25 Popular Jobs Where You Don’t Need To Be Perfect

Posted by , Updated on March 7, 2017

Ever wonder how much someone really has it all together? Although every profession consists of some amount of guesswork, there are some jobs where you would probably never think that “close enough” is an acceptable way to do things. But even in fields as precise as engineering, it’s sometimes impossible to get things exactly the way you want them. These are 25 Popular Jobs Where You Don’t Need To Be Perfect.

25

Astrophysics

galaxySource: quora, Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org (public domain)

As long as the number is within a few orders of magnitude…

24

Law

gavelSource: quora

The law changes so often that not even the lawyers always know what’s going on.

23

Programming

programSource: quora, Image: https://pixabay.com (public domain)

The amount of code out there that nobody can read (not even the person who wrote it) would astound you.

22

Sports officiating

refereeSource: quora, Image: https://pixabay.com (public domain)

If you ever thought that the referee was just blowing his whistle randomly, you are basically right. In amateur sports, where there is no replay, the referee never knows which calls they get right or wrong.

21

Line painting

roadSource: quora, Image: https://www.pexels.com (public domain)

When painting those dotted lines in the road, “close enough” is the motto. Most drivers drive that way, too. 


20

Accounting

calculator-Source: quora, Image: pixabay (public domain)

Especially with big companies, sometimes a few hundred thousand dollars meets the “close enough” mark.

19

Construction

constructionSource: quora

The disconnect between architects and the guys in the field can sometimes result in some creative, “well that’s close enough” moments.

18

Army

tankSource: quora

That $2 million dollar equipment needs somebody to operate it. How about the guy with no training who just graduated high school?

17

Engineering

engineerSource: quora

If it’s close enough, the safety factor should cover it.

16

Meteorology

rainbowSource: quora, Image: https://pixabay.com (public domain)

As you may have suspected, it’s mostly guesswork, and most of that can change pretty quickly anyway.

15

Aviation

pilotSource: quora, Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org (public domain)

Pilots will tell you that one of the most common disconcerting phrases to be heard in the cockpit is “I’ve never seen it do that before.”

14

Nursing

nurseSource: quora

In school, you learn protocols and steps and the exact order that things should be done in. In practice, that all goes out the window when you have 10 patients in your ER at 2am and 3 of them are literally about to die.

13

Pharmaceuticals

drugsSource: quora, Image: https://www.pexels.com (public domain)

In spite of all the regulations, there is a reason that, “can vary from person to person” is still included as a warning on the medication.

12

Plumbing

plumbingSource: quora, Image: https://pixabay.com (public domain)

As long as everything mostly works, good enough!

11

IT

on and offSource: quora, Image: https://pixabay.com/en/button-on-off-power-engage-energy-161555/

So…did you turn it off and on again?

10

Teaching

teacherSource: quora, Image: https://www.pexels.com (public domain)

As long as the student “almost” understands

9

Investment

stocksSource: quora, Image: https://pixabay.com (public domain)

A vast majority of a hedge fund manager’s decision is gut feeling and whether or not they liked the company. 

8

Dish cleaners in a restaurant

dishesSource: quora

If the dishwasher doesn’t clean it, try scraping it. If that doesn’t work…clean enough.

 

7

Coffee baristas

coffeeSource: quora, Image: https://www.pexels.com (public domain)

Most people aren’t able to tell when the barista messes up their specialty coffee…and the barista knows that.

6

Tattoo artists

tattooSource: quora, Image: https://pixabay.com (public domain)

The real art of tattoos is being able to conceal your mistakes.

5

Car mechanic

carSource: quora, Image: https://pixabay.com (public domain)

Sometimes the policy really is “as long as the car is running.”

4

Parenting

parentsSource: quora, Image: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net (public domain)

Everyone knows this. The fact that there are so many books and philosophies with completely different (and sometimes opposite) advice is proof. 

3

Government jobs

UN_General_Assembly_hallSource: quora

Rules are more like guidelines in these fields.

2

Published science

scienceSource: quora, Image: https://pixabay.com (public domain)

A lot of papers are just pushed out to meet quotas. “Good enough” is pretty common in this arena.

1

Politics

trump and putinSource: quora

Does this comes as a surprise to anybody?

 

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