People are always looking for jobs, even in good economic times. In today’s difficult economic climate in Great Britain, however, you would be forgiven for simply looking for any kind of job, never mind an interesting one. That said, too many studies to count have shown that one of the keys to long term success is finding a job that you find interesting. As a result, even if you are in a difficult economic time or region of the country, it is still worth keeping an eye out for a job that will make you happy to get up in the morning. Here is a guide to some of the most interesting jobs one can find with the right credentials and a stroke of luck in Great Britain.

I was very careful never to take an interesting job. If you have an interesting job, you get interested in it.

Mary Oliver

Biomedical engineer

Biomedical engineers work to apply their knowledge of a range of biological, medical, biomechanical, and engineering techniques to solving complex problems and making the world a healthier place. Many of the neat things you hear about in the news in terms of new surgical procedures or inventions in hospitals come from the work of biomedical engineers. Whether you’re designing proteins to attack terrible diseases or simply making new drugs that make life a little easier for people all over the globe, it’s a job that will allow you to feel like you’re making a difference every single day, and that’s hard to beat.

Pilot

It’s hard to have a boring day at work when your job involves flying airplanes all over the world. Pilots have some of the most interesting jobs in Great Britain and in the world, for that matter. It takes a lot of training and a keen eye to work as a pilot, but it’s hard to beat it if you’re looking for a job that will take you all over Europe and all over the globe.

Just keep in mind that you might not get to spend nearly as much time at home as you would like to, so think carefully before approaching this career if you want to have a traditional 9-5 job and a family, as both will be more than a little challenging as a pilot.

Registered nurse

Doctors may get all the fame, but without registered nurses, they wouldn’t be able to do much of anything. Registered nurses are among the most important men and women in hospitals, and they often have far more interaction with the average patient than his or her doctor ever will.

As a registered nurse, you’ll get to work with people from all walks of life, draw blood, treat just about every part of the body, and give people the kind of comfort they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. Among the jobs on this list, it’s got to be the most honorable one a person could hope to aspire to. The pay isn’t as good as that of a pilot or a biomedical engineer, but it will be more than enough to keep you and your loved ones fed.