Careers

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.


Research shows that being unemployed has negative health effects, but having a bad job can cause stress that's detrimental to well-being.

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?

Dreams really can come true, gamers.

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

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?

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?

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Want to make money playing video games? Or earn a living eating food or wearing shoes? It's possible if you become a product tester. Check out these 10 cool product tester jobs.

Tired of your current job and thirsty for a new challenge? Well, whet your palate because you have so many options to choose from.

Spend all of your time at a 9-to-5 job dreaming of adventure? Then maybe it's time you start checking out our list of 10 jobs that will get you out of the office and into something unforgettable.

You could be paid to eat or shop. Sound too good to be true? Find out which jobs let you have your cake and eat it too.

Whether you're an Air Force pilot or a civilian hobbyist, if you're a drone pilot, you're on the verge of having a whole new world of career options available — if only the Federal Aviation Administration would figure out some rules.

Although unmanned aerial vehicles (aka drones) were originally developed for military use, civilians have found hundreds of uses for them – leading to creation of jobs that never existed before. Fancy being a drone farmer?

Video game writers give voices to video game characters. Breaking into the world of game design isn't easy, but a dream gig could be yours if you put in the effort.

Want to tinker with toys all day and get paid for the privilege? Read on to learn how to make it as a toy tester!

Can you really get paid to shop till you drop? Yup — and you may not even have to quit your day job.

Want to see the world but feel like you can't afford it? As a travel writer, you'll get paid to take readers along as you journey across the globe. Read on to learn how to make your way in this highly coveted field.

Can you really earn money and score free treatments as a spa reviewer? Plenty of people do, and some have found ways to do it full time.

As our lives, work and entertainment all become digitally interconnected, new needs and opportunities arise. How will our technologically amped world impact job listings?

Plenty of people make a living through content creation. Is it really as simple as uploading videos and picking up a paycheck?

Want to be the first to strap yourself into the hottest coasters and thrill rides? It's not all fun and games. In fact, it can be downright risky and dangerous being the first riders.