‘Niche Careers’ Posts

Niche Careers: Paralegal

Niche Careers: Paralegal

You’ve probably seen preppy, slick lawyers argue their cases before judges and juries alike, either on TV or in real life. Sometimes they can seem quite impressive, knowing a great deal about their clients, opponents, and the law. But did you know those same lawyers often need help? That’s where paralegals, also referred to as ...

Niche Careers: Food Scientist

Niche Careers: Food Scientist

Have you ever torn open a bag of Cappuccino-flavored Lays and wondered how they make potatoes taste like coffee? Or maybe you were “that kid” who made weird concoctions with leftovers in the lunchroom. If Remy from Ratatouille is your spirit animal, you should consider a career in food science. What is food science? Food ...

Niche Careers: Editing

Niche Careers: Editing

When people think of the publishing industry, they usually think of the writers involved in creating content. Seldom do they consider the behind-the-scenes action that goes into what we read. Whether you read magazine articles, online posts, academic journals, or books, it’s important to be aware that all of that content has been edited by ...

Niche Careers: Life Coach

Niche Careers: Life Coach

Have you ever stopped along the street to help a stranger or offered advice to a friend in need? Whoever you helped probably appreciated it, and you likely felt really good about your actions as well. What I’ve just described is what life coaches do each and every day—help other people help themselves. If offering ...

Niche Careers: Bounty Hunter

Niche Careers: Bounty Hunter

In the Old West, when sheriffs didn’t have the time and resources to hunt down fugitives, they would place posters around town encouraging individuals to bring them wanted criminals (dead or alive) for a monetary reward, or a bounty. This is the origin of the term “bounty hunter.” Bounty hunters still exist today, but have ...

Niche Careers: Promotional Model

Niche Careers: Promotional Model

Many young women dream about being a princess or a model at some point in their lives–that is, until the world teaches them to have more realistic goals. While I can’t help anyone on the princess front, becoming a model and getting paid for it might not be as difficult as you think. Modeling comes ...

Niche Careers: International Educator

Niche Careers: International Educator

It has been about seven months since I decided to leave the only life I’d ever known in the US to move to South Korea to teach English. The reason for my move was part practical and part whimsical. On one hand, I wanted to get teaching experience in order to decide if it could ...

Niche Careers: Beekeeping

Niche Careers: Beekeeping

My little sister’s absolute favorite movie is The Bee Movie. Whether it’s the bee puns, the talking insects or the not-so-subtle message about the importance of the balance between nature and the overwhelming selfishness of humans, she never gets tired of it. In the movie, bees are either in a hive in nature or smoked ...