For grads who hate offices

11 career paths for recent graduates who like working but hate being stuck in an office.

June 16, 2017
Industry News

A lot of people like working but hate offices: They can’t stand uncomfortable clothes, or being inside all day, or the forced sociability around the water cooler. I am one of those people. It’s the predictability that bothers me – there’s something about knowing where you’re going to be, every single day except weekends and holidays, that in my opinion is just a roadmap to the grave.

Fortunately, I’ve always been able to make a living in fields not tied to offices, and that kind of flexibility is even more available to young people these days: “We are seeing a preference to work remotely, or in the gig economy, and that’s especially true for young, educated millennials in cities – and that’s usually the first place we see the evolution of the economy,” said Andrew Hanson, a senior research analyst at the Center for Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University.

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