“Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” — Confucius
XAP’s products place a lot of emphasis on finding a career path that students will love by connecting their skills and interests to possible careers. And, because sustaining love takes some work, we give them the tools to make those plans a reality.
But students can also learn a lot on our sites about the careers that make love happen. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve assembled a quick quiz on romantic careers. You can find out more about each of these careers in our career planning products.
1. Valentine’s Day is a high-earning day for these careers. But which one has the highest national average annual wage?
2. Your Valentine’s date was a dream come true! But now you can’t fall asleep, no matter how hard you try. It must be love – or is it a medical problem? When you visit the sleep clinic, who will monitor the tests to get to the root of your insomnia?
b) Dream Therapist
c) Polysomnography technician
3. The love of your life writes you a poem for Valentine’s Day. It’s very romantic and written in iambic pentameter – but the last line is YOLO! You (politely, of course) suggest the ending could be a bit more formal, and your love tells you YOLO was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2016. Who made this decision?
b) English Professor
4. After a few heartaches and some hours in the chemistry lab, you’ve discovered the cure for unrequited love. You’re going to be rich! But first someone has to verify that the formula is original so you get the credit (and the money). Who does this?
b) Lab technician
c) Patent examiner
5. Valentine’s Day is all about the heart. But if your heartbeat gets too fast, you might find yourself seeing one of these workers. Who would attach electrodes to your body in order to measure your heart rate?
a) Cardiovascular Surgeon
b) Yoga Instructor
c) Cardiovascular Technologist/Technician
6. If a new couple finds it hard to settle into a state of bliss, they could end up seeing one of these professionals. Which one had to complete medical school in order to practice?
b) Marriage-family counselor
How did you do? If you answered “C” to every question, you might be a romantic career expert.