12:41 27 February 2013
With spring just around the corner, we’re probably all looking forward to the start of having warmer weather and lighter nights. Well, if you work indoors (where you keep nice and cosy all winter) you’ll be missing out on the great outdoors come the brighter weather.
10. Fisherman: You’ve perhaps seen the odd fishing programme where skippers and deckhands make their living from the sea, well, what better environment is there than working under the sun on the sea! With the sea breeze you’ll be guaranteed to get plenty of fresh air, although it won’t be easy work as far as we can tell. Some fishermen can be away from home for a certain period of time.
9. Park Gardener: There may be job opportunities for this role across the UK, so it would be worth looking into this if you are interested. If you fancy caring for your local parks, need a change of career for 2013 or would like to work outdoors more, then being a park gardener may be just for you.
8. Postman: You’d want to be careful of getting frostbite during the winter months, but we think posting letters through people’s doors during the summer months is a great way to earn your crust.
7. Lorry Driver: This isn’t working outside we hear you say? Well, technically you’ll see more of the great outdoors than you would if you worked in an office or a factory. Maybe you’re a driver who transports products overseas to places like Italy, and you pass beautiful mountains on your route?
6. Zoo Keeper: We reckon zoo keepers get their fair share of outdoor work. If you’re sat behind a desk all year and are looking for a new career, why not research this occupation for 2013. It’s on our Top 10 Best Outdoor Jobs list.
5. Tree Surgeon: People who do this profession are known as arborists. You have to be specially trained (and preferably not scared of heights), but you get to work outside through all the seasons. Imagine, it’s a warm, sunny day with blue skies and you’re earning your crust while taking in scenic views from up a tree!
4. Dog Walker: This may seem like a boring job to some people, but what a good way to make money as well as keeping yourself fit. Walking everyday will almost certainly improve your health, and why not do this while taking a pooch for a walk? Beats working 9 to 5 in an office during hot summer months we say!
3. Sports Referee: This might not be the most ideal job for everyone this 2013, especially when an early Sunday morning football game is in need of a referee, but being a sports referee is one of the Best Outdoor Jobs we think. Whether it’s netball or football, whether you’re an umpire at a tennis match or you’re in charge of a cricket game, if the weather is mild you’ll have plenty of outdoor time.
2. Scuba Diving Instructor: What a job! Of course it comes with certain risks, and safety is always important, but imagine if you were able to take a team of people out scuba diving in the likes of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia…and be paid for it! You’d have to be qualified and would obviously spend a lot of time in water, but we rate this job.
1. Archaeologist: You may not be able to uncover King Richard III’s bones, but you’ll be working outdoors for the majority of the time. It’s number 1 on our list for Top 10 Best Outdoor Jobs for 2013.
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