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What are some careers that are not talked about as much?

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Julie’s Answer

Coming from someone raised in a small town in western KY, I can say there were A LOT of careers that I never knew about until I moved to Chicago, and by that time, I was already situated in a job that I liked and paid the bills nicely.
I think there are so many careers out there that aren't talked about. When I was in high school, I had the options of a teacher, policeman, surgical assistant, or dental hygienist. Those were the careers that were most pushed in my small town high school.
Now, I realize how many careers are actually out there!
Do research on something you want to do and think outside the box...
If you're interested in medicine, there's a hundred jobs you can do that deal with medicine that's not a doctor or a nurse. If you're interested in banking, there are tons of things to do in the banking industry instead of being a teller or working for a bank. If you're interested in music, there are many things to do besides being a singer.
Try to research all avenues, network with people in companies that you might be interested. I know from my own experience that you may think you're bothering someone in a career you're interested in by asking questions, but you'd be surprised how many people want to answer questions and help you find your footing in the world, successfully!!!
Good Luck!
Thank you comment icon This was super helpful, thank you! Jenny
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Glenn’s Answer

Sales is understated and often thought of as a less than noble profession. I have been in sales for over 30 years and have had a very rewarding life as a result of getting into sales early in my career. I started as a Mechanical Engineer and soon shifted to sales.
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Greg’s Answer

B2B (Business to Business) Sales is a great career that you don't hear about as much in high school and college. Many recent graduates will start their career in entry level B2B sales as a SDR/BDR (Sales/Business Development Representative) and then grow from there! It is a rewarding career.
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Jenny G.

Coming from a background of computers and information management I came up with the following:

Database Administrator/Knowledge Management are pretty important and often over looked. These career fields can consist of creating and most times managing all types of databases from customer names to shipping records, which essentially contains information that is essential for businesses to run smoothly. Besides what can be cooler than having the title of "Knowledge Manager" 😂

Systems Architects are computer systems analysts responsible for ensuring a business or organization’s technology is appropriate for its needs. They may identify technology requirements, configure software and hardware and make recommendations to help systems operate more efficiently and effectively. (Think of the future direction for medical advancing in technology)

All mentioned careers can be operated remotely and typically have a bachelor’s degree in computer science in some cases a master's degree. Some employers seek individuals with volunteer certifications and various educational backgrounds.

Icing on the cake, these career fields have a near zero percent unemployment rate even during self isolation!

G recommends the following next steps:

Military/Space Force recruiter to point you in the right direction.
Thank you comment icon Thank you for the advice. Jenny
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