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6 careers for those who get bored easily

By Ana Isabel Alonsagay

Do you often find yourself hopping from one job to the next – quickly finding that the once-exciting responsibilities of each have turned out to be quite a chore? It’s a never-ending cycle; you think you’ve settled yourself into a career of seemingly flashy prospects… only to catch yourself yawning at every little task months later.

Sounds like you?

Well, you aren’t alone. Plenty of people get weary with their job in only a short span of time – but luckily, there are a handful of careers out there that would work perfectly for those who require an exciting change of pace.

Careers for those who get bored easily

  1. Travel Journalist.
  2. Event Organisers.
  3. Surfing Instructor.
  4. Daycare Worker.
  5. Bartender.
  6. Managing Your Own Business.

1. Travel Journalist.

woman travel journalist working on laptop

Who wouldn’t love to travel for a living? For those who crave adventure and exploration,becoming a travel journalist may be just the career for you. Individuals in this field get to fly off to various destinations both within and out of their country – getting to immerse themselves in the culture and sights while reporting on their endeavours.

Even without the travelling aspect, the journalism field is already quite exciting on its own. You get to tackle new stories and happenings each day – not to mention the opportunities to interview interesting (or even socially important) characters.

The current market for Journalists and others in the writing field is fortunately a balanced one between males and females in the industry, with weekly full-time earnings higher and weekly full-time hours lower than the overall job average in Australia. (according to Job Outlook).

If you have a sense of wanderlust, love putting on your creative hat and enjoy meeting and talking to others – this career may just be the one.

2. Event Organisers.

If there’s a career field that ensures a different story with each day – look no further than event management. The entire process of orchestrating an exciting, memorable function will not only get you up and out of the office, but involves a whole lot of energy and teamwork to successfully get things running.

If those weren’t enough selling points – statistics have shown that workers can actually earn more income for less hours. In detail - the average weekly full-time hours in the field are 37.6, compared to the overall job average of 40 hours a week. At the same time, the average weekly full-time earnings are $1,313, compared to the overall job average of $1,230. Not a bad deal.

Of course, this comes with high level of people skills, creativity, and a whole lot of motivation– but if you check off all those three, then event management may just be your calling. 

3. Surfing Instructor.

male surfing instructor teaching little girl how to surf

With the plethora of top-quality beaches Australia has to offer – it’s no wonder that surfing has become one of the nation’s most prominent summer pastimes. If you’re tired of robotic routines in the same confined space – why not get paid to swim in the country’s oceans, instead?

As a surfing instructor, you’ll get to meet new people every day, show off your stunts and get to share your talents with other passionate surfers. At the same time, you’ll have the opportunity to surround yourself with the beautiful Australian beach scene; not bad for a workplace environment.

According to Job Outlook, the sports coaching industry is expected to experience some strong growth in the next five years – so not only would this field be a thrilling new prospect, but it’s one to only get bigger in the near future.

If you have a passion for the sport, the sun, and summer vibes – give being a surfing instructor a try.

4. Daycare Worker.

Little kids are unpredictable, and if that’s what you’re missing in your work life, then this job should be golden.

Being a daycare worker requires you to enjoy working with children, maintain high levels of energy and enthusiasm each day, and have a whole lot of patience to spare. While you will have moments of frustration – you are dealing with toddler-aged kids, after all – each day is sure to be different from the last, and you’ll have the opportunity to connect with, communicate, and teach human beings on a daily basis. For those craving a dynamic, social workplace, working at a daycare can be a truly rewarding experience.

5. Bartender.

bartender making a drink

So you’re looking for a new and exciting work environment – well your local pub, club, or bar is sure to provide just that.

Carrying out tasks amongst several whooping crowds in the dark, strobe-lit area of a city tavern is guaranteed to leave your boredom at your front door. Since most of your responsibilities involve serving food and liquor, the workplace is usually quick and fast-paced, leaving little room to feel disengaged from the day’s activities. Plus, if you have a penchant for mixing drinks and chatting up new people – all the better.

At the same time, having to manage one frenetic task after the other is sure to challenge and refine your skills in organisation, leadership, and teamwork.

The Bar Attendant occupation is showing a predicted increase in employment growth over the next five years; this makes sense, seeing as hospitality won’t be going anywhere anytime soon, making the field of bartending a constantly in-demand job for years to come. So, if you’re looking for a hectic new challenge – why not give this career field a shot?

6. Managing Your Own Business.

Now, to be clear, this line work is going to be a lot more challenging to sustain than any of the other careers listed above – but it would also be the most rewarding if you succeed.

Owning your own business gives you plenty of tasks and responsibilities to work with, leaving you with little time to sit about and yawn at a tedious daily routine. Having your own business forces you to reach goals you once perceived as unattainable, maintain your company’s highs while working your way around the lows, and having the mindset of both an employee and a boss.

Difficult? It can be. But the best part is, you’re doing it all for you. At the end of the day, there’s nothing more fulfilling and exciting than knowing you’re creating something according to your ambitions.

Ready to switch to an exciting job?

If this sounds like a challenge you’re ready to take on, Upskilled has a handful of business courses that might pique your interest – each of which are provided online with flexible delivery, so you can learn new business skills at the pace that suits you best.   

There are plenty more jobs to pick from that don’t involve sitting for eight hours at a desk, as such a working environment just doesn’t fit the bill for many. Hopefully with the roles listed above, you have a clearer picture of the various options available to spice up your career life.

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