Whether you love or hate your job, you probably spend a good amount of time contemplating what's next. The Career Channel helps you explore the world of work and learn about your employment options.

How to become a plastic surgeon

You'd like to become a plastic surgeon, but don't know what training is necessary. Learn about how to become a plastic surgeon in this article.

Should 40-somethings Only Work 20-something Hours?

A study shows that brain performance lowers in older workers once they pass 25 hours per week. But does that mean they should cut back?

How Professional Gaming Works

Dreams really can come true, gamers.

Diving for Golf Balls Is a Real Job

Like diving? Like golf? Not afraid of alligators? This could be your dream job.

10 Fields Where the Glass Ceiling Isn't Even Cracked

Women in America have come a long way, baby, in certain occupations. But there are others where they are barely represented. Which ones are they — and why?

10 Job Titles That Have Been Around for 2,000 Years

Some jobs are so critical to everyday life that they've never gone out of style. Whether it's the first or the 21st century, you can find a baker, a soldier and a judge. Which job titles have been around for 2,000 years?

6 Careers With Great Benefits

A good salary and benefits package aren't the only attractive things that keep you on the job. A few good perks can make a difference, too.

10 Extinct Job Titles

Time was when there were plenty of jobs for ice cutters and court jesters and crossing sweepers. What happened to these extinct jobs?

Does the video game industry really lack career stability?

A career playing video games? Sounds like a little slice of heaven, doesn't it? Well, maybe for some, but it's in an industry not exactly known for low-pressure environments and job stability.

10 Careers Where You Can Eat for a Living

You love to eat, and you need to money to live. Doing the former to make the latter seems like an unachievable dream, right? Not necessarily! Here are 10 potential paths to fulfillment.

Does winning a reality competition really help your career?

You've tried lots of ways to give your career a boost: becoming best friends with the boss, grabbing all the attention at meetings, taking credit for others' ideas. Have you thought about appearing on a reality competition? It couldn't hurt.