Outdoors Dream Job? Meet Your ‘Epic Occupation’

Guide a whitewater river? Commandeer an avalanche cannon? We’ll bet your guidance counselor never told you about these career options.


A new project from GearJunkie, sponsored by YETI, aims to help adventurous souls find their calling. Our ‘Epic Occupation’ page offers details, photos, and resources on a spread of ‘epic’ jobs in the outdoors.

mountain rescue worker
Search-and-rescue professionals on the big granite of Yosemite National Park

See what extreme career suits you best. Learn what it takes, and how much you make, if you are lucky (or crazy) enough to work one of these 20 Epic Occupations.

avalanche patrol
Avalanche patrol worker fires a cannon to initiate a slide

–The Epic Occupations generator is sponsored content presented in collaboration with YETI.