There are dangerous jobs, such as roofers, fishermen, and farmers. There are boring jobs, such as data entry clerks, dishwashers, and custom paint mixers at the hardware store. But what about healthy jobs? There are many jobs that give you mental, physical, and emotional peace and balance so your life doesn’t suffer. Consider these specialties if you’re looking for that healthy balance that doesn’t stress you out.
There’s an old saying that goes “If your feet hurt, your whole body hurts,” and anyone who’s stuck on their feet all day or in pain for other reasons will welcome a visit to the podiatrist. These specialists operate in a low-stress environment and help people feel better. Also, they do not have to deal with life-and-death situations like many of their medical counterparts (like internists and oncologists) do.
As with podiatrists, optometrists don’t have to deal with life-or-death patients or situations, which makes it less stressful than other occupations. Optometrists also work in relatively quiet surroundings, which helps the mind and body to relax.
Landscapers and gardeners not only get the chance to work outdoors in a safe environment, but they also have clients who are happy to see them because they work to beautify the client’s surroundings. The work is physical, which means you probably don’t have to join a gym, and working in nature has meditative effects.