It’s that time of year when you’re either gushy about all the upcoming holiday references in stores and stocking up on insane amounts of chocolate…or a grump and still stocking up on chocolate. So choose to take a responsible view of this special Valentine’s Day by planning for your future – and considering the best careers you can have on this day of love!
Floral Designer – The highest category where money was spent on February 14, 2015, was a whopping $52.2 million on flowers. Wowza! Florists sure are busy around this holiday. Ask yourself: Are you good at listening to what others want and asking them good questions? Are you creative? Do you enjoy helping at the school greenhouse? Consider designing and arranging flowers. But know that job opportunities are scarce and the average salary is low ($23,750 per year).
Jeweler – If you like to work with your hands and solve problems, consider making and repairing jewelry. Your daily activities could consist of soldering and polishing stones and metal. You need a steady hand and agile fingers to put those tiny pieces together! And you’ll likely need some customer service skills so you can sell those gems, too!
Marriage & Family Therapist – Not all couples have love in the air on Valentine’s Day. Some are just trying to make it through, and they need some help from a counselor. I’ll admit, this will likely be a tough job because you’ll help couples and families understand the struggles in their relationships, and you’ll counsel them on restoring the peace (or choosing separation). But if people come to you to share their worries and you tend to give good advice, this helping career might be a good fit. Just know you’ve got some schooling ahead: you’ll need a master’s degree – that’s after receiving a bachelor’s degree (typically 4-years in length). And the need is huge – counseling job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Event Planner – The holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s) are a busy time of marriage proposals, and those newly engaged are going to want to plan a wedding! If you pay close attention to the details and love to be social, you could help make the bride and groom shine on their special day! Job opportunities are likely in the future with an average salary of about $46,500.
Restaurant Manager – Ever been out to a restaurant on Valentine’s Day? It’s tough to get a table! But you could be busy leading your staff as a manager at the “hot spot” to eat. You’ll interact with customers and keep the flow of the restaurant moving. Juggling multiple problems at once is key, so make sure you know how to handle the stress. And remember: the customer is always right!
Greeting Card Designer – Use your creative talents to design and write cards for all occasions. Make someone laugh, or cry, with your skills. You can bring the emotions someone is feeling, but can’t say, all in a greeting card. And…Hallmark is hiring!
Massage Therapist – If you like to be “hands-on,” use your talents to bring treatment to others. You’ll need physical strength and endurance to perform massage for clients each day, and a desire to help others. Receiving certification in massage therapy shouldn’t take long, and new job opportunities are very likely in the future. You may even consider using your entrepreneurial skills to open your own studio. But get a partner so you can offer couples massage specials around this special day.
Heart Surgeon – Ok, seriously, if you want to be a rock star on Valentine’s Day, do a surgery to literally help someone’s heart. Then brag about it. ‘Cause you just fixed a broken heart. And probably saved someone’s life. Like a boss.
Got any other ideas for great jobs on Valentine’s Day?
*Information courtesy of mynextmove.org