10 Life-Changing Outdoor Career Options

Outdoor careers are becoming more and more sought after. Nature, physicality and mental well-being are all important factors people crave from an outdoor working environment. Here's 10 outdoor career options that could tick your boxes.


Hate being stuck in an office? Here are some outdoor career options you may not have thought of…

Outdoor Career Options

Outdoor Instructor
Salary 16k – 30K+
Would suit: Social, adventurous types who love people and action
Click here for more info and to sign up to our Outdoor Instructor Training.

A set of four instructors to illustrate outdoor career options

Tree Surgeon
Salary 16k – 30K+
Would suit: Hands on, physical types who enjoy physical labour and don’t mind heights
More Info https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/tree-surgeon

Countryside Ranger
Salary 16k – 30K+
Would suit: Those who are passionate about conservation and sharing nature with the wider community
More Info https://www.ucas.com/ucas/after-gcses/find-career-ideas/explore-jobs/job-profile/countryside-ranger

Salary 14k – 20k (normally with a house included)
Would suit: Country types who enjoy dogs, shooting and countryside living
More Info https://nationalcareers.servic…

Window Cleaner
Salary 16k – 23k
Would suit: Physical types who have energy to burn, but enjoy a suburban setting
More Info https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/window-cleaner

Post Man / Post Woman
Salary 20k – 25K
Would suit: Energetic people, who enjoy a systematic way of working and don’t get spooked by barky dogs
More Info https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/postman-or-postwoman

PE Teacher
Salary £17k – 41k
Would suit: Those who enjoy working for a large organisation, with clear progression markers and responsibilities
More Info https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/pe-teacher

Tourist Guide
Salary 18k – 30k
Would suit: Those with a memory for facts and a brilliant story teller
More Info https://nationalcareers.servic…

Fishing Vessel Deckhand
Salary 10K – 26K
Would suit: Physical types with a love for the sea and hard graft
More Info https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/fishing-boat-deckhand

Landscape Gardener
Salary 16k – 30k
Would suit: Those who find satisfaction in transforming spaces and working to specific instructions from clients
More Info https://nationalcareers.servic…

Land & Wave delivers fast-track training for people who want to become Outdoor Instructors. It’s hard work and it is an investment, but the reward is being ready to start an outdoor instructor career in just 15 weeks. It’s A LOT less expensive than going to university too.

Our 15-week full-time training course costs:
£5500 training and course fees
£1950 accommodation plus food
£900 kit package

More details can be found HERE

01 December 2020 by Rosie Tanner

The right career for you has to be mentally fulfilling above all other factors. No-one should get that ‘back to school’ feeling as a working adult.

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