3 Boring Careers That You Might Consider For Yourself

It’s OK to Want A 'Boring' Job, Here Are 3 That You Might Even Consider For Yourself

Isn't it cool to be uncool nowadays anyway?

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When you think about "cool" jobs, you might think of Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada or Jim Nantz or someone else with an exciting workplace, and I wouldn't blame you for it. Either of these two examples (real or fictional) do sound pretty awesome. Being an editor at a fast-paced fashion magazine in New York City? Commentating the Super Bowl with Tony Romo? Those sound pretty cool to me.

But here's the (realistic) thing: There's nothing wrong with wanting something else, i.e. a job many others would deem as "boring."

Not everyone is going to have a cool, crazy job like the examples mentioned. And let's be real -- the "cool" jobs certainly have their downsides. Miranda Priestly works how many hours? And talk about an irregular schedule, traveling around the U.S. to commentate NFL games on the weekend. This all sounds fun, but it does have a big impact on your non-work life.

You've probably heard this before, but work shouldn't be everything. Ambition is a wonderful thing, and by all means get out there and get yours. You just don't want your job to eat away at your personal life or relationships. Having one of these highly-demanding jobs can put those pieces of your life at risk (plus, any job with crazy hours will likely stop being exciting and fun after a while).

With that in mind, here are three "boring" jobs that are actually pretty great, and that you might want to consider for yourself.

1. Accountant

As someone who loves numbers, spreadsheets, and the like, I personally don't find accounting to be "boring," though many others would classify it as such. The misconception is that every accountant prepares taxes, but in truth that isn't the case. Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) often focus on taxes or audits, sure, but there are other specialities out there. Some are Forensic Accountants, where they support law enforcement, for example, or some may go on to become a Chief Financial Officer. The options are wide open in the accounting field.

2. Computer and Information Systems Manager

You can be interested in technology without wanting to work in an office with a nap pod and yoga balls in place of desk chairs. And there are plenty of companies that need professionals in a Computer and Information Systems Manager role (or similar). Sure, it may not be the most exciting title, but this role typically oversees information systems and data processing, which can be pretty cool. Even better for us Angelenos, it turns out that a close by neighbor city, San Diego, is one of the highest paying college towns for technology jobs (according to a study by GCU.edu). No need to move up north!

3. Natural Sciences Manager

This is another field that has a lot of options within it. You could manage a fishery, manage a lab, oversee research related to natural sciences, and much more. If you're into the environment and the natural world, this might be a good option for you. What's also great about this position is that it generally pays well; According to Investopedia, this job earns over $133,000 annually on average.

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Top 20 Hottest NHL Players

Whoever said hockey players weren't hot?
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Hockey is my favorite sport. I grew up in a Chicago suburb where hockey fans run wild, so it is literally impossible to grow up here and not be an NHL fan. For some reason, it seems to be believed that hockey players are all ugly with missing teeth, and I could not disagree more. Here is my pick for the 20 hottest players in the NHL.

20. Brendan Gallagher, Montreal Canadiens

Maybe all of the hours I spent studying French weren't a waste, off to Montreal!

19. Alex Wennburg, Columbus Blue Jackets

He has the power to make the whole world believe in love at first sight.

18. Alec Martinez, Los Angeles Kings

Hey I just met you, and this is crazy, whatever you know the song, call me!

17. John Tavares, New York Islanders

The Islanders did not waste their first overall draft pick in 2009 in the looks (and skills) department.

16. Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche

Is it just me or does he look like a Disney Prince?

15. Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild

Bonus: He admitted to watching "Pretty Little Liars" with his wife, so he's basically perfect.

14. T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals

If pictures of him holding his daughter Lyla doesn't steal your heart I don't know what will.

13. Beau Bennett, Pittsburgh Penguins

All-American looks, all-American charm.

12. Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens

There's some beauty behind that goalie mask for the 2015 NHL MVP.

11. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

Remember the boy you were told to stay away from in high school but you couldn't because he was so magnetic? That's Patrick Kane for you.

10. Ryan Kesler, Anaheim Ducks

If you don't already have a hot dad crush, this isn't a bad one to start with.

9. Trevor Van Riemsdyk, Chicago Blackhawks

Bonus: He's only 24 and single.

8. Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars

His gelled back hair *heart eye emoji*.

7. Artemi Panarin, Chicago Blackhawks

Whoever said Russian guys weren't hot?

6. Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars

I'm usually not one for a lot of tattoos and like to think I'm done with my "bad boy" phase, but Tyler changes it all.

5. Andrew Shaw, Chicago Blackhawks

Usually isn't considered one of the better looking players, yet I disagree entirely.

4. Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers

If all guys in Sweden look like this book me a ticket ASAP.

3. Brandon Saad, Columbus Blue Jackets

Sexiest eyes in the NHL, and his smile doesn't hurt either.

2. Patrick Sharp, Dallas Stars

There isn't such thing as a hot hockey player list without Patrick Sharp in the top five.

1. Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

Great player, great captain, great person, great looking; everything you can want in a hockey player.



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Always Be The Overdressed Person In The Room

You'll make a better impression than being underdressed.

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I recently had jury duty (super exciting, I know) and I was stressing about what to wear. The notice said to wear something "appropriate for an appearance in court" but it also said that comfortable clothing was strongly suggested. I was confused and conflicted by these two sets of instructions, so I asked my family for help.

I had never served jury duty before, so I didn't know what to expect in any sense. I was on spring break from school so I brought home two different pairs of dress pants, two different nice shirts, my blazer, and a pair of black wedges to choose from. I also knew I had one more shirt at home to try out.

I tried on a few different combinations until I ended up with the wedges, fitted dress pants, a tank top, and the blazer. I felt great, I looked great, and I was ready to go.

Sitting in that room for six hours, just looking at everyone made me realize only about ten people were in business professional clothing. A decent amount of people were in business casual, but others were in completely casual clothes. I even saw a guy in Giants sweatpants and hoodie, and I realized that I was overdressed (but still comfortable).

I semi-recently realized that I tend to overdress for occasions. Could be something as simple as going to school or something as big as a celebration or an interview.

As I mentioned in my past article about having thick calves, I wore heels to school a lot in high school and I still do now in college. I love to wear dresses and skirts when it's nice enough to. For Christmas and Easter mass, my family and I wear suits and dresses while other families are in pajamas, sweats, jeans, and t-shirts.

I would always much rather be too dressy than not dressy enough. Heck, I wanted to wear a ballgown to prom (but I didn't). I love dressing up. I'm a very feminine person and I like to reflect that in my clothing style. I know that not everyone is like that and I don't expect you to read this and suddenly dress up every day. And when I say overdressed, I just mean dressier than you need to be.

If you're going somewhere and you're unsure of the dress code, take my advice and always overdress. It beats being underdressed and though you might end up getting looks either way, at least if you are overdressed, you'll have a confidence about you that won't go unnoticed.

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