Jobs for people who don’t like desks the idea of sitting at a desk typing away until retirement doesn’t appeal to you, don’t worry – you’re not alone. The good news is, there are plenty of jobs out there that don’t require a cubicle, across a range of industries. Plus, jobs where you’re on your feet can have some real mental and physical benefits – like fun, changing environments and even a healthier body weight due to the physical activity.

And – according to this study – these jobs can also offer a good salary.

Here are just a few of jobs that don’t require an office space, and their median hourly earnings, from various categories.

Health Care:

Dental Hygienists – $34.19/hr

Diagnostic Medical Monographers – $31.93/hr

Occupational Therapy Assistants – $26.57/hr


Construction & Extraction:

Elevator Installers and Repairers – $37.81/hr

Boilermakers – $27.74/hr

Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas – $24.79/hr


Installation & Maintenance:

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers – $30.85/hr

Avionics Technicians – $26.92/hr

Signal and Track Switch Repairers – $26.75/hr


Architecture & Engineering:

Mechanical Engineering Technicians – $25.19/hr

Industrial Engineering Technicians – $25.01/hr

Electro-Mechanical Technicians – $24.58/hr


Green Energy:

Wind Turbine Service Technicians – $23.79/hr

Solar Photovoltaic Installers – $19.04/hr



Locksmiths – $18.25/hr

Massage Therapists – $17.27/hr

Travel Guides – $16.26/hr

Fitness Trainers & Aerobics Instructors – $15.88/hr


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