What do you look for in a job? Is it good compensation, great benefits, or flexibility that accommodates your life? For some people, it’s all about being able to continue learning, continue growing, and to develop new skills and interests they might not have known they had. The jobs mentioned below all bring that, alongside the kind of job security that ensures you will be learning forever, or for as long as you want to, at least.
Teaching. Do you consider yourself a caring person? Do you have a genuine interest in the well-being and development of children? In that case, there are few better ways to learn than to teach. Aside from having to consistently learn updates to your class’s curriculum, you are also going to be learning much more about how to engage with and help develop children. It also tends to have some pretty great benefits, like getting your summers off.
IT and digital technology. There are few careers that require you to be consistently learning about the next thing on the horizon as someone who specializes in IT and digital technology. Whether you provide a more general service to clients, work in the IT section of a business, or help business clients invest in new technologies, you can’t afford to fall behind and not know about the next big tech revolution. This is a very secure profession, given how many businesses use digital technology to function nowadays.
Medical specialist. There are no medical careers that do not involve a good degree of education well beyond after you’ve earned your doctorate. However, working as a pediatrician and in other specialties will require you to be at the forefront of medical insights. Pediatrics in particular not only involves constant evolutions in how we treat children but gaining insight on how to best engage with patients, to make them feel safe and comfortable in your practice. There are few jobs as rewarding as directly contributing to the health and well-being of children.
Marketing/Writing. As a freelance copywriter and marketer, you can specialize in what you know and provide a service directly suited to a specific kind of client. However, many will start as, and continue to work as, writers who will do the research and learn about any client and topic they are paid to work on. As such, you can constantly be picking up a little expertise on all sorts of different industries and topics, whether it’s the inner-workings of the aerospace industry or the benefits of superfoods.
Working in law. Whether it’s as a lawyer, a clerk, or someone else who performs administrative duties for a law office, this is an industry that requires constant updates to the way that you work. The laws are always changing and you may be at the forefront of some major precedent laying cases, which can make it incredibly exciting.
To take advantage of the lifelong learning roles mentioned above, you must be prepared to apply yourself. This kind of educational experience excludes those who are looking for an easy career.
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