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Career opportunities with a focus on your work-life balance

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In the past people who worked placed one thing top of their list in the job they wanted, the salary. That is not the case anymore. In more recent years the work culture and environment have started to gain traction more and more. However, the aspect that is increasingly seen at the top of employee demands is a greater work-life balance. Here are some of the best jobs we have found that cater to a better work and life balance.

Web development is one of the most in-demand jobs in the market today. As a web developer, you can choose to work for a company or be self-employed. Whatever you choose you will likely have the option to work remotely. While some websites will require you to work late into the evening to ensure a site is launched in time, you will have plenty of balance as you can work from home or work while you travel. In addition, there is usually the option of downtime between large projects.

Recreation or fitness worker is another great option if you are pursuing a better work-life balance. If you want to be a personal trainer the courses to get certified are usually not that expensive and not that long to complete. When working as a trainer you usually fit your schedule around your clients. This may mean working early in the morning, lunchtimes and in the evenings. However, you will have a lot of the day to do whatever you want and can usually set whatever hours you want.  A personal trainer is a great job for someone who is also trying to launch their own business or is studying at the same time.

Other recreation workers also have a great balance. If you choose to be a ski instructor, for example, you could live on a snowy mountain for half the year, spending time with young children showing them how to ski. This is a seasonal job meaning plenty of time for yourself and when the job is done you don’t bring anything home with you or need to stay late.

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One of the most in-demand jobs at present is the role of interpreter or translator. If you are highly skilled you can have your pick of the best jobs and choose whatever hours you want. As a translator, you can work remotely and just work on projects whenever you choose.

Retail salesperson. For some reason, this job is often looked down on. Yes, it doesn’t require a college education to get the job but it can be a nice option. If you love working with people and fashion, this could be a great job for you. You will usually finish early and have evenings to yourself and the discounts you get are often fantastic as well.

Glazier is a great job for those who don’t want to take their work home with them. You usually work during standard business hours, provide a new window, and leave. There are no added stresses to take home with you and it is a job that requires a high level of skill, giving you plenty of pride in your work. Most glaziers own their own business as well so there is a large degree of freedom involved in the role.

Today many jobs are moving online with remote working becoming more popular. This is changing many jobs that once had terrible work-life balance into fantastic opportunities. At the same time, there are still many traditional roles that provide seasonality or flexibility and should be looked at as well. The work-life balance revolution is continuing to pick up steam and many futurists are predicting drastic changes to how we work in the next ten years.

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