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4 Fantastic Careers That Mesh Well With Family Life

4-fantastic-careers-that-mesh-well-with-family-lifeIt is important for all parents to find careers that allow them to have a healthy balance between their personal and professional lives. Here is a look at four great career paths for those who would like to make their families a priority.

Massage Therapist

This field has exploded in popularity in recent years as studies continue to show us just how beneficial massages can be. In addition to helping their clients relax, massage therapists often assist those who are suffering from chronic medical issues such as migraines and joint pain. One of the most appealing aspects of this career is the ability to set any hours you would like. You can either work traditional daytime hours or supplement your income with sessions on the nights and weekends. Many large corporations also hire full-time massage therapists to improve the health and happiness of their employees.

Curriculum Developer

The education sector is generally seen as one of the most accommodating industries for parents, but teaching is not right for everyone. As a curriculum developer, you will enjoy an enormous amount of flexibility without directly interacting with students. Instead, you will likely be employed by a private company that works closely alongside one or more school districts. In addition to competitive pay for curriculum developers, many of these positions are now full-time telecommuting jobs.

Web Developer

Web development has consistently been ranked as one of the best jobs in the country for the past decade. Not only is there quite a bit of flexibility in this job, but many entry-level developers start off making a competitive salary. While some web developers do not seek out formal training, those who have the right academic and professional background are more competitive when job searching. Web developers must be artistic, self-motivated, and team players.

Nurse Informatics Specialist

If you are a healthcare professional, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with technology and the current uses in the healthcare industry. With your masters in nursing informatics, you can bridge the gap between direct patient care and the unique technology that is being integrated into the healthcare industry. Education in technology can train employees on new technology, maintain current systems, and write new policies regarding the collection of patient data.

It doesn’t take much for an intense career to eat into one’s personal life, and that is why it is so important to choose a position and industry that lets you focus on your family’s happiness and well-being.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
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