Professional Witch: 19 Day Jobs & Career Paths for Witches
Wouldn’t it be nice to live in the woods in a perfect little cabin surrounded by herbs and animals? We all have dreams and those dreams are totally attainable. BUT we need money in order to make our dreams a reality, right? And money comes from having a steady job. Witches need jobs and careers just like muggles do. Here we provide ideas for day jobs and career paths for the professional witch.
Day Jobs and Career Paths for Witches
By night you’re a wand-wielding, candle-burning, tea-brewing witch. As much as we’d like to be our true witchy selves all day every day, the truth is that day jobs for witches are necessary. It’s about choosing a day job that inspires you AND puts food on the table. And if you’re looking for career paths for witches, first identify YOUR passion in life. Now think about how you can combine your passion with witchcraft and make money off of it. Sounds difficult, but it’s actually not that hard when you put some thought into it.
Here are just a few ideas for the Professional Witch:
1. Metaphysical Shop Owner
I think every witch dreams of owning their own metaphysical witchy shop. If you’re a witch and you haven’t thought about it at least once, I’d be shocked. You have an option of working as an employee in a metaphysical shop which could be a fun day job for witches OR working towards a career path of owning a metaphysical shop of your own. Which leads me to the next career path for witches:
2. Professional Psychic
Most metaphysical shops make the lot of their money from the services they provide more so than the merchandise. A fitting career path and day job for witches is to use your abilities and get paid to do tarot readings, palm readings, crystal ball readings, and more. Depending on the shop you work in, you can make good money using your witchy skills and helping others at the same time.
3. Reiki Master
Professional witches typically like to choose career paths that are somewhere in the spiritual or healing industries. To be a Reiki master combines spirituality and alternative healing. Reiki is a Japanese energy technique that reduces anxiety and promotes healing. It takes time to become attuned (certified) and you must work your way up the ladder, so to speak, from level 1 Reiki practitioner to a full-blown Reiki master. HOWEVER, once a Reiki master, you could open a practice, charge for your services, and/or offer classes.
4. Farming and Gardening
There are so many options for jobs in the agricultural field that would be perfect for the professional green witch. I’m not talking Monsanto or anything detrimental. I mean running your own small organic farm. Teaching gardening classes. Becoming a master gardener and selling your produce. This day job for witches could turn into a career path AND keep the green witch working in her favorite place – with hands in the soil!
5. Midwives and Holistic Nurses
While we know the medical field is great for so many reasons but also has its many faults, we also know that professional witches are needed in the medical field. A. Because witches are natural healers and B. because the medical field needs people who are compassionate, see into the other worlds, and are willing to make the necessary changes. Career paths for witches include professional midwife and holistic nurse.
6. Acupuncturist and Herbalist
Many witches love herbs, so why not choose a career path that promotes herbalism and healing? Acupuncturists use acupuncture plus herbs and other healing modalities to aid their patients on the path to wellness. Professional witches could choose this career path and intertwine their love for herbs and healing AND make money.
7. Witchy Small Business Owner
Do you love to sew? Cook? Do you make things with your hands or have a hobby that you’re passionate about? Think about how you could turn your passion into a career path. Many professional witches choose to open a witchy small business and put their witchy skills to work! Start by selling your product or service online and begin building your witchy business which will blossom into a full blown witchy career path before you know it!
8. Witchy Author
I’m partial to writing, if you couldn’t tell. I have combined my love for writing with my love for witchcraft AND I am making money off of the venture. If you’re a professional witch with a love for writing, consider choosing a career path as a witchy author. You could write non-fiction books on witchcraft OR witchy fictional books. Screenplays are also an option for witchy authors.
9. Veterinarian or Animal Rescue
Many witches are animal lovers at heart. Have you considered choosing a career path as a veterinarian or animal worker of some kind? Animals need healing and care, too and witches are typically wonderful with animals of many kinds. Animal rescues, veterinary clinics, and farms are all great places for witches to work
10. Bee Keeper As a Witchy Career
Bees were once considered sacred animals in the ancient world. Today, we know much of our food production relies on pollination by pollinators such as honeybees and bumblebees. But most of us aren’t doing anything to help the bee population. If you’re particularly drawn to the outdoors, and to helping wildlife, consider a professional witch career in beekeeping and relocating. My friend has made a living doing exactly that – keeping bees but her main mode of money-making is safely relocating honeybee hives. People call her from all over the local area to come and remove bees from unsafe places and relocate them somewhere they can thrive.
11. Lead Brewer Or Cellar Manager
Believe it or not, brewing beer is inherently magical and has been a sacred process for thousands of years. Before people knew how to purify water, beer was one of the main beverages that kept folks hydrated. In fact, in ancient Egypt, laborers were paid in bread and beer. Another fun fact – women used to be the main beer brewers up until the fifteen hundreds. Up until a time when men began accusing female brewers of witchcraft. Read more about that here. I know a witch who not only brews, but is a co-owner of a brewery. She infuses magical herbs and crystals into full moon brews and dedicates these brews to inspiring goddesses.
12. Witchy Tattoo Artist
If you have a knack for drawing or painting, and want to turn it into a career, consider a path in tattooing. We seriously need more witchy tattoo artists out there. They are difficult to find. Not every tattoo artist is fun to work with and most don’t understand the sanctity of a spiritual tattoo. If we had more witch tattoo artists, that might change.
13. Nail and Hairstylists
Many witches enjoy weaving magick into their hairstyles and even in their choice of nail polish and designs. If you’re good at doing hair and nails, why not pursue a job in cosmetology and/or nail design? Every time I get my nails done, I always wish I was going to another witch who would have no issue coming up with witchy nails embellished with moons, stars, runes, etc. And a witchy hairstylist? How is that a boon to the witchy community? Hair is considered sacred to many magical traditions, including to many witches. Our hair is part of our true power and defines our personalities. Having a witch hairstylist who understands that would be amazing!
Are you that witch who always seems to have a bouquet of fresh flowers in your kitchen? Or loves gathering wild flowers in the Spring? Are you a flower witch? If so, the path of florist may be right for you. Flowers are literally our Mother Earth’s way of showing us she loves us. And just having flowers around us evokes certain emotions and memories. Sunflowers bring us joy and laughter. Lilies remind us of loved ones and good times. Roses tell us someone loves us. Imagine imbuing your magick into every bouquet you craft. That magick will go out into the world and spread.
15. Chef or Pastry Chef
Do you find your magick is most potent in the kitchen? Kitchen witches should consider going to culinary school or pastry chef school and pursue a career in the culinary arts. Truthfully, if I could go back to school and do it all over, this would be my witchy career path. I find my magick flourishes in the kitchen – baking bread, making meals, brewing tea, etc.
16. Park Ranger
To say I’ve never thought of a career as a park ranger would be a lie. Why would this be good for witches? Most witches enjoy being outside…being in nature. If you’re particularly a outdoorsy person, going to work every day and caring for a nature park would be sublime. Your responsibilities include caring for wildlife, trees and plant life, but also making sure the visitors to the park are safe and don’t cause trouble.
Book witches rejoice! I’ve figured out the perfect job for you…a librarian. I picture myself walking down aisles and aisles of occult books, breathing in the magical fumes of ancient words and bindings. Can you smell it now? If so, this may be the career path for you, my book witch friend. Keep in mind, being a librarian actually requires a master’s degree. So, if you’re serious about this one, you’re in for the long haul in the educational department.
18. Historian or Anthropologist
One of my best witchy friends has her degree in anthropology. Many witches have an obsession or downright addiction to history, archaeology and museums. If you’re the witch whose favorite class was history in school, and you can picture yourself digging up an Egyptian tomb, pursuing a history degree may be the path for you.
19. Fashion Designer or Seamstress
Women have been designing, dying, weaving and sewing textiles since the beginning of time. In fact, witches were sometimes accused of flying on distaffs and spindles in the Medieval Times. Why? Because this was a daily duty of a housewife…one in which women could often lose themselves in the moment. Zone out and go into a trance like state. Not to mention the deities who are intimately linked to weaving – The Norns, Fates, Berchta, Freya, and Spider Grandmother, to name a few. If you’re into fashion or love sewing, fashion design, styling or sewing is a witchy option.
Don’t like any of these professional witchy career paths?
As said previously, think about that one thing in life that you’re most passionate about. Combine it with your witchy skills and knowledge and think about how you can turn that into a day job or career path. It could be anything! Artwork, fitness, business, fashion, healing, teaching, and so much more. Professional witches are needed in EVERY industry if only for our unique way of seeing things. There are hundreds of day jobs and career paths for witches just waiting for a witch like you.
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