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Thinking of job and career ideas is hard!

There are many different job ideas out there. And that’s a good thing! It means that there is something for everyone, no matter what your interests or skills may be. But sometimes, all that choice can be overwhelming trying to think of career ideas. As a career coach I see people struggle with finding inspiration all the time.


It’s hard to know where to start when you’re looking for a new job. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 100 job ideas, to give you some inspiration for your job search. We have plenty more practical careers advice too.


Each job title will include a brief description of what the job entails, so you can get an idea of what each one is like. If you’re interested then these suggestions should prompt new ideas on a dream role that might be a match or opportunities worth a quick browse. We hope this advice and support will inspire you as you continue exploring your career options! We also have other resources like this to help with career change.


1. Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the design, construction, and science of aircraft and spacecraft. Aerospace engineers are responsible for the development of new technologies in the areas of propulsion, flight dynamics, avionics, and materials science.

2. Aviation Consultant

Aviation consultants are experts in the field of aviation who provide advice and guidance to clients on a variety of topics related to flying and airplanes. Aviation consultants typically have a background in aviation, engineering, or business.

3. Helicopter Charter Services

Helicopter charter services provide transportation for people and cargo using helicopters. Helicopter charter services are typically used for short-distance trips, as helicopters are not able to travel as far as airplanes.

4. Air Traffic Control

Air traffic control is the process of managing the movement of aircraft in the airspace around an airport. Air traffic controllers use a variety of tools to monitor and direct aircraft, including radar, radios, and computers.

5. Automotive Electricians

Automotive electricians are responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems in automobiles. Automotive electricians typically have a background in electrical engineering or automotive mechanics.

6. Boat Builders

Boat builders construct, repair, and maintain boats and other watercraft. Boat builders typically have a background in carpentry, boatbuilding, or marine engineering.

7. Motorcycle Dealers

Motorcycle dealers sell, service, and repair motorcycles. Motorcycle dealers typically have a background in motorcycle mechanics or sales.

8. Vehicle Breakdown & Recovery

Vehicle breakdown and recovery is the process of providing assistance to motorists who have broken down or been involved in an accident. Vehicle breakdown and recovery services typically include tow truck services, roadside assistance, and accident recovery.

9. Clothing Designers

Clothing designers create new clothing designs and oversee the production of those designs. Clothing designers typically have a background in fashion design or textile engineering.

10. Household Textiles Manufacturer

Household textile manufacturers produce a variety of household items, including bedding, towels, and curtains. Household textile manufacturers typically have a background in textile engineering or manufacturing.

11. Toy Designers

Toy designers create new toys and oversee the production of those toys. Toy designers typically have a background in industrial design or engineering.

12. Cabinet Makers

Cabinet makers construct, repair, and maintain cabinets and other woodworking products.

13.Golf Equipment Retailer

Golf equipment retailers sell golf clubs, balls, and other golfing accessories. Golf equipment retailers typically have a background in golf or sales.

14.Hair Stylists

Hair stylists provide hair-care services, such as haircuts, styling, and color treatments. Hair stylists typically have a background in cosmetology or hair styling.

15. Makeup Artists

Makeup artists apply makeup and perform other beauty treatments. Makeup artists typically have a background in cosmetology or esthetics.

16. Builders Merchants

Builders merchants sell building materials, tools, and other supplies. Builders merchants typically have a background in construction or sales.

17. Estate Agents

Estate agents help people buy, sell, and rent property. Estate agents typically have a background in sales or business.

18. Fencing Contractors

Fencing contractors install, repair, and maintain fences. Fencing contractors typically have a background in carpentry or engineering.

19. Gardeners

Gardeners plant, cultivate, and maintain gardens and other landscaped areas. Gardeners typically have a background in horticulture or gardening.

20. Painters & Decorators

Painters and decorators paint and decorate the interiors and exteriors of buildings. Painters and decorators typically have a background in painting or construction.

21. Plumbers

Plumbers install, repair, and maintain plumbing systems. Plumbers typically have a background in plumbing or engineering.

22. Timber Harvesters

Timber harvesters fell trees and harvest timber. Timber harvesters typically have a background in forestry or logging.

23. Product Designer

Product designers create new products and oversee the production of those products. Product designers typically have a background in industrial design or engineering.

24. Event Planner

Event planners organize and oversee events, such as weddings, parties, and conferences. Event planners typically have a background in event planning or hospitality.

25. Web Designer

Web designers create and maintain websites. Web designers typically have a background in web design or graphic design.

26. Wind Farm Engineer

Wind farm engineers design and oversee the construction of wind farms. Wind farm engineers typically have a background in engineering or renewable energy.

27. Architect

Architects design and oversee the construction of buildings. Architects typically have a background in architecture or engineering.

28. Civil Engineer

Civil engineers design and oversee the construction of infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, and dams. Civil engineers typically have a background in engineering or construction.

29. Environmental Consultant

Environmental consultants help businesses and organizations comply with environmental regulations. Environmental consultants typically have a background in environmental science or law.

30. Food Chemist

Food chemists develop new food products and oversee the production of those products. Food chemists typically have a background in food science or chemistry.


See dozens more career ideas here.


This article originally appeared on Tribeandseek.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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7 ways to keep your child’s college career on track


Sending your child off to college can be one of the proudest moments for any parent.

As your young student sets along the path of earning their degree, a wealth of opportunities open up in their lives. It may even be a catalyst toward greater social success and good health. But this certainly requires work and there may be bumps along the way.

Here are some things you (and your child) can do to make sure they stay on track.




If your child is asked to leave school, you’ll first want to determine the cause.

Academic dismissal usually results when a student’s grade point average (GPA) has dropped too low (commonly below 2.0). In these cases, dismissal usually doesn’t happen after a single semester. Most schools give students a warning first, followed by academic probation, a period where they can work to improve their grades by a certain date.

To help your child be successful, encourage them to communicate with you early on if there are any signs of trouble or that they’re falling behind.




Colleges normally give academically-dismissed students the chance to appeal before making a final decision. It’s a chance to give the student a voice, explain why their grades suffered and to ask the committee for a second chance.

You can write an appeals letter, but setting up an in-person meeting (if the college allows it) is a stronger avenue. Your child should be the one attending (not sending parents as proxy) to tell their side of the story.

To help your child if they’re in this situation, remind them that an appeal is a chance to apologize and explain, not a time to make excuses.




If academic dismissal is the school’s final decision, this is a time to think about the future and your child’s options. Here are a few things to think about.

Reinstatement: Some schools allow students to reapply after a certain period of time has passed.

Academic record: Some colleges have a clean slate policy that erases poor grades after the student repeats the course. Check with the school to see if this is an option and, if so, what the requirements are.

Filling the time: If your child can’t reapply for a set period of time, consider what they’ll do instead. Will they take some courses at the community college? Work part time?




Simply because a student excels in high school doesn’t make them immune from struggling in college.

“There is a myth that bright students can’t fail, or that students that did fail didn’t ‘have what it takes,’” writes education consultant Jeff Ludovici. “I have had clients who graduated from top high schools, took many AP classes, had a high GPA and stellar SAT scores, and still failed in college. While the reasons are many, they either amount to something happening during college, or a key action not happening prior to attending.”

Identifying what your child’s stumbling blocks are as early as high school can stop future problems from occurring before they have a chance.




As mentioned earlier, it’s important for parents to be someone their child can talk to as problems in college arise.

Are they having problems adjusting to campus life or making friends? Is their choice of major or course load wrong for them? Are they homesick? If they’re receiving poor grades, is this a sign of constant failing on the horizon or just a fluke? Is it related to substance abuse or tied to a learning disability?

These factors and others can all play a role in a student falling behind and failing, but parents may be unaware of the existence of problems if they lack an honest rapport with their kids.

Parents: Lend a listening, sympathetic ear.

Students: Don’t be afraid to express your problems to your parents.




Is college the right choice for your son or daughter, at least at this moment? High school students may feel pressure to attend a four-year university right after senior year, even when they might not be ready. And rushing back to school shortly after an academic dismissal may only prompt a retread of the problems that led to them being dismissed originally.

Knowing that it’s OK to take a break from college, or to consider something different (like trade school, online learning, community college, or going to work) can prevent academic issues before they start. Parents can guide their children through making this difficult choice.




Most of all, map out and set goals, both short- and long-term. It could be to reach a minimum grade level or GPA next semester.

Another goal could be to become a better note taker, or to devote more time to studying and researching. Another could be to arrange frequent meetings with a professor, advisor or tutor to ensure students are succeeding.

Whatever they may be, setting realistic, achievable goals can make success toward graduation a reality.

If you’re about to send your child off to college, here’s the ultimate checklist of what they’ll need.

This article originally appeared on Policygenius and syndicated by MediaFeed.org.




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