Non-Desk Jobs

Can’t abide the thought of working all day at a desk behind a computer screen? Well, the world is still your oyster. Take a look at the following careers, which have large parts or all of the work away from a desk. Click on a job to watch the videos!

Non-Desk Jobs in Agriculture and Manufacturing

Agricultural Contractor
Agricultural Engineer
Agricultural Equipment Technician
Assembler
Beekeeper
Brewer
Farmer
Fish Farmer
Pattern Cutter (pattern maker)
Quality Control Assistant
Manufacturing Engineer
Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Worker
Workshop Supervisor


Non-Desk Jobs in Animal Care

Animal Care Assistant
Animal Technician (animal technologist)
Assistance Dog Trainer (service dog trainer)
Beekeeper
Dog Groomer / Pet Groomer
Kennel Worker
Vet
Veterinary Nurse
Veterinary Physiotherapist
Zookeeper


Non-Desk Jobs in Armed Forces

Air Force Officer
Army Officer
Marines Officer
Naval Officer


Non-Desk Jobs in Buildings and Gardens

Bricklayer
Building Inspector (building control surveyor)
Building Surveyor
Cemetery Worker
Landscape Gardener
Tree Surgeon (arborist)


Non-Desk Jobs in Business, Finance, Administration and Management

Bookseller
Butler
Car Fleet Manager
Pub Manager (bar manager, publican)
Warehouse Manager
Waste Plant Manager
Workshop Supervisor


Non-Desk Jobs in Cleaning and Tidying

Butler
Chimney Sweep
Kitchen Porter
Pest Control Technician
Refuse Collector (garbage man / bin man)
Tree Surgeon (arborist)
Waste Plant Manager
Water Treatment Worker
Window Cleaner


Non-Desk Jobs in Creative

Actor
Art Director
Art Therapist
Choreographer
Dressmaker / Seamstress
Fashion Designer
Fine Artist (e.g. painter, sculptor)
Florist
Glassmaker
Make-up Artist
Painter and Decorator
Pattern Cutter (pattern maker)
Photographer
Signmaker / Signwriter
Tattooist
Wardrobe Assistant (costume assistant)
Xylophonist


Non-Desk Jobs in Emergency and Uniform Services

Ambulance Care Assistant (patient transport service driver)
Bouncer
EMT / Paramedic
Firefighter
Immigration / Customs Officer
Pest Control Technician
Police Officer
X-Man


Non-Desk Jobs in Food and Drink

Baker
Barista
Bartender (bar person, barman, mixologist)
Brewer
Butcher
Butler
Cake Decorator
Chef
Kitchen Porter
Pub Manager (bar manager, publican)
Restaurant Manager
Waiter / Waitress (server)


Non-Desk Jobs in Healthcare, Alternative Medicine and Social Care

Acupuncturist
Anaesthetist (anesthesiologist)
Aromatherapist
Art Therapist
Audiologist
Cardiologist
Chiropractor
Dentist
Dermatologist
Endocrinologist
EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) / Paramedic
Gastroenterologist
Massage Therapist
Nephrologist
Neurologist
Nurse
Obstetrician / Gynaecologist
Occupational Therapist
Oncologist
Ophthalmologist
Optometrist
Palliative Care Assistant
Pathologist
Phlebotomist
Physiotherapist (physical therapist)
Pilates Instructor
Psychiatrist
Radiographer
Reiki Healer
Social Worker
Sign Language Interpreter
Speech and Language Therapist (speech-language pathologist)
Surgeon
Yoga Teacher
Youth Worker


Non-Desk Jobs in Legal and Government

Building Inspector (building control surveyor)


Non-Desk Jobs in Media and Advertising

Fashion Model
Broadcast Journalist (TV/radio news reporter)
Newspaper Journalist (reporter)
Newsreader (newscaster, news anchor)
TV Presenter (TV host)


Non-Desk Jobs in Personal Service and Care

Beauty Consultant
Body Piercer
Bodyguard
Butler
Car Valet
Chauffeur / Limo Driver
Embalmer
Hairdresser (hairstylist)
Image Consultant
Massage Therapist
Nail Technician
Nanny
Tailor
Tattooist
Wardrobe Assistant (costume assistant)
Wedding Planner


Non-Desk Jobs in Sales

Baker
Barista
Bartender (bar person, barman, mixologist)
Beauty Consultant
Bookseller
Estate Agent (real estate agent)
Pub Manager (bar manager, publican)
Travel Agent
Visual Merchandiser (display assistant, window dresser)
Waiter / Waitress (server)
Warehouse Worker


Non-Desk Jobs in Science, Research and Engineering

Archaeologist (archeologist)
Astronomer
Audio / Sound Engineer
Biochemist
Broadcast Engineer
Chemist
Land Surveyor
Marine Biologist
Palaeontologist (paleontologist)
Robotics engineer (roboticist)
Wildlife Biologist
Zoologist


Non-Desk Jobs in Sport

Badminton Player
Ice Hockey Player
Jockey
PE Teacher
Tennis Player


Non-Desk Jobs in Teaching and Education

Higher Education Lecturer (college professor)
PE Teacher
Primary School Teacher (elementary school teacher)
Secondary School Teacher (including middle and high school)
School Nurse
Teaching Assistant
Tour Guide (tourist guide)


Non-Desk Jobs in Trades and Technicians

Agricultural Equipment Technician
Appliance Service Engineer
Blacksmith
Boatbuilder
Bomb Disposal Technician
Bookbinder
Brewer
Bricklayer
Cabinetmaker (furniture maker, woodworker)
Carpenter
Carpet Fitter
Chimney Sweep
Drilling Worker (oil rig worker, gas rig worker)
Glassmaker
Glazier
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Engineer
Kitchen Fitter
Laboratory Technician
Lift Engineer (elevator engineer)
Locksmith
Painter and Decorator
Pattern Cutter (pattern maker)
Pest Control Technician
Plumber
Radiographer
Scaffolder
Signmaker / Signwriter
Stonemason
Thatcher
Tiler (tile setter)
Tree Surgeon
Upholsterer
Vehicle Body Repairer (auto body repairer)
Watch / Clock Repairer
Welder
Window Fitter
Windscreen Technician (auto glass technician)
Wood Machinist


Non-Desk Jobs in Travel and Transport

Air Cabin Crew
Air Traffic Controller
Airline Pilot
Airport Baggage Handler (ramp agent)
Bus Driver
Car Fleet Manager
Car Valet
Helicopter Pilot
Tanker Driver
Taxi Driver
Tour Guide (tourist guide)
Train Conductor (railroad conductor, railway conductor)
Train Driver
Travel Agent