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Are you bored of the same old job search that doesn’t seem to return anything interesting?

You’ve seen the same handful of local jobs pop up time and time again. And you’re not feeling inspired to apply for any positions. Well, good news for you, brand new jobs are being created each and every day.

Here are six incredibly unique career paths that might get your gears turning. 

1. Forensic Nursing

Have you ever wondered what goes into solving a crime?

Besides police work and specifically targeted evidence analysis, there are other big players behind the scenes.

Forensic nurses are trained to notice intentional crimes such as physical and sexual assault, child neglect, and domestic abuse. They are even trained to notice signs of psychological harm as well.

A healthcare professional’s career path is to assess the needs of these patients quickly and collect evidence that police can use to solve the crime quickly and efficiently. They are essentially the first stop for data and evidence collection. Forensic nurses can help solve crimes faster and more accurately.

2. Hypnotherapist

Hypnotherapists specifically use horses to treat patients with both physical ailments and psychological ones. Hippo comes from the Greek word “hippos,” meaning horse.

Hippotherapy is often used to treat children with spinal postural issues and delayed motor function. In addition, children with speech issues can also benefit from such therapy. Learning to ride, guide, and care for a horse takes dedication in many areas.

Forming a bond with the animal allows the child to explore their underdeveloped skills. But in a friendly and fun way that doesn’t feel pressured. People of all ages can benefit from hippotherapy. But the main aspect of hippotherapy focuses on the advancement of children.

3. Food Scientist

Food scientists are not only responsible for creating new, interesting, and unique foods. But they are also the geniuses who make our food better. They test foods, and all the ingredients within them, in order to create a tastier and overall safer treat.

Food scientists work diligently to find the perfect preservatives and additives when they are absolutely necessary for creation. They are constantly working to find better, safer, and healthier versions of additives that are already on the market.

All in all, they play a big part in what tasty treats you see on your self at your local supermarket.

4. Ethical Hacker

Companies that maintain extensive technical systems will often hire “hackers” to protect their sensitive data. These hackers are hired for the specific job of trying to break through a company’s data protection.

Their goal is to find areas of a website, software, or another computer program that may have weaknesses. If the weaknesses are not found, there’s a chance that a real hacker could come around and exploit it in order to find sensitive information.

Ethical hackers find these weaknesses and work with IT teams to create a stronger system that can withstand even the most skilled hackers. 

5. Robotics Engineer

If you want to be apart of a groundbreaking team that helps to make discoveries in a myriad of different fields, then robotic engineering might be for you.

Robotics engineers are at the forefront of creating exciting new machines that can help us do things we never dreamed of. For example, engineers have been perfecting precise machines that help doctors with surgeries, which can help eliminate human error in many procedures.

Separately, other engineers choose to work on projects that help us explore the deep, dark ocean.

One such project is an aquatic robotic “fish” that can withstand much more pressure than a human ever could. It’s outfitted with an extremely sensitive camera to capture creatures we’ve never laid eyes on.

This type of work and everything in between can benefit from progress in robotic engineering.

6. Fragrance Chemist 

Have you ever wondered exactly what goes into the making of perfumes, lotions, and other body products and cosmetics? Who chooses the scents and how do they know that certain scents will work well together? Well, believe it or not, there’s usually a chemist working hard behind the scenes of it all.

Fragrance chemists not only have a deep understanding of individual fragrances and their scent properties but also the ingredients on a chemical level. They know what kind of a reaction two fragrances might have when combined, which is integral to the safety of cosmetic products as well.

Hopefully, one of these positions reached out to you and gave you some ideas about your future employment. If not, let these suggestions inspire you to a branch off in a related category.

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to creative career paths. Do some research on a free job posting site in one of these fields, really dive in and see what type of career path truly speaks to you!  

Written By
Trisha Miller is a writer from Boise, ID. She is a dedicated vegan, an avid gamer, cat lover, and amateur SFX artist. You can find her on Twitter or check out her blog ThatDangVegan.

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