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Bored By Your Job? Consider These Thrilling Careers

By Careers Desk

Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

It’s hardly uncommon to feel bored by your job. It’s the situation a lot of people find themselves in. And as long as you’re getting paid, that’s what matters, right? Well, maybe. But if you can get paid for doing something exciting and that you enjoy, that’s even better. So, if you’re getting bored to tears by the job that you’re currently doing, why not make a change? Here are the careers that could be ideal for you.


There is something great about being able to say that your job allows you to have a direct impact on people’s lives and their general safety. So, if you want to help people and experience the thrill of doing something risky, firefighting could be the ideal situation for you. Firefighters help people every day, and it sometimes means putting themselves in harm’s way. But it’s a job that is incredibly rewarding, so don’t rule it out.

A Sports Instructor

Sports instructors are required to help and teach people when they are coming to a sport or activity for the first time. If there is an activity that you love and have experience of, it could be the ideal knowledge for you to pass onto others. If you love skiing, you could get a ski instructor course qualification and then make it your job. And the same applies to most activities and sports that people want to learn how to do and play.

Pilot or Private Driver

If you like to travel and being behind the wheel is where you feel at home, you could become a pilot or a private driver. Of course, you need to know what you’re doing. But if you are something of an amateur pilot already, this could be something that you want to pursue on a professional basis, and why not? It’s a great way to do something useful and thrilling while you get paid. Or you can stay on the ground and enjoy driving people around all day.


Reporters do some very important work when it comes to finding and breaking big news stories. And there are all kinds of reporters that do thrilling and interesting jobs. From war reporters to investigative reporters; these jobs are thrilling and essential. It could be something that you want to learn more about and potentially get involved in if it appeals to you. It could be the thing that helps you get a new career off to a start.


For anyone who loves animals, working with them can be a dream come true. And being at the cutting edge when it comes to carrying out research and learning more about species that aren’t yet understood can be very thrilling indeed. So, being a zoologist could be the career for you. Get the right training and qualifications, and see if it’s for you.

Don’t just get inspired; take action too. You need to take direct steps towards making changes if you want something to come of this whole idea.

Main image - courtesy of London Fire Brigade.

Bored By Your Job? Consider These Thrilling Careers

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