I can hear the groans now. You may be thinking, “I don’t want to work at a spa touching people’s bare backs!”. Before you scroll down or go to another webpage, consider the versatility of a job as a massage therapist. First, you are a licensed health practitioner. This means you can work at a hospital with persons with muscular and neurological disorders as part of a healthcare team. Or you may work with persons suffering from sports injuries at a University or professional organization. Additionally, you can open your own practice from home or rent out a space. If you wish to treat patients from home, you can treat them at your place or theirs. I suggest, you search for a school that incorporates business classes into their curriculum if the latter is what you are interested in. If you wish to rent space from a holistic center, for example, the fee you charge your clients has to include the rental fee which can be as low at $20 in New York. The salary range, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics is anywhere between $18,000 to more than $70,000. Employment in this field is expected to grow at a faster rate than other occupations.
This is not just for science enthusiasts. You can work on collecting survey data regarding learning disabilities in rural vs. urban children or even on a focus group for the next best hot product in the market. Most research assistant jobs do not require a degree but will ask that you have your High school diploma or equivalent. This can be intellectually stimulating as well as though provoking. You can meet several interesting people out in the field and even bring your own, unique experiences to the project. For example, you may be working on a project about post traumatic stress disorder and you may have a background in the military. Your experience and input will be greatly welcomed. You may work at a Hospital, University or Community Center. Some data input will be required so you must be organized. Familiarity with Excel may also be important. The salary range is between $18,00 to $67,000 for social science research assistants.