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10 Careers Perfect for People Who Don't Want to Leave College

Admissions Counselor

Not only will you get to hang around your old stomping ground; you’ll also get paid to tell kids how wonderful your college is. Much of your time will be devoted to making a case for why they should come to your school. Plus, they will be able to come to you if they have any issues once they get on campus.

Freelance Writer

Writing is a great transition to adult life. You will be able to voice your opinions to a wide audience, and most of the time you won’t even have to wear pants to do so. As a freelance writer, you will be able to set your own hours, so you never have to wake up before noon again.

College Professor

You can spend your days with college students and try to share your knowledge (both about your subject matter and university life in general) with them. Plus, you will have pretty flexible hours and you really can’t beat the vacation time. How many of your adult friends still have spring break?


Maybe you don’t want to leave college because you love reading. Well, as a librarian, you will be around books all day and you will even get to help choose which books the library stocks up on in the future. If you're lucky, you might even get a job at a university library.

Museum Curator

As a museum curator, you will be able to continue your pursuit of education, while sharing your interests with others. You will get the opportunity to collect and restore priceless works of art and ancient artifacts. You will be one of the few people who has access to such treasures.

Toy Designer

This is a real job that actually pays a pretty decent wage. Your inner kid will constantly be unleashed as you create new concepts for toys to go out onto the market. You will get to spend a lot of your time playing with toys and trying to understand what attracts children to them.

Flight Attendant

You don’t have to be super rich to travel all over the world. In fact, as a flight attendant, you will get paid to do so. On average, you will spend less time on the job than most of your friends, and you will get to experience corners of the world that they’ve only dreamed of. What’s not to love?

Occupational Therapist

If you love to help people, you’d be hard pressed to find a job that lets you better do so than occupational therapy. You will be able to help people get back on their feet after they have lost the ability to properly use their muscles. You will play an instrumental role in ensuring that they are able to live productive, satisfying lives.


You won’t have to worry about leaving school, because you’ll have to stick around for a while to get an extra degree. And after that, you get to go into outer space. As a kid, you spent hours on end dreaming about leaving the earth, and now you finally have a chance to do so.

Dental Hygienist

During your time as a dental hygienist, you will be able help others take better care of their teeth. You will get to spend your days with interesting people and get to know their dental habits. Plus, maybe you will finally get to figure out the right way to brush your teeth.