Looking for a new career? Consider these seven hidden gems
I don't know about impressing friends,Jobs that impress strangers and make your parents giddy with pride may not be the best for you. Whether you're starting out or changing careers, lesser-known alternative careers may offer lower pressure, better hours and greater personal satisfaction. Here's a look at seven hidden-gem careers:
If architecture is your passion but you want an under-the-radar career:
Urban planners look at the bigger picture of land use and growth of urban and suburban areas. Local governments employ most urban planners. A career change from architecture is not simple: You'll need a master's degree from an accredited program in urban or regional planning or a related field, such as urban design, environmental planning or geography. The median urban planner salary was nearly $62,000 in 2009, according to the BLS.
Parent pride is that I am employed w/ benefits.
For me it was not an alternative but selected choice.
With a Masters and after 18 yr still make less than the median.
Are we still under the radar ?