Active Careers: 4 Job Choices That Don't Make You Sit Behind a Desk

If there’s one truth about being an office worker, it’s that sitting behind a desk all day while you complete your work isn’t exactly an exciting endeavor. While such a position can come with its benefits, it’s not a lifestyle befitting everyone. Certain people are much more active and don’t want to be trapped behind a desk to make money. As a student approaching graduation, here are 4 potential career tracks to keep in mind if you don't want to be stuck behind a desk.


While farmers are not thought in regards to the upper echelon of the elite, it’s certainly a respectable job that is required for the basic functioning of society. Without farmers, we would not have a food supply. Farmers don’t get many vacation days. However, they certainly don’t have to spend much time sitting behind a desk. If you like working with your hands, living a country lifestyle and being outside, this is perhaps the perfect job for you.

Physical Therapist

Other individuals that don’t like desk work enjoy working with people. Helping people is very important to them. Thankfully, there are positions other than that of a doctor or nurse you can pursue as a full time career. This includes becoming a physical therapist. Physical therapists help people such as the disabled or the recently injured work through rehabilitation programs to regain normal movement and strength so they can function normally.


Others love animals. If that is the case for you, you should consider entering veterinary school to become a licensed veterinarian. You’ll work with animals every single day, and every day will present new and exciting challenges. It certainly won’t be boring, and you’ll be well paid for helping to improve the lives of animals.

Professional Mover

Some people pride their selves on their strength. They lift both as a hobby and to improve their physical fitness. Such people may want a career that actually utilizes their physical strength. If that is the case for you, you might want to become a professional mover with a company like Klose's Removals Pty Ltd or someone similar. You will be paid well to lift and carry things on a daily basis. It’s not a job for the weak, and it’s certainly not a job for an office drone.

While plenty of people spend their working days behind a desk, that lifestyle isn’t for everyone. Thankfully, there are plenty of alternatives for you to choose from for careers that don’t require much or any desk work. Many of them pay very well and can allow you to pursue your true passions. Consider your options.

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