If you’re passionate about your profession, it can help you get through those bad days that we all have on the job. Instead of giving up, you can draw from your passion to get inspired and tackle challenges or issues.
It’s the same way if you need a little career inspiration. Consider what you often talk about, devote Google searches and online activity to, and invest your time and money into (outside of our current job or job hunt).
Sure, some passions — like an obsession with “Real Housewives of New York City” — may not be able to translate to a new career. But here are five passions that can turn into a profession.
If you love whipping up meals and have a knack for creating your own recipes of putting a new spin on old dishes, culinary school could be the path for you. It requires an investment to get a culinary degree, but it could lead to you satisfying palettes in restaurants, hotels, and spas, or starting your own catering business.
2. Loving Mom Turned Teacher
The time you’ve spent raising your children may have opened your eyes to your abilities and love for being around kids. Classrooms need educated teachers who want to invest in children of all ages, and pursuing a degree in education can send you back to school, too.
If you’re already spending countless hours at the gym and believe in the value of fitness, you could transition the skills you have learned from your trainers and classes into helping others get fit. You could pursue certification from industry groups, or show your commitment by earning a college degree in exercise science.
People envy professional athletes, but there’s a myriad of ways to be involved in the sports world without being on the field. With a degree in marketing, advertising or sports management, you can help publicize a team, create fan events, and promote the sport and team you’re also rooting on.
If you have volunteered for certain causes, from children to animals to the homeless, that are near to your heart, it may be time for you to step into a more permanent role with beloved organizations. Non-profits are looking for people with business, financial, event planning, social media, marketing, management, and other degrees and background to help grow their organizations and continue to do good.
Discover how these and other passions could lead to a new career for you, with professional and personal satisfaction.