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.


You don't have to be a Tyler Durden when it comes to off-hours work. There are plenty of opportunities for night owls on the job market, from baking bread to fighting crime.

Hemlines up or hemlines down? Platforms in and stilettos out? Fashion has plenty of people who predict trends, but every industry needs them. Is this the job for you?

Right now, in a lab somewhere, someone is testing a scent combination for the 491st time. If your chemistry background is sound and your nose superb, that person could be you someday.

Come aboard, your boss is expecting you. Before you think working on a cruise ship is an excellent way to see the world while working 9-to-5 and sipping free drinks on the Lido deck, read our guide.

Even though flying is no longer the glamorous activity it was in the '60s and '70s, people still flock to work as flight attendants. What's in it for them, beyond the free travel?

Working in your jammies doesn't mean you have to work from home. Maybe you could be a hotel tester, psychic or a professional cuddler! Here are 10 occupations where night attire is fine in or out of the house.

Travel writing seems like it could be a glamorous career — it certainly has a colorful past — but how do you become one? Learn more about this career and whether travel writers can make a living following their passion.

Cosmo Kramer made this gig famous, and it could be a pretty sweet deal for you, too, if you have some acting chops, a fondness for medicine and the urge to help people learn.

Have you ever thought "If only I could get paid for this," as you cruise around happily on a gorgeous summer day? Well, it's possible — but the reality is a lot different than the daydream.

The world is filled with an endless variety of weird and wonderful jobs that have never appeared on a career survey. Animal chiropractor for poodles (and other pets) is but one.

They’re the stuff of fairy tale and animation legend, and even faux documentaries. But some people make a living – and a lifestyle – as merfolk.

There are actually people who consider participating in clinical trials their career. Is it really that lucrative to be a human test subject?

Some jobs are fun. Some jobs pay well. But is it possible to make money doing a job that you truly love?

Typically, when we imagine our kids getting jobs, they're adults. For a few lucky toddlers, however, the workforce comes calling early. Who better to test toys and games than the kids who love them?

The medical field isn't all doctors and nurses. There's a wide range of occupations focused on health, and some of them need the talents of musicians and artists.

Get a gig as an astrobiologist and you might find yourself analyzing space-telescope images or data from a Mars-orbiting satellite as you sip your morning coffee. Pretty cool, huh?

Some people hand in a resignation letter, others just clear out their desks. But a few people make a more colorful exit, maybe incorporating a band, a video or even a decorated cake. Here's our list of the best resignations.

Our primary energy supply, fossil fuels, is even more unstable than some of us thought. Fossil fuels are finite and frighteningly subject to market, political and geological trends.

Work from your home, the coffee shop or the park. Learn more about how to find a telecommuting job.

If you enjoy animals and science you may want to learn how to become a vet. Learn about how to become a vet in this article.

If you like to keep up with the latest trends in fashion and enjoy dressing like you just stepped out of a magazine, becoming a wardrobe stylist may be the job for you. Read this article and find out how to become a wardrobe stylist.

You'd like to learn how to become a wildlife biologist and help preserve nature and the animals that live within it. Learn about how to become a wildlife biologist in this article.

You'd like to become an expert in understanding high definition TV, but don't know how to do it. In this article you will learn how to become and expert in understanding high definition TVs.

Learn how to become an insurance adjuster and join an industry that helps people in times of need. Learn about how to become an insurance adjuster in this article.

Become an x-ray technician and be involved in the healthcare industry. Learn how to become an x-ray technician in this article.