10 Careers for People Who Can't Sit Still


Military and Law Enforcement

If you're serving in the military or law enforcement, you have to be prepared for anything, which is why the restless can find careers in either field fulfilling. Crime, war and disaster require someone who can bring a sense of order. During emergency calls, police officers race to the scene of emergencies as first responders. In wars, military personnel may be on the front lines of battle, operating heavy artillery, parachuting from airplanes or helicopters, or caring for sick and wounded soldiers.

Even during peacetime, members of the military or police have plenty to do just to stay prepared. There's physical training like running, swimming and calisthenics, as well as classroom training. Depending on your job, you may need to inspect land, buildings, property or people. You may also participate in maintaining vehicles and equipment. Then there's the community education and outreach like the air shows put on by the United States Air Force Blue Angels. Police officers take part in meetings with citizens and community leaders, and regularly testify at trials.

Speaking of medics, you don't have to be in the military or law enforcement to enjoy a fast-moving career in health care.