Monday, June 16, 2008

Career Options

If you’re looking for a new job in advertising, you’re in luck. There are tons of websites that will help you find an ad job at a different company or in a different city.

But what if you’re looking to leave advertising altogether? What if you’re ready to turn your back on creative briefs, client egos, target demos and focus groups?

Well luckily for you, CNN and Career Builder have come to the rescue. They have put together a list of jobs that pay over $20 an hour.

Here are a few of the highlights:

Gaming supervisors
“Hey boss, do you want us to wack this guy here or in the desert?”

That PhD in European Renaissance Sculpture will finally come in handy!

Urban and regional planners
Now you can play Sim City for real!

Uh, what’s left to map?

How much money would you give up sex for?

Food scientists
“Preliminary tests reveal that we may be dealing with some kind of cheese puff.”

Zoologists and wildlife biologists
“Luckily we were able to save three fingers and most of his neck.”

Detectives and criminal investigators
I was just about to pour myself a drink when a tall, leggy bombshell opened the door to my office. “You always drink alone”, she asked. “The choir just left,” I shot back. She sat down in the red leather chair in the far corner of the office. The little voice in my head told me that she was going to be nothing but trouble. “You looking to hire me or do you just want to spend the afternoon cracking wise? She didn’t say a word…

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