by Alicia Ballard
So you’ve just graduated college, now what’s the next step? You’ll have to start looking for a job, here we will look at a few interesting and exciting jobs to take right out of college!
- Teaching Assistant (as seen in the Harry Potter series by J K Rowling)
Most Teaching Assistants need only some or no college. This is an ideal option for those looking to become teachers and are in need of precious experience. It would get you in the classroom environment and get a feel for how it works. For those that choose this option without plans of having a teaching career, it can teach you to juggle responsibility, handle stress, and deal with people. (Bonus points if it’s at a school for magic)
- Chauffeur (as seen in NOS4A2 by Joe Hill)
For most states, all you need to become a Chauffeur is a driver’s license and a chauffeur license (which might cost $35 to obtain). If you are good with people, have a natural sense of direction, and good driving skills this may be a good option for you. Just don’t supernaturally possess your car and use it to kidnap people.
- Author (as seen in Misery by Stephen king)
For the more creative types, becoming an author may be your dream job or ultimate goal. As you are writing your novel, there are a few things you can do to make some cash on the side. You can sell your short stories to magazines, sell your articles to online blogs, write textbooks, etc.! The options are endless when you have a true passion for the written word.
- Librarian’s Assistant (as seen in The Sandman Comics by Neil Gaiman)
If you are passionate about books or knowledge, you might want to consider a career in Library Science! If you are working toward you Masters in Library Science degree (MLS) you can work as an entry level employee to gain experience and test the waters of your desired field. If you are walking down a different career path, the Library can teach you valuable lessons on time management and organization.
There are plenty of non-traditional jobs that require little to no college. Finding a position in your field, even if it is very obscure, can help gain precious experience. If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.