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Any suggestions for jobs with these characteristics?

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Any suggestions for jobs with these characteristics?

Looking for ideas for jobs with the following characteristics:

1. Able to help others or work towards a good cause
2. Non-routine work (different work every day)
3. Ability to travel to different sites on occasion
4. Non-physical (no lifting, heavy physical work)
5. Not related to sales
6. Intellectually stimulating
7. Good work-life balance
8. Pays 70K plus
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Sounds like some high level government job relating to social work. Like a politician's aide or in an Ontario Ministry.
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Sharpies wrote: Looking for ideas for jobs with the following characteristics:

1. Able to help others or work towards a good cause
2. Non-routine work (different work every day)
3. Ability to travel to different sites on occasion
4. Non-physical (no lifting, heavy physical work)
5. Not related to sales
6. Intellectually stimulating
7. Good work-life balance
8. Pays 70K plus
cross out #8 and I suggest "volunteer" ... Winking Face
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Aug 26, 2017
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I would look into tech or management consulting:

1. Able to help others or work towards a good cause - Can work in industries that help people such as NGOs, healthcare, banking etc and participate in pro bono work in developing countries
2. Non-routine work (different work every day) - Projects can last a few weeks to a few years and are very different each time so you never get stuck in a routine
3. Ability to travel to different sites on occasion - Lots of firms offer a balance of remote work and travel, but others require weekly travel Mon-Thur. Global travel is common.
4. Non-physical (no lifting, heavy physical work) - It's all computer work, testing and client presentations
5. Not related to sales - You're not required to cold call or sell but will sometimes participate in the RFP responses to win new projects. At the director level you will be expected to win new business and will have a quota but will be paid well.
6. Intellectually stimulating - Consulting work is difficult and fun. Lots of puzzle solving within short timelines and team work.
7. Good work-life balance - If you're lucky enough to get a remote gig the work life balance is good in that you don't have to go into the office, can wake up late and work when you want - as long as everything gets done on time. However, don't expect to put in 40 hours a week. More like 60 minimum and sometimes up to 80, with weekends being common. But again, you will get paid well for it at the higher levels. At the lower levels you're expected to pay your dues for a few years.
8. Pays 70K plus - the following are all in values for the US but Canada should be maybe 10% less: 1. Analyst - $60-$70k 2. Consultant - $70-$90k 3. Senior Consultant $90k - $120k, 4. Manager - $120k - $150k, 5. Senior Manager $150k - $250k, 6. Director - $250k - $500k 7. Partner $500k - $2MM. Strategy is roughly the same but the payscale starts at late Manager level post MBA.
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Fnkychld wrote: I would look into tech or management consulting:

1. Able to help others or work towards a good cause - Can work in industries that help people such as NGOs, healthcare, banking etc and participate in pro bono work in developing countries
2. Non-routine work (different work every day) - Projects can last a few weeks to a few years and are very different each time so you never get stuck in a routine
3. Ability to travel to different sites on occasion - Lots of firms offer a balance of remote work and travel, but others require weekly travel Mon-Thur. Global travel is common.
4. Non-physical (no lifting, heavy physical work) - It's all computer work, testing and client presentations
5. Not related to sales - You're not required to cold call or sell but will sometimes participate in the RFP responses to win new projects. At the director level you will be expected to win new business and will have a quota but will be paid well.
6. Intellectually stimulating - Consulting work is difficult and fun. Lots of puzzle solving within short timelines and team work.
7. Good work-life balance - If you're lucky enough to get a remote gig the work life balance is good in that you don't have to go into the office, can wake up late and work when you want - as long as everything gets done on time. However, don't expect to put in 40 hours a week. More like 60 minimum and sometimes up to 80, with weekends being common. But again, you will get paid well for it at the higher levels. At the lower levels you're expected to pay your dues for a few years.
8. Pays 70K plus - the following are all in values for the US but Canada should be maybe 10% less: 1. Analyst - $60-$70k 2. Consultant - $70-$90k 3. Senior Consultant $90k - $120k, 4. Manager - $120k - $150k, 5. Senior Manager $150k - $250k, 6. Director - $250k - $500k 7. Partner $500k - $2MM. Strategy is roughly the same but the payscale starts at late Manager level post MBA.
I was also going to propose Consulting until I got to point #7. Ehile possible, it's the exception rather than the norm.

I'm also making the assumption that OP is top of his class (85th percentile), is going to a target school and/or has extra-curricular under his belt.
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Sharpies wrote: Looking for ideas for jobs with the following characteristics:

1. Able to help others or work towards a good cause
2. Non-routine work (different work every day)
3. Ability to travel to different sites on occasion
4. Non-physical (no lifting, heavy physical work)
5. Not related to sales
6. Intellectually stimulating
7. Good work-life balance
8. Pays 70K plus
Ya, put me down for one of these jobs too, please.

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