Careers for the carefree

Back in the day, when you asked someone ‘What are you doing?’ or ‘What do you plan to do after college?’ the reply would be: ‘Engineer’, ‘Doctor’, ‘Scientist’ or ‘Businessman’.

Now, people seek out unconventional jobs because they’re tired of the 9 to 5 grind and are looking for new opportunities.

Every day is a new adventure for them as they’re doing something that they love. And since they’re doing something they love, it leads them to perform at a higher level of efficiency.

The jobs on this list are just a sample of the types of careers that allow people to pursue their interests, hobbies, and passions. For some, they also provide a glimpse into a growing world of creativity.

Celebrity Managers – Celebrity managers represent and advance the careers of artists, personalities and athletes. These managers have a dynamic personality and strong business acumen

Public relations and mass communication courses help build a strong base for this profession.


Fitness Experts & Specialists – If you are a fitness freak, then this can be the perfect career option for you.

You can work for universities, health clubs, professional gymnasiums, resorts, country clubs and hospitals.


Pet groomer - And if you thought looks only matter to human; a pet groomer is an animal’s beautician.

As a pet groomer you are expected to look after the hygiene and cleanliness of animals besides enhancing their appearance.

There is no specific educational requirement for becoming a pet groomer, although training programs are available through online courses and some vocational schools. 


Photographers – If the aperture matters to you, the shutter speed of camera matches your observation; this is where you should explore yourself professionally.

Photography today has turned into a highly profitable choice of career; one can get hired for print media, electronic media, fashion industry, advertising industry or films and television and earn big bucks.


Wine Tasters – For a long time, Indian hotels and restaurants didn`t have wine tasters or sommeliers on board. Wines were just a part of the alcohol menu, with nobody to recommend the guests what they should drink with their food.

But with increase in demand from guests wanting to drink their favourite wines, there is a huge demand for a sommelier who can help people in understanding the different types of wine and help pair it with specific foods.


Wedding Planners – If weddings excite you and you enjoy planning big parties, you might consider becoming a wedding planner.  

You will be required to work for every function of a wedding, starting from coordinating with the caterers, to getting the florists ensuring to get the right colour lilies, to having an extra ‘X’ factor to make all the aunties and uncle happy.

There is no formal training required to be a wedding planner, it’s the ‘experience that enriches life’.


Puppeteers – A puppeteer is a person who designs, creates and dresses puppets, and who uses puppets to stage a live performance to entertain others.

This art is seen as an important medium of education and many schools and institutes use puppets to teach students about various topics.

Also a lot of NGOs use puppetry to educate people and spread awareness about social issues. Several stage shows and performances have helped bring puppetry some fame.


Blogger – The rise of blogging and social-media in past couple of years has been nothing short of extraordinary.

Blogging has become a popular profession and it is one of those career opportunities that you can get easily based on your writing skills.

Many bloggers are becoming internet celebrity from the comfort of home with their blogging skills and have huge following in the form of blog traffic and social media reach. 


Judy Collins, the celebrated American singer once said, “I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something Greater than You, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.”


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