Some Good Jobs to Have
There are certainly some pages on good jobs in the other sections,
but the ones that don't fit there are listed below. What constitutes
a good job? Well, it is my judgment call for this website, but
my bias is towards those that are a little easier to get into
than others (no write-ups on how to become a theoretical physicist
here). Also, if a job does not pay well, I will still include
it if it provides an opportunity to advance to better positions
or if it is ideal for learning the ropes before starting your
own business in the same field.
Be sure to also check out the section on Fun
Jobs and Interesting Jobs, since they can be good ones to
have as well. And see the note at the bottom of this page if
you want to share you experiences with your own job.
The Good Jobs Pages
at a Brew Pub - What's different about working in a brew
Be a Home Theater Installer
- A good job for the technically inclined.
Be an Au Pair - If you don't mind
caring for children, this could be the job for you.
How to Become a Cardiologist
- What it takes to be one of the highest-paid doctors.
Be a School Nurse - Less hectic
than hospital work, and the demand is high.
How to Become a Laboratory
Scientist - Not too glamorous, but if you're curious...
How to Become a Cook - A
survival job; cooks can almost always find a position.
How to Be a Court Reporter
- Tedious and a serious responsibility, but the pay is decent.
How to Be an Aircraft Mechanic
- Good pay; a look at some related positions too.
Professional Tobacco Curing
- Decent pay for a job few people consider.
How to Become a Judge -
The three basic routes and how much you can make.
Become a Professional Buyer
- A decent profession if you know how to buy smart.
What Does a Probation Officer
Do? - And how much are they paid?
How to Become a Mediator
- Help resolve disputes and get paid really well.
Become an Electrical
Engineer - The work you'll be doing and how much you can
expect to be paid.
How to Be a Paralegal -
Do the work of a lawyer for half the pay or less? Well, there
are some advantages.
How to Become an Actuary
- A look at what the work is all about and what this position
How to Be a Loan Officer
- Do you have what it takes to be the front man (or woman) for
Working as a Computer
Support Specialist - What you'll need and what you might
make in this technical job.
Why Be a Police Officer?
- Decent pay and benefits and little danger if you get hired
in the right place.
How to Become a Physicist
- Not a bad job if you don't mind a lot of schooling.
What is a
Database Administrator? - And why you might want to be one.
How to Become a Fire
Fighter - If you are in good physical condition and don't
mind taking risks...
An Irrigation Business
- Jobs (and possibly businesses) in an industry that has some
Office Cleaning Jobs Aren't
so Bad - Especially when you use them as training for your
Fish and Wildlife Jobs
- How to get these great outdoor positions and how much they
Selling Insurance for a Living
- Do it right and you can collect residual income for years after
Be a Bookstore Clerk -
A nice job that can also be a way to train for your own book
Become a Coffee Shop Barista
- Another good job you can use as training for your future business.
How to Become a Reporter
- Some of the options and what you need to do to get started.
Prison Guard Jobs - A
look at the requirements and the pay you can expect for this
Concert Security Jobs
- Poorly paid, but you will get to see some great performances
How to be a Commercial
Pilot - If you like to fly and to travel, why not get paid
well to do both?
The Benefits of HAZMAT Jobs
- A look at some of the positions you might get.
Digging Water Wells - This
is a good job if you use it as training for your own business.
Working as a
Computer Security Professional - A legal way to use your
Working as a Roulette Dealer
- Why I liked this position more than dealing blackjack.
Post Office Jobs - The good news and the bad....
A Pharmacy Tech Job -
Perhaps one of the easier ways into the growing health care industry.
Bussing Tables - Not a great
job to have for long, but a way into other positions.
The Benefits of Pizza Delivery
Jobs - A look at what the job entails and how to make it
Become and Environmental
Engineer - Good jobs for good money.
Have You Had Some Good Jobs?
If you have a good job, I may want to interview you for the
People Making Money interview
section of this website. In particular I would love to hear from
anyone who currently has or has had unusual jobs, whether that
means skinning alligators or getting paid to count commercials,
or perhaps just working in a relatively unknown niche like inspecting
and certifying cage-free eggs.