Careers

We recommend carefully researching different career paths before committing to one, as this can impact your life for years to come. Check out ValuePenguin's industry analyses and expert interviews to learn more about potential careers.

Employees Value Job Perks More Than Salaries

You could be overestimating the value of that workplace happy hour. Read More

How to Become an Optometrist

The route to becoming an optometrist isn't quick, but it is fairly straightforward. You’ll need to complete a four-year Doctor of Optometry... Read More

What's It Like Being an Accountant?

"You must be good with numbers." Phillip Cheung, a Maryland-based CPA, has heard the common refrain, but the work of accountants and... Read More

What It's Like Being a Casualty Actuary

Like doctors and lawyers, actuaries must pass a series of exams to gain status, standing and, ahem, salary in the workplace. Uniquely,... Read More

What's It Like Being a Banknote Designer?

With several layers of security just to get to his desk, the U.S. Department of the Treasury let Thompson (and historian Dr. Frank Noll,... Read More

What It's Like Being a Registered Dietitian

Simply saying that Lisa Cimperman is a registered dietitian (RD) wouldn't be a fair description of her actual job. She's not just advising... Read More