Five Dream Jobs for Open Air Lovers


1. Work for a National Park

Working at a National Park will not only provide you a beautiful office, but also meaningful fulfillment in preserving culture, history, and nature. There are currently 417 national park sites in the United States, encompassing more than 84 million acres of precious resources. Job opportunities in a National Park are wide ranging, from tour guides to preservation advocacy.

Average Salary: $57,000

2. Landscape Architect

Designing the outdoor space people live and work in is an incredibly rewarding and creative career. If you have an eye for design and enjoy spending time outside, landscaping could be a perfect fit for you. Everywhere you look, whether outside a small business or on a large college campus, there is a landscape architect behind the design. Most states require that you pass the Landscape Architect Registration Examination. Once accredited, you can start your own landscape design company. In fact, 1 in 5 landscape architects are self-employed!

Average Salary: $70,000

3. Resort Hospitality

Working in paradise is hardly working. Whether that means a ski resort in Aspen, or a luxury beach resort in the Bahamas is completely up to you. Being in the service and hospitality industry means putting others first and trying to anticipate needs before they are requested. There are many opportunities, including property management and culinary services. Luxury resorts look to hire friendly, motivated individuals with superior communication skills. Entry-level experience in the food and service industry is a plus!

Average Salary: $50,000

4. Fishing Guide

Turn one of America’s favorite relaxing pastimes into a lucrative career! U.S. tourism has a strong appetite for learning how to fish while on vacation. If you are passionate and knowledgable on fishing practices, that’s about all you need to be a professional guide at hotspots across the country. You could choose to either work for a recreation company, or own your own business. Use social media to advertise the fun your customers have catching the biggest fish!

Average Salary: $55,000

5. Construction Project Manager

There is never a dull day for a construction project manager. In addition to managing multiple projects, you will also need to have an understanding of all construction trades. In this growing industry (expected to grow 17% by 2020), experience and networking are crucial. Your salary depends largely on your experience, along with the location and size of the project. It seems as though the need for quality project managers is never ending, with opportunities also in renovation, infrastructure repair, and even luxury home management.

Average Salary: $90,000


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