One of the main reasons why people had gone to universities is to have a good job. That is why no matter how hard it is, parents strive and work hard to save money for their children’s education. However, job opportunities for college graduates have never been poorer in many countries. Even those with higher degrees are having trouble landing the job. Why? Simply put, because there were fewer job openings now in the corporate world. Having that in mind, some who were not able to be sent by their parents in college were in dismal gloom as they ponder over the thought whether they will still be able to get a decent job. Remember though, that times are changing. Many job openings do not require a college degree. And we could rest assured that some of those pay well. These opportunities enable people now to acquire a trade that can be useful now and in the future. Just imagine how much resources one could save up. And not only that, but that many people will be given the chance to show off their skills and talents, let alone the trades that they have mastered. So what are the available jobs there are? Listed below are ten easy jobs in the 20th century.
10. Personal Trainer
A personal trainer is a person who works with a small group of people, or an individual, in a gym or fitness center. This person helps people meet their goals of losing their weight and thus achieving a healthy and fit body. A personal trainer’s responsibility also includes showing the clients to the gym floor and to recommend them the right workouts needed. Trainers could also give suggestions concerning lifestyle and diet essential to the fitness plan. People in this profession do not necessarily need to be employed. They could be self-employed or be the owner themselves, putting up their own gyms.
The job of a photographer is to take photographs. This used to be just a plain hobby not until it was realized that this could play a very important role in one’s job, e.g. crime scenes, media and newspaper reporters, paparazzi, and art photographers. Nowadays, there are several open opportunities for photographers. Take for instance important occasions such as weddings, birthdays, and graduations. Photographers are also categorized based on their choice subjects. Some focus on landscapes and streets. Others specialize in fashion photography, videography and / cinematography. Photographers could be employees or freelancers. Others are self-employed, while a few opened their own galleries. It’s really amazing how a hobby or pastime could turn up into a great fortune.
A songwriter is a person who composes or writes songs. So technically, a songwriter has to start out by playing musical instrument/s apart from the singing skills. To succeed in this career, one must be exposed to different musical styles and has the knowledge of the genres to be able to develop and enhance his musical skills and capabilities. There are universities and schools offering services and trainings for those who want to hone their talents when it comes to music. While others focus on this career, some put this on the side since the average salary is really hard to determine, not unless they have numerous projects to work on.
7. Massage Therapist
If you are tired, stressed and worn out due to all day’s work, then it’s best to visit a massage therapist. These therapists can help in easing and soothing your tensed muscles, not to mention the relief it brings. However, they do not only cater those who would like to de-stress. Therapists can specialize in different areas such as reflexology, sports massages, or orthopedic. So if ever a person has an injury, he can visit a therapist. Or if an elderly person experiences pain in body parts, a therapist could help. Of course, treatments and the nature of massages differ depending on the needs of the clients. Therapists could be found in hospitals, though some have put up their own spas.
6. Tour Guide
A tour guide is a person who guides tourists or visitors as they visit a new place or country. Normally, a tour guide shows the visitors the historic, cultural, scenic, and most visited spots in that destination. He is knowledgeable when it comes to the important facts as well as the trivia of locations as he is expected to answer the queries of the group he is in charge of. The main responsibility of a tour guide is to ensure the safety of the group. So to do this, prior research and scrutiny of the location or places to be visited is needed. This means that tour guides were issued clearances, permits, or accreditation by the authority from the department of tourism before they could be hired.
5. Power Plant Operator
Power plants are where electricity is distributed. These plants are maintained, supervised, checked, or even adjusted, if necessary, by operators. Operators need to be attentive and have the skills and basic knowledge of mechanics since they will be dealing with turbines, generators, boilers or reactors, and from time to time, will be checking and gauging the production readings. Basic computer skills are also important as the operator will be using computerized equipments. To apply for this job, you do not need to have a master’s degree. A vocational degree or some educational degree related to this skill will do. This job is usually on rotating shifts so that everybody could take turns.
4. Computer Software Engineer
Computer software engineers are the ones behind the latest software. They design, develop, and operate different types of software. Having in mind the needs of the users, these software engineers construct application software. So it goes to show that strong programming and mathematical skills are essential. They are the masterminds of the many games we enjoy today. These engineers use different programming languages such as Fortran, C#, C++, and Java to instruct the computer. Since there is a constant need to improve, innovate and develop new software, this occupation is fast-growing and the demand is ever increasing. So if you are into computers, try to consider getting a bachelor’s degree required for engineering job. You will surely enjoy and love the job, not to mention the high salary.
As was defined by the Oxford Dictionaries, an artist refers to a person who practices any of the various creative arts such as a sculptor, novelist, poet, or filmmaker. This also includes the profession which requires the knowledge and skills of design, painting, drawing, dancing, music, acting, and singing. So basing on the definition given, you could see how wide a range the jobs available for an artist are. The main and top ingredients for this job are skill and creativity. There are lots of job openings for this profession. You get to choose what time you would like to work, and not only that. The earnings are quite good.
2. Freelance Writer
To start with, when we say ‘freelance’, it means working at different times for different persons and or companies. So basically, when we say ‘a freelance writer’, it could refer to a person who writes but is uncommitted or independent. This job has been in vogue for the past several years, most especially for those who are not journalists in diploma but writers by heart. Freelance writing ranges from authoring a book to contributing articles on newspapers and magazines to writing your own blog and to be featured as a web content copywriter or ghost writer. The secret to a successful freelance writing are discipline, determination, open-mindedness, creativity, and a great deal of effort.
Optometrists, or then called as ophthalmic opticians, are specialists who examine the eyes to see if there are defects and abnormalities in the vision or diseases related to the general health as well. Because as proven then, a careful and overall detailed eye examination can reveal the state of one’s health. These professionals study for four years in a university wherein they will get all of the training needed to fully equip them to do the job. Afterwards, they may wish to further their specialization in contact lenses, low vision, sports vision, and eye treatment. Optometrists also diagnose and prescribe glasses or contact lenses, or sometimes eye drops, depending on the case of the patient.