10 Jobs That Will Take You on Wild Adventures


Adventure Guide

White-water rafting in Colorado Ben Blankenburg/ThinkStock
White-water rafting in Colorado Ben Blankenburg/ThinkStock

If you're looking for an adventure job, this one has "adventure" right in the job description. An adventure guide has the opportunity to enjoy the rush of adrenaline every day, and the bonus of introducing it to new people. No matter where you live, there's probably somewhere (usually a national park area) that has an adventure component. You need to be an expert in your chosen activity and typically need a license to ensure you and your customers' safety [source: Career Planet].

Adventure tour guides lead tourists and adrenaline-seekers on activities like kayaking, white-water rafting, skydiving, horseback riding, zip lining, scuba diving or snorkeling, fishing and even shark diving. As you can see, depending on the area in which you live and your interests, the possibilities are almost endless. As an adventure guide, you need to be friendly, informative, helpful, calm and — most important — trained in first aid and emergency situations.