Three Rewarding Careers That Get You Outdoors

A key focus of my blog is Career Discussions. Not all careers are indoors and there are actually some fun careers that get outdoors and into nature. The following contributed post is entitled, Three Rewarding Careers That Get You Outdoors.

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The office job is something that many people will, at some point, experience in their professional lives. For some, it is a quick means to an end, a temporary stop-gap between graduating college and doing what they want to do. For others, it becomes their livelihood, and that’s something they are okay with. Most of the time, anyway.

The office environment, and by association the office culture, is not for everybody, though. It can take some time to realize this, but once you do, there is a chance that you are pining for something more. For some people, this something more is being free of the constraints that office work brings, and instead, they look to the wide world outside of their cubicle. If this sounds at all familiar, here are three rewarding careers that get you outdoors.

On the Open Ocean

Working as a biologist, on a marine documentary series, or even part of a Marine logistics team, will help you try something that not many people will ever be able to experience. Furthermore, there is a more significant percentage who won’t even know such opportunities exist.

If you love the smell of the fresh ocean air and aren’t prone to getting seasick, a career on the open ocean is right for you. There is the chance to work tirelessly to help preserve our oceans, encounter exotic sea life, and you can use this experience to educate others on why it is so essential to preserve what we already have.

Into the Woods

There are a wide variety of woodland careers that you can explore, including a wildland firefighter to battle wildfires all over the world, or becoming a park ranger where you will have the chance to study and care for the forests that you adore so much.

Being out in the woods, maintaining it, and being one with nature, while also having a team to help you keep order will allow you to enjoy the fresh air that you can only get from being in some of the most beautiful parts of the world. From glaciers to dense forest woodland, there is something for all passions.

On Top of the World

If you’ve never felt right being stuck at sea level and love to see how the world looks for unique vantage points, a mountaineering job could be perfect for you. Much like woodland work, you get the chance to explore parts of the world that very few people see while also encountering elusive animals.

Depending on what you prefer, you can lead guided tours up to the highest points all over the world. You will learn the trails like the back of your hand, and you will always feel the rush that comes from surmounting the trickiest, but also most rewarding, peaks wherever you go.

Fresh Air

From stunning vistas, fresh air, and a chance to do something that helps the world around us, outdoor careers are a fantastic way to feel rewarded in your career. If you’ve always felt more comfortable on the ocean, strolling through woodland, or climbing up the mountainside, these careers could be the answer you have been craving.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct Examiner.com, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.