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.

What's It Like Being a Physical Therapist?

There are more than just actors behind the curtain at your favorite Broadway musical. It's also standard practice for these big-time shows... Read More

What's It Like Being a Mental Health Counselor in the Military?

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who can dispense medication. And a psychologist has earned a Ph.D. and often works in the abstract. But... Read More

Best Cities for Physical Therapists

Here at ValuePenguin, we'd like to offer our services to physical therapists by using four data points -- number of jobs, average salary,... Read More

Advice and Resources for Actuaries

No amount of research -- not even ValuePenguin research -- can make up for the human element. With this in mind, we asked actuary... Read More

What's It Like Being a Yoga Instructor?

Steph Armijo had been interested in yoga long before she moved to San Diego, within earshot of a brand-new studio offering classes. "I... Read More

Teaching Actuarial Science - Professor Talk

Some have unfairly said that those who can, do and those who can't, teach. In Ian Duncan's case, he had already done so much that it was... 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 It's Like Being a Psychologist

Ildiko Tabori spent five grueling years of life earning a Ph.D. in psychology, and she didn't enjoy it. But she knew it was just the... Read More

What's It Like Being an NCAA Basketball Coach?

"Most people, they think it’s a really cool job. I have friends say, 'I’d love to be able to do that,'" O'Hanlon, the head men's basketball... Read More