Getting asked “what do you want to be?” or “what’s your career plan?”, can not only be pretty annoying, but it can also be really daunting! How can you know what you want to be for the rest of your life? As Baz Luhrmann told us, “Don't feel guilty if you don't know what to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.” Don’t panic about not having a career path in mind or a 5-year plan – you don’t need to have one to be successful!

If you’re currently at a loss with what to do with your life, and don’t like the sound of being an accountant, a nurse, or a fireman, here's a helping hand, and some interesting, weird and wonderful alternative jobs you may want to consider.

Medical photographer

Have you seen those quite gross, but actually incredibly interesting images of people’s internal organs or skin diseases? Well someone has to take those pictures, and that some could be you! The NHS employs its own medical photographers – not one to consider if you faint at the sight of blood though!

Foster carer

Are you good with children, an empathetic person, and want to make a difference in your life? Private fostering agency workers are always looking to recruit new foster carers that can make a difference in young people’s lives. Not only is it a meaningful career path, many people don’t realise it can be quite lucrative financially as well as being rewarding from a parental point of view.

Wardrobe assistant

Think of the costumes the people wear on television programmes like ‘Dancing with the Stars’ or ‘Skating on Ice’. Well, it’s the job of wardrobe assistants help to plan, make, find and fit costumes for the TV, theatre and any of the performance arts. If you love clothes and are a creative person, this is one for you!

Procurement officer

Are you a self-confessed bargain hunter? Maybe you’re one of those people who loves getting the best price and the highest quality item. We all know someone that will search high and low for the right deal. Well, did you know that you can actually get paid for doing it? A procurement officer's job is to source and buy in products and services for anything and everything.

Community development worker

Do you love your local community? Do you often think of ways it could be improved or changes you’d love to see? Well someone may actually pay you for those ideas. You could help to create a better community spirit and a thriving local community by getting a job as a community development worker!

What do you think of these alternative careers? Have any other uncommon careers that you’ve considered? Comment below and let us know!

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