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Old 01-25-2013, 03:48 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Allright, we went from Jobs That Don't Require Math: http://www.city-data.com/forum/work-...e-passing.html

to Jobs That Don't Require Standing Up:

- CD Forum Moderator (made it to both lists ... congrats!)
- Sofa/LazyBoy tester
- Video games player/tester
- Dentist
- Dental hygenist
- Drivers (truck, limo, bus, delivery, etc)
- Pilot
- Air Traffic Controller
- Artist
- Writer
- Computer Programmer
- Scientist
- Call Center worker
- Porn star
- Bench player on a pro basketball team
- Professional swimmer/diver
- Office worker
- Cop
- Sniper
- Pianist
- ForkLift operator
- Professional break dancer

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Old 01-25-2013, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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accountant, engineer, architect, lawyer, doctor (though they stand a lot), heavy equipment operator, taxi cab driver, bus driver, truck driver, administrator, paralegal, computer geeks, insurance careers,...

and many more
Most engineers I know do a great deal of standing. I would assume it depends if you're working in the field or in the office. The last engineer I worked with spent 80% of the day standing just like us on the floor.

And yes, most doctors are also on their feet most of the day. Frankly, I think they run around frantically 50% of the day.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:40 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Bus driver, Truck Driver, Subway Conductor, Toll Booth Opporator.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:55 PM
 
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Truck driver.... Though you might have a different variety of ailments from prolonged sitting.

Whatever the job, if you don't take care of yourself you'll end up with something. Carpal tunnel and deteriorated vision are common for people that work desk jobs.
This.^^^^ A relative of mine works in an office and has developed some health issues because he doesn't get enough exercise and is pretty sedentary in his work.

OP: Have you talked with you doctor about your ailment? Maybe you have circulation issues or something.

The trouble with most desk jobs these days is that they are HIGHLY COMPETITIVE. Every American wants to sit on their butt these days. Some jobs that don't require standing:

paralegal
medical coder
freelance writer(typically pays crap)
tutor
secretary
online work from home jobs(see: Work at Home Jobs: Free Legitimate Work From Home Job Opportunities)
IT help desk
tax preparer
accountant
call center rep
human resources assistant
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Can anyone name some careers that are decent paying ($25 an hour range) that don't require you to stand all day? I currently have to be on my feet for 8+ hours at a low wage job, and it's causing me to have issues when I lie in bed at night (legs tingling and twitching) and I've been getting a lot of charley horses. Not to mention the obvious pain I get in my feet and legs during work.

As I've been researching careers I was quite surprised to see just how many people have to stand all day. Even highly educated professionals are forced to stand all day at work (pharmacists).
Yeah pharmacists also start out 70-80k/year soooo yeah theirs that.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:12 PM
 
Location: USA
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My friend became a paralegal because she could no longer stand so much.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:25 PM
 
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I'm a Speech-Language Pathologist & I don't hve to stand for any period of time.
I'm also an SLP and I do sit for long periods of time. If you work as an independent contractor you can make $80+ per hour.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:21 PM
 
Location: San Bernardino County (previously L.A.)
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I'm also an SLP and I do sit for long periods of time. If you work as an independent contractor you can make $80+ per hour.
I currently work for a school district, but wouldn't mind branching out to other types of work settings/types later on. If you know of any contracting compnaies, please PM them to me, thanks.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:27 AM
 
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you could be an escort and lie on your back all day instead
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:12 PM
 
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Also would like something that I wouldn't need to go to school long for (2 years max).
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