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November 29, 2011 5:36 AM Subscribe
Career options for a guy who likes to be active, and not at a desk all day?
posted by lizbunny to Work & Money (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend and I are currently in separate cities, and after hashing out the viable options, we're left with either he quits his job, or I quit mine.
He's interested in a change of work anyway. He's been a materials technician in the canadian army for the last decade, and has grown disappointed that he hasn't used much of his training outside of Afghanistan. He's planning on trying out for Search and Rescue if I can move to be with him (so far, this is the ideal case). But if things don't work out that way, we're trying to think of other jobs he'd really enjoy.
outside of office or active
in a team environment
good earning potential
progressive training, can work towards leadership role
He's a very fit guy, likes to push his limits. He enjoyed volunteering in the hospital while in Afghanistan. He's a major extrovert so I don't think he'd be happy in a job like a conservation officer, if he's alone all day. Very intelligent, I've seen him study for courses before and he would do well in university.
We've thought of his becoming a firefighter, or an EMT/Paramedic, or a police/RCMP officer. He could also become a nurse.
Do the mefites have any additional suggestions?