Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

4 boring industries with the most interesting profits

Are you looking for a change in career? Everyone seems to be looking for something a little different to the average 9-5.

Whether they have big dreams of becoming an influencer (you should have started about six years ago), or they want to travel the world and get paid for it (the world has enough travel bloggers) however did you know that it’s actually what we class as the most boring industries that are slowly becoming the most lucrative.

Not all these jobs involve sitting at a desk for eight hours a day or doing manual labour for even more. Read on and you might be surprised at how interesting these industries actually are.


You’ve probably seen a large amount of signage today; you just haven’t realised. Signage is everywhere, its there for our information, for our safety and to tell us if we’re not allowed to do something that might be illegal. The signage industry was valued at around 45 billion dollars back in 2018 and its only expected to get bigger. Signs are a part of everyday life, so it’s lucrative and there’ll always be a demand for the product. From no parking signs outside city hall to a shoes off sign outside a place of worship. Sign companies are thriving.


Information technology. Or in other words, the team you call when your computer won’t work, or when you accidentally download a virus after opening an email that says you’ve won the lottery. IT work can be menial and dull on a daily basis, however because the world is becoming more digitised, the IT industry is booming. There are many different avenues you can walk within the IT industry, from a mobile app developer, to a computer forensic investigator to a cloud architect! The possibilities are endless and always evolving, the IT industry is here to stay.

Financial services

Working in a bank, helping people move their money in, out and all about doesn’t exactly scream interesting. It is of course an important role that requires a lot of training and trust. However, the financial industry is another trade that is always evolving and constantly changing. From a financial analyst to financial planner, a credit risk manager and so much more. In this fast paced industry you’re always learning, and constant innovation is part of your every day routine.

 Legal jobs

A lawyer, solicitor, barrister, attorney, legal secretary, judge…all these roles can appear rather stuffy and dull. However, ask someone who works in the legal industry what they would do if they could start their career from scratch and they’d all say – law. Those in the legal industry take great pride in what they do, it’s a prestigious role that reflects a higher level of education and knowledge. Not only that, but the salary and benefits are extremely palatable. Lawyers take great pride in their work; they get to meet people from all walks of life and have the ability to make a difference to the every day lives of people. From helping someone win a criminal case to helping a family resolve their differences, job satisfaction is high.