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Physically Active

Active jobs let you escape the sedentary lifestyle of the typical office worker. After all, human beings were made to move. Why sit in front of a computer all day when you can be up and about, keeping your muscles flexing and your blood pumping?

Fortunately, jobs that let you stay active are easier to find than you might expect. The construction and maintenance industries are obvious options, but physical jobs also exist in healthcare, education, police and military service, farming, entertainment, and other areas. The range of possibilities is extensive.

Active careers come with the obvious benefit of not having to sit all day, but the good news is that a decent income can also be part of the deal. Each of the 30-plus jobs in this article features a median salary that is higher than the median annual salary for all American workers (which was roughly $39,811 in May 2019).