Job Skills for the End

“What professions would be the most valuable in an apocalyptic world?” asks a person on Reddit. ”Blogging,” is the most shared answer, followed by “slideshow making” and “social media managing.” “Sitting in front of a computer all day,” super important. “Having no idea how to do anything or get anywhere without Google” is just obvious, apocalypse or not.

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Stina (#686)

Sadly I have thought about this due to watching “The Walking Dead” (I’m not a prepper! Really! I want to go out in the first wave!)but I think ….
1. Large animal vet. Think about it. Has to be able to do a huge variety of medical procedures with amateur help and in less than ideal conditions.
2. Wilderness/hunting guide. Has to be able to deal with people and can hunt for food. Good with traps for food and/or security.

OhMarie (#299)

@Stina Oh, these are both really good–I like wilderness/hunting guide. If it was actually your profession, you’ve probably dealt with some bad stuff, too, like crappy weather when you weren’t expecting it.

Megano! (#124)

Any kind of medical training would probably pretty good. Even if you flunked out of med school you’d probably still be in pretty high demand.
I have none of these skills though. I guess I could write the only surviving account of the apocalypse.

I suspect that gang leaders and homeless people would do fairly well.

TARDIStime (#1,633)

Butcher. We’d have to kill and eat animals, but I realised the other day that I’d have no idea how to go about skinning and gutting an animal after I caught it.

Also: Herbologist/botanist. We probably would only be able to maintain minimal agricultural establishment, so we’d have to rely on what we could gather. But how to we know that particular mushroom/herb is not poisonous, hmmm?

+1 homeless people!

TARDIStime (#1,633)

@TARDIStime Oh, and some kind of Scouts Leader, too. They’d know how to build shelter properly and purify water all other kinds of nifty survival skills!

Brunhilde (#78)

I feel like I would be better off than most. I grew up in the woods, have hunted and foraged, I’ve raised and butchered livestock, I’m pretty crafty, I’ve lived off the grid, and I have a rifle. I’d have to get to my dad’s gun safe in Cali to get it though, so I probably shouldn’t rely on that.

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