They say that it's better to have a job that you enjoy doing rather than having a job you don't enjoy that pays more. With that in mind, here are some of the most exciting careers that rarely have a routine day and almost always offer something new on a daily basis:
Job Description: The main focus of firefighters is to protect citizens within their city limits. Firefighters primary responsibilities are to extinguish fires (whether they be in buildings, homes, or forests) and aid in 911 responses to injured victims. Firefighters are also widely known for their bravery in rescuing people trapped in burning buildings, and must always be on alert 24/7 since natural disasters can strike at any time. [Tips on how to become a firefighter]
Education Requirements: High school diploma, although it helps to have taken college courses in fire science and be EMT certified.
Salary: $30,000 - $95,000, depending on location, experience, and years put in.
2) Police Officer
Job Description: The main focus of police officers is to serve and protect the citizens located within their jurisdictions. Police officers are tasked with enforcing the law, preserving the peace, apprehending criminals & making arrests, patrolling neighborhoods, responding to accidents, giving helpful information, protecting/escorting diplomats, assisting crime scene investigations, etc. Within most police departments are dozens of different job types and that makes for a great, exciting career with lots of potential. [Tips on how to become a police officer]
Education Requirements: Most police departments require some college credit, generally around 40-60 units, but prefer 4 year degrees in most fields.
Salary: $35,000 - $110,000, depending on location, experience, and skills.
3) Wildlife Biologist
Job Description: Research and interact with certain aspects of nature, usually animals and living organisms. Some wildlife experts focus their studies specifically on certain animals and interact with them while monitoring behavior. In some cases wildlife experts will do crazy things like handle dangerous animals, such as snakes, crocodiles, sharks, etc, and they never quite know what to expect in doing so. Many people recall the late Steve Irwin and how incredible his day to day job was with handling all different kinds of animals.
Education Requirements: 4-6 year degree, usually in the field of biology with courses in zoology.
Salary: $40,000 - $110,000, depending on educational degree and experience.
4) FBI Agent
Job Description: Investigate federal crimes and apprehend escaped criminals, generally the most wanted ones (such as Osama Bin Laden). FBI agents usually focus on crimes such as kidnapping, extortion, espionage, bank robbery, fraud, and sabotage. To carry out their jobs, they talk to witnesses, observe the activities of their suspects, do research, and participate in raids.
Education Requirements: 4 year degree in accounting, law, language, & computer engineering. Prefer experience with some kind of law enforcement agency as well as knowing a 2nd or 3rd language.
Salary: $45,000 - $150,000, depending on time, experience, and skills.
5) CIA Agent
Job Description: The CIA is in charge of collecting intelligence information around the world in the interest of the United States' security. CIA agents are stationed in many different countries and their primary objectives are to prevent things like terrorism, cyber crimes, foreign attacks, etc. The CIA, similar to the Secret Service, is also responsible for keeping the U.S. President safe, as well as other foreign diplomats.
Education Requirements: 4 year degree, preferably in international relations, economics, math, & science. Learning a foreign language is a major plus.
Salary: $50,000 - $150,000, depending on time experience, and skills.