There just weren’t a lot of employment options in the Paleolithic era, but modern cavemen have a different problem.
It’s hard to follow a Stone Age lifestyle if eight hours a day are spent mimicking a stone, frozen in position at a desk. A caveman needs to move, not be stuck in place.
Fortunately, today’s job choices are overwhelming. If going Paleo is your objective, aligning each work day to support the Paleo lifestyle simply means thinking outside the “business as usual” box. Here are 10 suggestions.
10 Paleo Friendly Jobs
- Park Ranger with the National Forest Service. There is no better way to keep close to nature. Rangers help manage and care for more than 193 million acres of America’s most magnificent lands.
- Wildlands Firefighter – No burning buildings here … it’s all about extinguishing fires in the great outdoors. The job is potentially dangerous, but it pays well and keeps you outside.
- Hunting Guide – Recapture Paleo skills and teach others to do the same. One of the great side benefits is access to plenty of grass-fed meats.
- Fishing Guide – Fly, lake, river or ocean, you’re outdoors and exercising … and catching your dinner.
- Wildlife Rehabilitator – While you may not get to eat what you catch, you’ll be outside and active, while earning at least $10,000 more than the average national salary.
- Geologist – This job satisfies the geek in us and still gets us outdoors. Heads up: you will need a college degree for this line of work.
- Environmental Engineer – President Barack Obama will invest $150 billion in the next decade to promote environmental jobs, and it’s estimated that this is expected to increase job opportunities in this area by 30 percent.
- Wilderness Experience Counselor – Combine being outdoors and active with the opportunity to help troubled youth get their lives back on track.
- Ecotourism Guide – While far more popular in the countries of Central America, South America and Africa, there are growing opportunities throughout the U.S. and Europe. Outside Magazine listed this gig as one of its “50 Dream Jobs.”
- Fitness Trainer – Breaking a sweat every day will keep you in shape as you assist others in developing their Paleo potential. There’s nothing quite like exercising all of one’s muscles to honor the primal savage inside.
Are these the only options? Not by a long shot. Any job is a good job for a modern caveman as long as it provides the means and the time to follow the Paleo lifestyle.
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