for a career idea that is rewarding in a non-monetary kind of way, teaching is for you. If you join Teach for America, you'll get placed in a school for economically disadvantaged kids. You can use your experience from your previous career to mentor these at-risk youths.
- Buy a food truck. Gourmet food truck serving everything from Korean tacos to creme brulee are turning up in cities across America. Buy a standard used food truck and create some high-end fast food of your own.
- Go freelance. Everyone's heard that print publications are dying thanks to the Internet. Get in on the action and start writing articles of your own. This option is quickly becoming a viable career idea even for those who have no specialized training in writing.
- Join the priesthood. If you're really sick of your entire life, the priesthood would certainly provide you with the change you're craving. This career idea for men lacking opportunity has been around for thousands of years.
- Study physical therapy. America has faced a shortage of physical therapists since the 1990s. This career idea involves some higher education but less than you'd need to become a surgeon.
- Become a nurse. This may not traditionally be considered a career idea for men, but nurses are in high demand. This job is exciting and you can earn six figures if you stick with it.
- Fix cars. If you loved auto shop in high school, you can work as a professional mechanic. This job pays well and does not require a college degree.
- Go into insurance. Do you understand America's new health care plan? Neither does anyone else. That doesn't mean you can't cash in on it. Demand for insurance salesmen is expected to increase as every person in the country is required to carry insurance.
- Design software. This career idea may seem like its time has passed but software and application engineers are still in high demand, especially for engineers who design phone applications.