Just because we’re told that we need to grow up and get “real jobs” doesn’t mean we really should. It’s totally possible to follow your dreams and be whatever you want to be (even a mermaid!). Just remember to go into it with open eyes.
Don’t want to sit in an office all day? Try your hand at these offbeat jobs instead. Here five enterprising young women tell us how they got into their respective fields and give us the lowdown on the highs and lows.