August 30, 2014

20 Jobs That Are Better Than Yours

Do you enjoy your job? What could make it better? Higher pay? More flexibility? Time outside? Better perks? Ability to Travel? Take a minute and make a mental list of how your job could be improved.

Everyone has their own definition of the perfect job. No matter what you do, there are always jobs that are better than yours. Can you think of a few jobs that you’d rather have?

Every job has its pros and cons. It’s hard to say that one job is better than another because it’s different for every person. Many people value a job that offers a big check, great benefits, or a flexible schedule. But there are many other factors to consider.

The best way to define the perfect job is think about what you do in your free time. Then figure out how you can get paid to do that. When going to work feels the same as going to play – those are the jobs that are better than yours.

We brainstormed our minds and scoured our extensive resources of industry guides. These are the cool jobs that are better than yours in our opinion:

  1. Travel Photographer
  2. User Experience Designer
  3. Blogger
  4. Graphic Designer
  5. Nurse Practitioner
  6. Grant Writer
  7. Ethical Hacker
  8. Ski Patroller
  9. Park Ranger
  10. Software Developer
  11. Voice Actor
  12. Model
  13. Helicopter Pilot
  14. Hunting Guide
  15. Mixologist
  16. Life Coach
  17. Web Designer
  18. Curriculum Developer
  19. Sports Agent
  20. Fishing Guide

Can you think of other jobs that are better than yours? There are so many cool jobs out there that are fun, exciting, and don’t feel like “work.” Take a minute and add a comment to this blog post if you can think of jobs that are better than yours.

We found one awesome infographic from CollegeAtlas.org that focuses on 24 Jobs That Are Better Than Yours. While our approach to jobs that are better than yours bring in many factors like quality of life, location, and pay, their determining factors for what makes a job great are pay and demand – both very important factors. It’s worth a peek to see which jobs made their list.

You should have a personal goal to find your dream job. It’s up to you to be in the best job for you. If you’re successful in this mission, there shouldn’t be jobs that are better than yours. You’ll be the happiest person around because you’ll be doing what you love. Now that’s what’s really important.

Learn more about cool jobs on JobMonkey or start your cool job search on the Job Board. Good luck!

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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