Before graduating high school, most of the time you’ll be called to the guidance counselor’s office to discuss what you wanted to do in the future. Of course, this is to prepare you for when you go to college. Over the years, it’s become somehow very typical to choose professions like engineer, teacher or doctor. But if that’s not what you want, then you can certainly research and find things that interest you and take it from there. Maybe even go for the careers people didn’t even know are real. Here’s four of them below.


There is a high chance that you’ve never even heard of this career until now, but you should know that this is a vital occupation in the eye industry. When people suffer from eye diseases, injuries and other trauma that results in the loss of either or both eyes, an ocularist is called to care and fit them with synthetic eyes. Becoming one takes a lot of effort and time as you need to complete training and an apprenticeship program for five years.

Water Slide Tester

Yes, you read that right. Some people actually get paid to test waterslides. When an amusement park, hotel or an establishment opens a waterslide section, they would need specific people to perform quality checks for them to ensure that it is safe to use and what other improvements need to be done to make the experience more fun. This career is very limited and is highly competitive. Because who would turn down a job testing slides, right?


If you think medical technicians are the only people doing everything behind closed doors of the laboratory, think again. A phlebotomist is responsible for handling blood related tests such as drawing blood, performing blood transfusions and conducting research and analysis on blood samples. Obviously, this job isn’t for someone that has a weak stomach for blood but is a really great career option otherwise.


Ever wonder who’s responsible for drawing up places on a map? Well, it’s the job of a cartographer. Before the digital age, people used to explore the world and make maps of undiscovered land. Not only do you get to go out and see the world, but you also get to contribute to the whole makeup of the map that people use. However, since technology has taken over almost everything today, there will no longer be a need to travel the world. Don’t lose hope though, there are still some great cartography jobs available and they’re a low-stress job too!

Whatever you decide, it all comes down to choosing what you want and not what others want for you. It may not come to you right away, so if you can, talk to friends and family. They should be able to enlighten you and guide you to a profession you would be happy with.