Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? Chances are, your choice has changed throughout the years, and probably more than once. As real life sets in, our dream jobs kind of fall by the wayside. Our interests may change, life events can steer us away, other people might influence our decision, and there’s a whole slew of other possible reasons for changing our minds when it comes to our career.
With that being said, there are some things that don’t change. Specifically, certain interests that men tend to have. When you think of what a typical straight man likes to do, what comes to mind?
Disclaimer: We’re talking stereotypes here, there’s nothing wrong with stereotypes (they emerge for a reason) and yes, there are always exceptions, but that’s not what we’re focusing on. So all of you more sensitive folk, there’s no need to be offended by a ‘stereotype’, this isn’t about you.Also, please remember this article is for entertainment purposes and you still need to properly think about your career choices before pursuing them.
Now, where were we? Right, things men like. These often include, but are not limited to, almost anything that has to do with: women, cars, guns, games, violence, explosions, the outdoors, etc. Now imagine being able to channel one of these interests into a paying job. If that isn’t a dream, what is? How about we get those professional juices flowing and give you gentlemen something to work for? Here’s a list of jobs every man would dream of having. Whether short-term or long-term, these are sure to please!
The fireman, though common, is a classic and deserves recognition. The honor associated to the type of work these men do is a given, so let’s skip to the fun part. Remember that ‘women love uniforms’ thing? Well, this is a big one. Whether you’re just holding your helmet, or walking around in those yellow pants (and don’t forget the suspenders, and you can’t wear a shirt… because that’s how fantasies work) you’ll be the object of any female’s attention that’s in your proximity. That’s all for this one; women love firemen and that’s that.
This one’s an obvious choice; models, models everywhere. Bikini models, lingerie models, surely any kind of model will do, and your job is to place them as you wish and photograph them. Could it get any better than that? Of course, you have to actually be a good photographer, and *ahem* control yourself, but once you’re master of your domain, you’re set!
It’s become common knowledge that women love a man in uniform (and if it isn’t common knowledge for you, then you need to come out from under your rock). What better way to grab her attention than with a pilot’s uniform? Aside from the fact that everyone respects a pilot, he also has final say as to who flies or not, he has great travel benefits, meets plenty of new people (or women, whatever), and, of course, he gets to fly a plane. There shouldn’t be much convincing here.
This one might be a little harder to attain, but the pay off is well worth it. First off, you’re your own boss. There are countless benefits with this one. For example, you do what you want. You make your own schedule, and everything you do is on your own terms. Sure, you need to be able to handle the pressure, but if that’s no problem for you, then go for it! Don’t forget that everyone will respect you for having taken the risk of starting up your own business. Then, if it picks up, you get bragging rights, and you no longer need to explain to your parents what you’re going to do with your life.
8. Brew Master
This is a job for the Homer Simpsons of the world. Provided you can refrain from drinking on the job, you’ll never be bored with this one. Then again, if you’re drinking on the job, you probably won’t be bored either. You can turn the job into ‘brew taster’ and voilà, justification at its best! Carrying on, the appeal of this job is self-explanatory; men love beer (and beer loves you). The best part: rarely do you need any formal education to be able to fill this position; experience is your friend with this one.
7. Paintball Marshal
Most men would look for any excuse to shoot a gun (within legal limitations, of course). Whether it’s through his TV set while playing a video game, at the shooting range, or while playing a game of paintball, there’s a definite thrill associated with shooting a gun, and men absolutely love it. Who could blame them? A man needs to be rugged and powerful, and what better way to boost his ego than to let him get dirty while shooting a gun– and get paid while doing it? Not to mention how much fun the game actually is, especially when it’s set outside on a good terrain. It is for this simple reason that being a paintball marshal is on this list.
Ah, the soldier. His job perks are very close to the fireman’s. Actually, they’re exactly the same. He has an honourable role, and everyone thanks him for it. With that being said, there’s nothing hotter than a man in camo and dog tags. Whether you’re part of the marines, the air force, or special ops, as long as there’s some kind of military involvement, women will flock to you.
5. Dog Trainer
This is an odd one, but after giving it some thought, you’ll see the reasoning behind it is clear. Firstly, you have to be a dog lover (duh), and do your homework on how to train them. Once you can prove your credibility, you can start building your reputation. Next comes the fun part; everyone knows that dogs are ‘chick magnets’ (babies too, but you can’t get a hold of those as easily). If you ever had trouble making conversation with girls, or even approaching them for that matter, your problems are solved. Basically, the dogs do the ‘woo-ing’ for you; the initial ‘woo’ at least– the rest is still on you, big guy.
4. Motoring Journalist
This one’s for all of those writers out there who don’t know what to write about, and who also love cars, or any kind of ‘motor’ in general. What you’ll have to do is test drive different cars and bikes and then write up opinion reports and reviews. Now, if you’re good, imagine writing for a luxury car company? Take Jeremy Clarkson, for example. He’s what many would call a successful motoring journalist. He gets offers to review cars like Ford or Honda, but also Lotus, Mercedes, Lamborghini, and Aston Martin. Did we mention these are all cars he’s owned? Not too shabby, eh?
3. Video Game Developer
Many can agree that the gaming world isn’t what it used to be. Twenty or so years ago, our parents probably would have disowned us had we said we wanted to work in the video game industry. Now, however, one can make a very decent living working with video games. After all, we live in the age of electronics, and gaming commands a rather large chunk of this industry. You can start off as a tester, which is, arguably, one of the best part-time jobs a young man could ask for, and then work your way up to developer, and so on. There, your career life is all planned out. Enjoy.
2. Demolition Expert
From fireworks, to action movies, to video games, to questionable backyard experiments, boys love to blow things up. What more could you ask for than a job that actually pays you, and wants you, to blow stuff up? Obviously, there’s a certain level of skill required to complete the task safely and within industry regulations (this is real life, after all), but hey, that’s a small price to pay for having such a cool job. Not only do you get to experience a thrill most people only see in virtual reality, but you also get to take out your anger at work, and it’s allowed! You’re basically getting paid to live out an action movie, all the while satisfying any therapeutic needs you may have. That’s a pretty sweet deal.
1. Yoga Instructor
You need to be careful with this one, there’s a fine line between being suave, and being a pervert. Let’s just assume your parents taught you proper values and you aren’t a creeper. This job is all around great. Not only do you stay in touch with your spiritual self and stay healthy, but also, yoga pants! To add to the awesomeness of this job is how surprisingly easy it is to certify yourself as an official “yogi”. Although, a yogi is usually a tad more involved in meditation than a regular yoga instructor, but while you’re at it, why not? It’s fun to say, and makes for a great icebreaker. She’ll be so intrigued that passing up the chance to talk about it is out of the question.