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.

Best Cities for Dentists

Few people actually like going to the dentist, although 62% of American adults (ages 18 to 64) made at least one visit in 2013, according... Read More

Professor Talk: Teaching at Pharmacy School

Dr. Rabia Atayee got a head start. "After working in the lab as a high school student for two summers, I thought, 'I need to talk to people... Read More

What It's Like Being a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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

Career Talk: Being a Web Developer at a Startup

If you were alive and looking for work when the U.S. was building its railroads, there was a good chance you ended up a laborer, perhaps an... Read More

What It's Like Being a Veterinarian

For your pet, a veterinarian is part healer and part advocate. For you? She is part therapist, perhaps even friend, helping to make the... Read More

Career Talk: Being a Personal Injury Lawyer

A lot of careers are known by their pejoratives. Few have one worse than that of personal injury lawyers. After all, these are highly-... Read More

Career Talk: Being a Tax Attorney

There are many definitions of the so-called tax attorney. John J. Scroggin prefers this one: "someone who solves a problem you didn't know... Read More

Career Talk: Being a Major League Baseball Bullpen Catcher

The average length of a Major League Baseball playing career is just shy of six years. Casey Chavez has worn the cap and the jersey – shoot... Read More

Career Talk: Being a Firework Pyrotechnician

Look up into the sky on Independence Day and New Year’s, maybe even during wedding and graduation ceremonies, and there’s a chance you’ll... Read More