What are the ten most interesting careers?
by Heat Recruitment
From convicting criminals to catapulting machines into outer space, there are a number of often overlooked, but interesting career paths to consider.
It’s widely acknowledged that we spend a third of our lives at work, so it’s vital that we’re engaged in how we spend this huge chunk of our lives. There are a number of industries which are often perceived to offer boring, unfulfilling job roles (you know the ones!), but in every sector there are always a number of exciting, unknown job roles that have just yet to become mainstream.
It can be hard to uncover which of these mysterious roles are worth pursuing – or even find out about them in the first place – so we’ve put together a list of 10 that you may not have yet considered.
1. Media & Entertainment Law
This area of commercial law typically deals with licensing, production agreements and copyright. On a day-to-day basis, media lawyers work with musicians, performers, publishers and broadcasters to deliver commercial legal advice and assist with reputation management. Litigation teams tend to focus on copyright disputes, libel and defamation – and many solicitors are drawn to the glitz and glamour of working on high-profile cases.
In recent years, the role of a paraplanner has really come into its own. It’s no longer seen as a purely administrative role, with many paraplanners becoming fully qualified financial advisors. The role itself is all about being curious, getting to the bottom of a problem and carving out the most efficient solution for your client. In exchange for the right technical skillset, expect to be offered a sky-high salary, a flexible work schedule and some seriously attractive employee benefits.
3. Blockchain Development
Blockchain is the complex technology that powers cryptocurrency – the reason our world’s approach to existing financial systems is shifting. With the potential to disrupt our economies and multi-million-pound investments already at stake, highly skilled blockchain developers will be sought after for many years to come.
4. Claims Adjustment
When someone makes an insurance claim, adjusters are the first to assess the situation and make an offer to the claimant. Most often this may be a result of a car accident, natural disaster or property damage. Unsurprisingly, negotiation is a huge part of this role and for many people that’s exactly what makes it so appealing.
5. Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace engineers are at the heart of the planning, production and maintenance of military aircraft, spacecraft, satellites and missiles. Their role is as equally conceptual as it is hands-on, requiring a wealth of technical knowledge paired with excellent problem-solving skills.
6. Criminal Law
It’s an area of law that is often glorified in the media – but the thrill of working in this area really is more than a work of fiction. A criminal lawyer has two main goals: to deter people from committing criminal offences and to appropriately punish those who do. All law students must study criminal law, though only the fastest thinkers and most open-minded graduates will secure a role in criminal law. A truly exhilarating and interesting career.
We’ll admit, we may be little biased with this one. However, recruiters have a lively, fast-paced role with a plethora of additional benefits such as commission structures, incentives and the chance to make a huge impact on their candidates’ lives. If you’re target driven, eager to progress you career and are looking for a role that will challenge you every single day, then recruitment may just be what you’re looking for.
8. Insurance Actuaries
If you’re a whizz with numbers, perhaps calculating financial risk as an insurance actuary is for you. By using existing financial theories and unfamiliar statistics to determine where a business can afford to take risks, actuaries have a direct impact on the business’ bottom line.
9. Software Development
Successful software developers need to be at the forefront of every technological breakthrough, adapting their skillset to match every development and eager to remove any potential obstacles along the way. There’s always a new coding language to learn or problem to be solved, so this is a job that can never become boring. Those with a creative mind and drive to innovate will go far in this dynamic profession.
10. Artificial Intelligence Engineering
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are transforming the way we interact with the world. Or rather, AI engineers are. They’re the ones behind the algorithms that power the technology, and the ever-changing plethora of technical skills needed to succeed makes it a really interesting career path for someone looking to continually learn and develop their knowledge.
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