working http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/9416/all en-US 9 Jobs You May Not Have Considered (But Should) http://www.wisebread.com/9-jobs-you-may-not-have-considered-but-should <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/9-jobs-you-may-not-have-considered-but-should" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/welder-467855179.jpg" alt="welder" title="welder" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>These days, it may seem like a decent job is hard to find. Unemployment is still on the high side, and many people have left the workforce altogether. But there are decent and meaningful jobs out there for people who are willing to think outside the box.</p> <p>Consider these nine professions that offer solid work, and in many cases, good pay and a growing demand for applicants.</p> <h2>1. Welder (in North Dakota and Many Other Places)</h2> <p>Former &quot;Dirty Jobs&quot; host Mike Rowe recently offered some career advice to a young person and noted that <a href="http://https//www.facebook.com/TheRealMikeRowe/photos/a.151342491542569.29994.116999698310182/773932499283562/?type=1">welders in North Dakota</a> were &quot;writing their own ticket.&quot;</p> <p>He may have been overstating things a bit, but there's no doubt that the oil boom in that state and elsewhere has opened up a lot of job opportunities for people who have the skills to cut and shape metal. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said job growth for welders is projected to be slower than normal nationwide but notes that &quot;skilled welders with up-to-date training should find good job opportunities.&quot; It's challenging and somewhat dangerous work, but with an average salary of $36,500, it pays OK for a job that does not require a college degree.</p> <h2>2. Hospice Worker</h2> <p>Americans are getting older, and more families are faced with making difficult decisions regarding loved ones near the end of their lives. Hospice workers will assist in making a person's last days as comfortable as possible, and work with palliative care specialists to ease physical pain and suffering. While many hospice workers are doctors, there are social workers, counselors, and health aides that play very important roles and do not hold advanced degrees. It is not easy work, nor is it particularly high paying. But it could be one of the most meaningful jobs out there.</p> <h2>3. Personal Care and Home Health Aides</h2> <p>Like hospice workers, these jobs are more in demand as we look to assist an aging baby boomer population. The job outlook for these positions is good, with <a href="http://www.bls.gov/ooh/most-new-jobs.htm">more than a million new jobs</a> expected in the next eight years. Many aides will need a nursing degree or other medical training, but some aide positions only require a high school diploma. If you like helping the elderly, there may be jobs for you in the coming years.</p> <h2>4. Doula</h2> <p>According to one report, an increasing number of <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/witw/articles/2013/12/02/more-american-women-employing-doulas-during-childbirth.html">women are turning to doulas</a> for support during their pregnancy and the childbirth. A doula &mdash; also referred to as a labor companion or labor support specialist &mdash; provides emotional support for pregnant mothers and can help communicate with doctors about your care. They differ from midwives, who are trained to actually deliver babies.</p> <p>If you love the idea of helping to bring a child into the world but aren't in a position to go to medical school, this could be the job for you.</p> <h2>5. Instructional Coordinator</h2> <p>If you're interested in education but aren't sure you want to be a classroom teacher, this is an alternative path. Instructional coordinators work to oversee school standards and establish and enforce curriculum. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said <a href="http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/instructional-coordinators.htm">job growth outlook is strong</a> due to recent calls to improve school curriculums and evaluate the effectiveness of teachers. Most instructional coordinators will need a Master's degree, but median annual pay is quite competitive at more than $60,000.</p> <h2>6. Genetic Counselor</h2> <p>In recent years, there has been great advancement in the area of genetic research, and doctors are now learning about the role genes play in the health of patients. A genetic counselor is someone who works with individuals and families to assess the risk of certain medical conditions or birth defects. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said <a href="http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/genetic-counselors.htm">job growth is expected to rise 41%</a> between 2012 and 2022. You'll need a Master's degree, and many genetic counselors earn a PhD.</p> <h2>7. Laborer</h2> <p>If you're not afraid of some hard work, there are some opportunities for anyone willing to help out on a construction site. Construction laborers are in demand, with nearly 260,000 new jobs expected between 2012 and 2022, according to BLS. Demand for these jobs is expected to grow about 25% faster than average.</p> <h2>8. Air Traffic Controller</h2> <p>Sit in front of a screen and direct planes in the sky? It may not seem glamorous, but it's hugely important work and very well paying. A typical air traffic controller makes about $122,000 per year, according to BLS, and a college degree isn't even required. The number of positions in this field isn't expected to grow much over the next 10 years, however.</p> <h2>9. Gaming Surveillance Officer</h2> <p>This may be a little more interesting than a typical security job. If you work in the gaming surveillance field, you work at a casino and monitor live video feeds of the gambling floor. There is a growing demand for these jobs as all but a handful of states have legalized casinos in recent years.</p> <p><em>Do you do any of these jobs? Please share your experience in comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/tim-lemke">Tim Lemke</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-jobs-you-may-not-have-considered-but-should">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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Part 1</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-things-you-must-do-before-you-quit-your-job">5 Things You Must Do Before You Quit Your Job</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-write-a-resume-12-steps-to-your-next-job">How To Write A Resume: 12 Steps To Your Next Job</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-jobs-proven-to-make-you-live-longer">5 Jobs Proven to Make You Live Longer</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Career and Income employment jobs working Wed, 21 May 2014 08:00:25 +0000 Tim Lemke 1139952 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Tips for Working While Traveling http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-tips-for-working-while-traveling <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-tips-for-working-while-traveling" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/2309149754_3596f8b057_z-1.jpg" alt="Tips for Working While Traveling" title="Tips for Working While Traveling" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on tips for working while traveling, negotiating for a better deal, and tax strategies for salaried employees.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://freelanceswitch.com/productivity/working-while-traveling/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FreelanceSwitch+%28Freelance+Switch%29">9 Tips for Working While Traveling</a> &mdash; When working and traveling at the same time, make sure to set concrete work hours. [Freelance Switch]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moolanomy.com/5766/things-you-didnt-know-you-could-negotiate-for-a-better-deal/">12 Things You Didn't Know You Could Negotiate for a Better Deal</a> &mdash; If you are signing a lease for the first time or renewing your lease, negotiate with your landlord for a better deal. [Moolanomy]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/basic-tax-strategies-salaried-employees/">7 Basic Tax Strategies For Salaried Employees</a> &mdash; As a salaried employee, don't forget to deduct eligible job-related expenses. [The Digerati Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/10-habits-change-save-money-year.html">10 Habits You Can Change to Save Money in the New Year</a> &mdash; This year, change your habit of working out at the gym and replace it with working out at home to save money. [Bargaineering]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cardhub.com/edu/what-to-do-with-unwanted-gift-cards/">5 Ways to Put Unused Gift Cards to Use</a> &mdash; Put your unused gift cards to use by donating them to charity. [Card Hub]<a id="fck_paste_padding"></a></p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Nice-Things-Do-People-21449581">10 Nice Things To Do For People That Won't Cost Much</a> &mdash; Do something nice for someone without breaking the bank by helping them with their job search. [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/lack-of-mother-toddler-bond-can-lead-to-teen-obesity">Lack of Mother-Toddler Bond Can Lead to Teen Obesity</a> &mdash; To prevent teen obesity, take time to play with your toddler. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/money-tips/three-not-too-pricey-valentines-ideas/">Three Not-Too-Pricey Valentine's Ideas</a> &mdash; Save money this Valentine's Day by taking the time to write a heartfelt love letter. [Money Ning]</p> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/unused-529-funds/">What To Do With an Unused 529 Funds</a> &mdash; If your child decides he or she doesn't want to go to college at all, you can roll the funds over to another beneficiary. [Cash Money Life]</p> <p><a href="http://billeater.com/tips/15-ways-reduce-hotel-expenses-when-traveling">15 Ways to Reduce Hotel Expenses When Traveling</a> &mdash; To reduce hotel expenses when traveling, leverage coupons and deals. [billeater.com]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-tips-for-working-while-traveling">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-things-you-should-never-skimp-on-when-traveling">9 Things You Should Never Skimp on When Traveling</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/working-on-the-road-a-book-review-for-professional-nomads">Working on the Road: A Book Review for Professional Nomads</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/top-5-travel-reward-credit-cards">5 Best Travel Reward Credit Cards</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/travel-resources">40 Most Useful Travel Websites That Can Save You a Fortune</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-7-worst-travel-values">The 7 Worst Travel Values</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Travel best money tips traveling working Tue, 24 Jan 2012 10:48:20 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 875790 at http://www.wisebread.com Your Work or Your Life? http://www.wisebread.com/your-work-or-your-life <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/your-work-or-your-life" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/death.jpg" alt="Karoshi Death, Death kanji" title="Death" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="210" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Today my friend showed me an <a target="_blank" href="http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jO5Kw6yAWP8IoSNIcYvYraa_bZRgD91QEI4O0">article about a Toyota engineer</a> who died from overwork. Apparently the 45 year old Japanese man was working 80 hours of overtime a month for two months and finally his heart gave out. It is a sad example of a person who chose his job over his life.</p> <p>In Japan, deaths resulting from overwork is called &quot;<a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kar%C5%8Dshi">karoshi</a> &quot; and Japan's Ministry of Labor has been publishing statistics about the problem since the 1980s. It has been shown that many workers that die from overworking die from strokes or heart attacks, and the deaths are usually quite sudden. Many workers also commit or attempt suicide due to work induced depression.</p> <p>Personally, I have never worked an extreme amount of overtime even though I am an engineer in the Silicon Valley and this is a place full of workaholics. However, I have seen the effects of extreme overtime on people. A company I used to work for has an Indian office where people worked 14 to 16 hour days. One of my ex-coworkers went over to India for a short while and actually fell ill because he was working the same extreme hours as them. After he came back the CEO cut the hours at the Indian office to 12 hours a day. I think there is no point to working more than 8 or 9 hours a day because when a person is tired and stressed he or she would not be extremely productive.</p> <p>When work is not mandatory, I have met two types of people who work overtime. The first type is the stakeholders that are passionate about their job. For example, I have met CEOs that work from 7am to 1am because they are bent on buliding their own company. In other words, work is life for these people. The second type is the people who need or want money. I have met a guy that had two full time jobs so he worked 16 hours a day and then slept and another guy that works overtime purely for the overtime pay. In either case, I think there needs to be moderation because everyone needs time to enjoy the fruits of their labor.</p> <p>So do you choose your work or your life? It is a no brainer for me since I would gladly choose &quot;homeless and alive&quot; over &quot;rich and dead&quot;. For those people whose lives are inseparable with their work the choice might not be so clear. Regardless of how much you love your work, if your work starts to affect your physical and mental health significantly, then it may be wise to cut back.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/xin-lu">Xin Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/your-work-or-your-life">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-write-a-resume-12-steps-to-your-next-job">How To Write A Resume: 12 Steps To Your Next Job</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/lose-your-job-without-losing-your-identity">Lose Your Job Without Losing Your Identity</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/getting-by-without-a-job-part-1-losing-a-job">Getting by without a job, part 1--losing a job</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-things-people-who-have-their-dream-jobs-do">5 Things People Who Have Their Dream Jobs Do</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/tips-for-finding-legitimate-work-at-home-opportunities">Tips for Finding Legitimate Work at Home Opportunities</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Career and Income death death by work job karoshi life working Wed, 09 Jul 2008 23:28:53 +0000 Xin Lu 2226 at http://www.wisebread.com