Does the idea of working in an office every day make you cringe? Do you prefer being out and about for the bulk of your workday? Maybe you have an affinity for nature or love working with your hands. Well, these top jobs are a perfect fit for you, and they’re in demand to boot:
Design: Big-picture thinkers can enjoy the fresh air while designing gardens, green spaces and whole city blocks as a landscape architect or urban planner. With growing populations and increasing need for sustainable designs like green roofs and eco-friendly neighborhoods, these two careers are expected to expand 16 percent by 2020.
Sports: Just because you (like 99.99 percent of the rest of the world) aren’t an Olympic-level athlete, that doesn’t mean a career on the field is out of reach.
For example, athletic trainers work to prevent injuries during sports practice and help pro athletes heal when they’re in pain—and demand for this career is growing at a rapid 30 percent. Or, if you’re happiest on the pitch, consider creating the perfect playing field as a sports turf manager (job growth is at 20 percent). Gigs like these will keep you close to the game and out of the office.