10 Careers for People Who Can't Sit Still



Keeping up with children is demanding. Careers in education offer physical and mental challenges that can be a winning combination for people who can't sit still. Caring for and educating children means constant supervision and hands-on interaction.

A typical day can run from early morning to mid-evening to accommodate the schedules of working parents, but there's nary a dull moment between play, lunch and learning. High-energy types may find a career as an elementary, middle or high school teacher fulfilling, as well. Jobs in teaching involve rigorous schedules, plus the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously while patiently providing structure and guidance to children along the path of discovery. As a teacher, you'll probably have the opportunity to take on additional responsibilities outside the classroom, like leading extracurricular activities or coaching. You may even choose to take part in continued training to become an education specialist or principal.

If you're not interested in a profession building the minds of kids, you may be excited about a different type of building project. Find out more on the next page.