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.

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 Cancer Researcher (Named Donald Trump)

A published author with ties to New York who goes by the name of Donald Trump? Meet The Other Donald. Dr. Donald L. Trump -- you can call... 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

Being a Massage Therapist - Career Talk

We spoke with Dr. Kathy Gruver, Ph.D., who went from the stage in Los Angeles to the office in Santa Barbara, Calif., and is now also a... Read More

Being a Police Chief - Career Talk

It can be argued that police officers are a prideful bunch. After all, they face tougher and more dangerous situations than most... 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