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Jobs for People Who Hate Sitting in Front of Computers
While computers are a part of our everyday lives, not everyone wants a career that involves sitting in front of a computer all day. Field force management is certainly showing a trend to computerize and mobilize everything, which can be a true blessing. These sorts of changes are what is driving some to simply look for a hands-on approach. Today, we’ll explore why people don’t want to sit at a computer all day, what kinds of jobs they can do and how to find them.
Avoiding the Screen
One of the top reasons some people don’t want a computer-based position is fairly simple: they like moving around and interacting with people. Older generations that don’t understand the mechanics of jobs involving a computer are also attracted to positions that both fulfill them and offer a paycheck. Both types of people often don’t like the idea of sitting down all day. They want to be up, moving around and working with others on a more intimate level. Many people state that they feel like their day goes a lot faster if they’re moving and using their hands, rather than sitting down and typing on a computer. Additionally, computer-less positions offer a closer relationship with people. Need to ask the boss a question? You swing by her or his office rather than sending an email. Computers have certainly changed how we interact with people, and a computer-less position brings us back to navigating one-on-one communication again. Some positions also mean you meet new people on the regular, and you get to have amazing connections with all types of people.
What Can I Do?
If you’ve looked at job ads recently, you’ll find plenty of jobs that require computer experience and knowledge. Fortunately, there are still jobs out there that require more than just that. Some positions require a bit of computer use, but the list really is one that doesn’t require all-day computer usage:
- Truck driver
- Hotel housekeeping
- Postal service mail carrier
- Massage therapist
- Taxi, Uber or Lyft driver
- Tour guide
- Adult Daycare worker
- Childcare provider
- Bus driver
- Bag groceries
- Personal Assistant
- Professional Organizer
There are lots of things that one can do to make some money without sitting at a computer all day long. Take a look at your own talents, and what you like to do with your time. You never know what you can turn into work!
Finding the Lucrative Position You Desire
Regardless of the fact that you don’t want to use a computer much, you may have to use it to find a position that meets your needs. Checking websites like Craigslist and Indeed are popular for locating work. Work boards are also available to join, and look for work that meets your requirements and talent level. Some retail stores and restaurants still post “help wanted” signs, but often require you to login to a website to fill out the application.
Can you find a job without the computer? Yes! You can start at your local employment security commission office, and they can help you locate a position if they have it listed in their database. Many temporary workforce agencies have positions that can turn into long-term positions if that’s what you’re looking for. It also helps to network with people, especially if you’re diving into entrepreneurship! Join a local chamber of commerce or a business group to socialize and meet people who might need your help. There’s also the age-old advice of simply asking. If you have that one coffee shop you love to visit every Wednesday morning, ask them if they’re looking for additional help. The worst they can say is “not at this time.” It’ll certainly stand out to them later if they’re looking for help.
Yes, it’s possible to enjoy a job without pounding away at a computer keyboard all day. It just takes a little effort and know-how to find the right position.