Careers That Offer You the Freedom and Flexibility That a Desk Job Doesn't

An office job isn’t for everyone. You may be looking for a career that will provide you with enough income to support your family but that won't require you to be stuck behind a desk every single day. Fortunately, there are plenty of different jobs available. Here are four careers that will offer you the freedom and flexibility that a desk job doesn’t.

Substitute Teacher

This is a great job for those that love kids and want to have the ability to pass on their knowledge to them. Though it’s not quite as reliable as a traditional teaching job, school districts are always in need of substitute teachers, so you likely won’t have to worry about being out of work. This career will give you the ability to work whenever you want to.

CDL Truck Driver Positions

If you are looking for a way to see the country, you may find that CDL truck driver positions are a good option for you. You can get a CDL (or commercial driver's license) with just a little bit of training, and you will be able to enjoy job stability and a generous paycheck. This type of job is best suited for those that like to drive and don’t mind being by themselves for long stretches of time.


This is the perfect job for those that are creative and are able to see the beauty in even the smallest of things. Most photographers work for themselves, and they enjoy taking a wide variety of different pictures. They can take photos at a variety of different events including weddings, graduations, and recitals. While there are classes available to learn about photography, you will find that many photographers learn how to take photos simply by practicing with their camera in their spare time.

Personal Trainer

If you are interested in fitness and you like helping people, then you might excel as a personal trainer. You can train your clients in a variety of places such as a gym or their own home. You will need to monitor their progress, show them the proper way to use weights and workout equipment, and help them develop a nutrition plan so that they can achieve their fitness goals.

You don’t have to be stuck inside of an office all day in order to make a solid living. The jobs mentioned above can give you the freedom and flexibility that you are craving. One of these jobs may be the perfect fit for you if those who are looking for a way to bring in a paycheck without being tied to an office job.

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