The graduation festivities have come to an end. That Instagram of you throwing your cap in the air has stopped accumulating likes. Now what?
If you still aren’t sure what you want to do with your career, don’t worry, you are not alone. Even those of you who are graduating with your dream job will likely change careers multiple times during your working life.
So, what’s next for you? In a fantasy world, we’d all like to be our own bosses. Indeed, becoming an entrepreneur is the number one fantasy profession among Americans. But if you are still waiting for the idea that is going to make you the next Mark Zuckerberg, we’ve got some alternative options for you! In our Truth about Advertising, we gave consumers a list of activities and asked them which profession they’d choose to help them or partner with. The answers were enlightening to say the least and have formed the basis for our alternative career selector. Enjoy!
Want to make your parents proud? Being a doctor might be a good path for you—4 in 5 Americans would be most proud of their children if they became doctors. And it doesn’t end there, doctors are also the center of many people’s fantasies: the majority of people would rather marry a doctor; have a doctor look after their children; be stuck in an elevator with a doctor; and trust a doctor with their deepest secret.
Want to solve the world’s problems? Being a lawyer is not just about drafting documents—it is about helping people find solutions to life’s tough situations. So it comes as no surprise that lawyers are peoples’ go-to choice for help when problem solving.
Want to have an active sex life? Photography might be your calling. Photographers were people’s number one choice when asked who they’d most like to have sex with. There are other perks too: 7 in 10 Americans agree that photography is the most creative profession. However, don’t stress if you didn’t sign up for any art electives in college— when we asked consumers which job they felt they could do with little to no training, photography was the top choice with 1 in 3 Americans believing they could have a go.
Want to have thought-provoking dinner conversations? Consider a career in journalism. When we asked consumers who they’d most like to sit next to at a dinner party, they chose a journalist. Considering some of the ridiculous content published by Buzzfeed, it’s no wonder journalists have the best stories.
Want to get pushed off a cliff? Politics might be the right direction for you. Although, it’s not all bad—the majority of Americans would rather have a debate with a politician.
No matter the path you choose, congrats grads, and welcome to the working world!
Photo Credit: Thomas Brault