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Useful Apocalyptic Careers

Often Overlooked

By M.L. LewisPublished 2 years ago 3 min read

With many young people across the country completing their college plans and deciding on a major if you haven’t already by now, I figured this would be a good time to discuss those careers that would benefit society after a doomsday situation.


Salary: $50,000-$100,000 a year

Engineers will play the most vital role in the apocalypse. They will be responsible for all the rebuilding projects, from getting the power grid back up and running to solving all the construction issues in our new society. Some can even design products to help aid in medical care and car maintenance.

Construction Management

Salary: $64,000-$140,000 a year

Much like the engineer, they will be beneficial in the rebuilding efforts during the aftermath of a crisis. Many who get a degree in this field often aimed towards a specialty, like architecture or bridges, doubling their value in society.


Salary: Based On Position and Branch

These brave men and women will serve on the front lines during and after a disaster. They will be called upon to set up FEMA camps to help those displaced during the situation. We often call upon them to keep the peace in a riot or martial law event. No matter your interest, there is a job for you in the military.

Business Administration

Salary: $45,000-$75,000 a year

Also known as Business Management. These people oversee and supervise all business operations. They work best at controlling the flow of goods to ensure proper rotation and can set up a rationing system if need be. Those in this field know who is best suited for which type of jobs that needs to be done around camp.


Salary: $35,000-$70,000 a year

Nurses are extremely smart in the medical field. They are trained to handle multiple medical situations at once, advance first aid, CPR, and triage. Nurses go through many rigorous tests in order to climb up the experience ladder in a hospital and often get more hands-on training than a doctor. They are just as qualified, if not more, than any doctor to handle any medical emergency.


Salary: $95,000-$200,000 a year

Mental problems like anxiety, depression, and PTSD will probably skyrocket in the aftermath of disasters. Because of this, psychologists will be in great demand to help those in need. During the clean-up and the months that follow, taking care of your mental health should be on a survivor’s top priority list.

Agricultural Science

Salary: $27,000-$62,000 a year

Farming and animal breeding will become the primary food source for those in a doomsday community. Having an expert in this field will ensure everyone in your group is well fed. There is a lot of work that goes into prepping a field and raising livestock, so you’ll need an expert to help with these tasks. Some are certified butchers and trained to slaughter animals humanely.

Fashion Designer

Salary: $45,000-$75,000 a year

Though strange to see this on here, they play an important role in an apocalypse. Fashion Designers are taught how to assemble clothes in many creative ways with unique materials. They’re trained seamstresses, so they can repair clothing to make them last longer. Some can do cobbler working, meaning instead of assembling clothes, they can put together shoes and boots.

Pharmaceutical Scientist

Salary: $49,000-$114,000 a year

Diseases and epidemics are just going to get worse in an apocalyptic world. They were the leading cause of death in the 1800s, and have killed more people than all the wars combined. A Pharmaceutical Scientist is an expert at designing, developing, and distributing many medications and vaccines. Having one on your team will provide you with the best defense against microscopic killers.

Theatre Arts Management

Salary: $43,000-$65,000 a year

Another interesting entry that has a ton of benefits to the apocalypse. People who major in this field can help put together entertainment events, like talent shows and plays. Entertainment is a valuable source of helping those with mental health issues by providing them with a break from reality. They can also be a fun way to blow off stress and have fun.


About the Creator

M.L. Lewis

Welcome to my little slice of pie. This blog will primarily focus on prepping and homesteading skills with a sprinkle of fiction every now and then.

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