Best Careers For Tall People
Being tall is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you appear instantly attractive simply because you’re taller (it’s also easier to reach above shelves). On the other, some people may taunt you because you (literally!) stand above the crowd. That shouldn’t discourage you from reaching for your dreams. Just like Harriotte Lane who stands 6 feet at just 13 years old, you too, can find your path to your dream career.
Here are a couple of job suggestions for taller folks:
Professional Athletes – Outside the B-Ball Court
Basketball is NOT the only career path for men and women 6 feet and up. There are plenty of sports who need height to gain a winning advantage. A few of which include: volleyball, wrestling, swimming, running, and rowing. In volleyball, taller people can strike higher and make blocks more effectively; tall swimmers can cover more distance; while long-legged runners can make huge strides towards the finish line. If you’re a sports fan or have always dreamed of being a pro athlete, then maybe a career in athletics is right for you. Train now and train hard – because although height can give you an edge, only hard work pays off in the end.
Modeling – On or Off the Runway
There are different kinds of models, but one thing most of them have in common is height. This is especially true if you want to be a runway model. But aside from height, the modeling industry has other requirements before you can rise to fame. Body size, facial features, age, and general charisma are just some of the qualities that agencies look for. If you’re not 6 feet though, but are still pretty tall (like somewhere between 5’6 to 5’11), there are other lucrative options that are not too restrictive when it comes to height and body proportions (like catalogue and plus-size modeling). Take care of your body now and look for a qualified agency that can help you rise to success.
If you’re a patriot at heart, then perhaps a career in the military is more up your alley. Military servicemen and women have specific height and weight requirements so they can better fulfill their duties; as well as maintain centuries’ old warrior traditions. The air force for example, employs people of up to 6 feet 8 inches, with an equivalent weight of 250 lbs. The navy accepts men and women as tall as 7 feet 2 inches, weighing 271 lbs! Aside from the gear and the chance to travel, you’ll be fighting for your country. And nothing beats being tall for freedom.
Too Short? Don’t Despair!
Are you under ideal height requirements for your dream job? Don’t worry. Most industries (like modeling) are flexible nowadays and offer options to shorter folks. In the field of athletics, there are sports perfect for you if you’re less than five feet (such as gymnastics and table tennis). Do your research and have hope. A lot of people actually experience growth spurts after their twenties – so there’s still a chance for you to grow taller.
Remember: whatever career path you choose, do your best and you’ll definitely shine!