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Career Spotlight: Well-Paying Jobs That Won't Leave You Chained to a Desk

By Nicole on 01 Feb 2015
When it comes to choosing a college major and a career, you don't necessarily need to sacrifice financial stability for a job that doesn't require you to sit at a desk all day, every day. While virtually any career will have some need to sit and send/respond to emails, organize tasks, and deal with paperwork, many well-paying careers give job seekers the freedom to roam away from their computers and swivel chairs. Here's a sampling of careers you may want to look into if the idea of sitting at a computer all day makes your teeth itch.


Career Spotlight: Criminal Justice

A career in Criminal Justice can be rewarding and exciting to be sure -- but the actual experience may be far from the jobs portrayed on television shows like CSI and major Hollywood films.

Social Networking to Get (or Lose) a Job

If you're about to complete your degree and looking to land a job after graduation, social networking can be a very useful tool to help you make the most of contacts both old and new who can help you find great employment prospects. But keep in mind that social networking requires consistency and professionalism in order to help ensure that your current or future employers are intrigued -- and not turned off -- by your online presence.


Conducting an Effective Job Search

If you're gearing up to start a job search to help you land a job after graduation, or if you're thinking of switching jobs, it's time to take a close look at the most effective job search engines and employment services available. As you dive into job search mode, make sure your resume and online portfolio or career website are up to date.

Resumes & Online Portfolios

If you're graduating from college soon or have been in the job market for awhile, chances are you will soon embark on a job search in your chosen field. While searching for the perfect job can be time consuming, it doesn't have to be a stressful endeavor. Arming yourself with the right tools for your job search can help keep stress at bay as you seek out a new position that will set you on the right career path.

Career Counseling

If you're thinking about which career path is the best road for you, seeking the advice of a career counselor may help you narr

Fastest Growing Occupations

As you weigh your options for the right career for you, job security may be an important factor for you to consider. While job growth is on the upswing, employment rates have not yet returned to pre-recession numbers. This is nudging many job seekers in the direction of careers that are projected to grow significantly in response to the changing needs of the country.

For Love or Money: Choosing the Right Career for You

For many college graduates, choosing a career or occupation is as much about finding something they love to do and are passionate about as it is about earning a good paycheck. Certainly, financial security is an important factor in any career decision. Fortunately, choosing between something you love and a stable income is rarely a huge tradeoff.

Let’s take a look at some of the factors that you might want to consider in helping you find a career that you will love and look forward to working on.


Careers and Earnings: Highest to Lowest

Interested in learning how much money you will make at a chosen career, or thinking about comparing projected earnings for a few different jobs or career paths? Perhaps you’d just like to browse the careers that might help you earn the salary you aspire to. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics has recently released new data in its Occupational Outlook Handbook to help you determine how much you could expect to earn in your chosen career.

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