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These Five Unique Career Options Could Change Your Life!

by Carolyn Lee Aug 26, 2019

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Throughout our professional life, some of us will switch careers. The reasons vary, with the most common ones being to earn a better salary or for career advancement

While some of us will go for it, others among us need a bit of nudging. Some of us who go for it, often tend to choose somewhat traditional careers. 

However, there are a few who are quite adventurous. These people look for opportunities that are not typically at the top of most traditional career options lists. 

We’ve compiled a few career options that include some that are unique and unusual.  

If you’ve been mulling over shaking things up professionally, you may find something on this list to give you that extra push! 

Body Painter 

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Do you have a natural talent for art? Becoming a body painter may be a good option to do what you love and get paid for it. Body painters can freelance, which allows them to set their rates, schedules, and to choose their clients. Their services are often required on video shoots, fairs, music festivals, film projects and specialised parties. Don’t believe us? Visit Laolunyc’s Instagram page. You’ll find lots of inspiration and motivation to go for it! 

Feng Shui Consultant

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If you love interior designing, you can take things to a new level by becoming a Feng Shui Consultant. You will need a deeper understanding of feng shui (the flow of energy and its impact on wellness and health in inhabited spaces) to begin. Combine your designing skills with your knowledge of feng shui to bring harmony to your work. Ultimately, it will add more balance to your life and a great salary! If you are curious, hop on Instagram and search #fengshuiconsultant.  

Professional Cuddler

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This is not a joke. This is an actual job that has become increasingly popular over the past few years. If you love giving hugs and helping others to relax and feel comfortable, this may be a career to consider. It actually pays too! Of course, you would need to have your own place and security measures in place to ensure that you are safe. Once you have established your clientele, you are pretty much set. It takes courage, but if you want it, it could be the path to financial independence! 

Ethical Hacker

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Yes, some hackers use their technological brilliance for nefarious activities. This job is not one of them. This role entails testing the security parameters of businesses (online) to ensure that their networks are secure. Your responsibilities would include making recommendations and possibly implementing safeguards on behalf of your client. Obviously, this is a job that pays quite well! 

Food Stylist

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This is an opportunity to potentially immortalise your cooking skills. A food stylist is one of the unusual roles that may be found on a film set. It involves acquiring the food, cooking it on location and then arranging it to compliment a scene. You will also be required to refresh and replace food during scenes to maintain the aesthetic of shots. Imagine seeing your food (arrangements and placements) on the silver screen. Exciting! 


Our challenge to you:  

Take that leap of faith for a new career path that excites you and earn the money you deserve. A whole new world awaits you! 

Sources: Trade SchoolsUndercover RecruiterLinkedIn Slideshare and The Balance Careers