Very good question! There are many jobs that can be related to entrepreneurship. If you have a specific major or career choice, oftentimes, you can venture into your own business as an independent contractor or freelancer. There are also many jobs that allow you to work a little more independently than some as an employee. From the entrepreneurial standpoint and speaking from experience, I have had a few roles that allowed me to be an entrepreneur and in business for myself as I contracted with clients to provide a business need. Such jobs can include but are not limited to:
- Accounting (CPA and Non CPA)
- Billing and Coding
- Insurance Agent (non-captive)
- Customer Service Agent
- ESL/TESL/TESOL Teacher/Instructor
- Nonprofit Founder
- Auto Mechanic
- Childcare Owner
- Website Design
Please keep in mind any endeavor that involves entrepreneurship will also require certain standards that your client requires you meet in order to retain their business, so in this sense, even an entrepreneur still works for someone, to a certain degree. With that in mind, there are some freedoms that an entrepreneur has that an employee may or may not have (i.e flexible scheduling - but some employers are opting to increase work/life balance for employees, choosing where you will work - telecommuting from anywhere, and what types of services/products you will offer - not an exhaustive list).
While exploring different careers and how some may branch into entrepreneurship, keep in mind the things that you enjoy doing because an entrepreneur or a job that is close to entrepreneurship will require hard work, if not harder than what an employee would be required to meet and this will demand many hours in your day. If you are looking to work as an employee but to work more independently, research careers that do not require much customer interfacing or interaction.
Whatever you decide, be sure to reach out with more great questions like this one!