Across the last several decades, hundreds of people have worked with me as Good Work Guidance™ clients. They have come from a broad spectrum of jobs to work with a wide variety of issues.

  • Some discovered simple ways to make their existing jobs better.
  • Others found moving to a new employer or a new type of job was best for them.
  • A few dropped everything and launched completely different careers.

Here’s a list of 150 different kinds of jobs Good Work Guidance™ clients were employed in when they first began the process.

Note that many people find themselves doing more than one type of job within each employment experience and that often there is more than one label people identify with for the same job. I’ve tried to group overlapping jobs or job synonyms together for convenience.

  • academic dean, department head,  administrative assistant
  • accountant, bookkeeper
  • actor, performer, stage play director, stage play producer
  • acupuncturist, chiropractor, dentist, herbalist, homeopath, massage therapist, midwife, naturopath, nurse, physician
  • animal trainer, veterinarian
  • anthropologist, independent scholar
  • architect, landscape architect, landscaper
  • archivist, librarian
  • athletic/fitness trainer
  • audio/video producer
  • author, blogger, copy editor, book editor, newsletter editor, newspaper editor, technical writer, writer
  • baker, caterer, chef, restauranteur
  • banker, bank clerk, bank manager
  • bartender, waiter, waitress
  • beautician, esthetician
  • bicycle messenger
  • broker, stock
  • broker, real estate
  • builder, construction worker, carpet layer, carpenter, electrician, floor refinisher, house painter, mason, plumber, roofer, tile installer, wallpaper hanger
  • bus driver, streetcar operator
  • cabinetmaker, woodworker
  • cartographer
  • cartoonist
  • choreographer, dancer
  • climatologist
  • clothing designer, clothing manufacturer, dressmaker
  • community organizer
  • computer programmer, systems analyst
  • computer repair technician
  • computer trainer
  • consultant, image
  • consultant, management
  • consultant, marketing
  • consultant, small business
  • corporate executive
  • corporate trainer
  • counselor, addictions
  • counselor, camp
  • counselor, career
  • court interpreter
  • craft artist, jeweler
  • desktop publisher, graphic designer
  • detective, private investigator
  • dog walker
  • event planner
  • farmer, gardener
  • financial advisor
  • fine artist, painter, sculptor
  • floral designer
  • government official
  • greeting card publisher
  • grocery store clerk
  • insurance agent
  • inventor, maker
  • lawyer
  • market researcher
  • mathematician, statistician
  • mechanic, auto
  • mechanic, bicycle
  • mechanic, diesel
  • manager, medical office
  • manager, office
  • manager, store
  • musician, singer/songwriter
  • office worker,
  • secretary, typist, word processing clerk
  • parking attendant
  • photographer
  • postal worker
  • printer
  • professional organizer
  • psychiatrist, psychologist, psychotherapist, social worker
  • publisher, book
  • publisher, greeting cards
  • publisher, newsletter
  • publisher, newspaper
  • realtor
  • recreation worker
  • sailboat charterer
  • sales agent, telemarketer
  • taxi driver
  • teacher, ESL
  • teacher, trainer
  • travel agent
  • web author, web designer, web developer

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