Scrolling through google and finding online posts of usual occupations , i have seen some REALLY unusual occupations such as being a mermaid . Yes , a mermaid . Others such as professional Lego builder really had me thinking what is a unusual and unconventional job.
One’s view of ‘unusual’ may vary from others depending on the environment that you grow up in.For example , we have always been told by our parents that cockroaches are ‘dirty little pests’ , therefore it is unusual to find someone who love cockroaches c: . However , in the insect world , cockroaches are actually considered as the compulsive fastidious(vEry attentive) cleaners. And if we grew up in an environment knowing that cockroaches are clean , maybe we would have caught some and play with it ( just kidding ) . (Source : http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/are-cockroaches-dirty-as-we-all-believe)
The unusual occupation that i want to talk about is professional Ethical Hacker.The reason why i chose this profession was because from young , i have always thought of hackers as criminals . Occasionally hearing my relatives talk about hackers made me think that all hackers are up to no good . Thus , coming across this profession has really piqued my interest as an ethical hacker is the complete opposite from what i thought .
An ethical hacker is a computer and networking expert who systematically attempts to penetrate a computer system or network on behalf of its owners for the purpose of finding security vulnerabilities that a malicious hacker could potentially exploit.They then document them and provide actionable advice on how to fix them so the organization can improve its overall security.An ethical hacker is sometimes considered as a legal hacker. ATMs , point-of-sales devices and surveillance systems may have weakness and are the target of both good and bad hackers .
Despite now knowing more about ethical hacker , i am not interested in becoming one . The reason why i chose this occupation to share about was because i was curious to know more about it as my course in polytechnic is Information Technology .This from , i think that it is okay for people to have unusual occupation as long as they like it themselves .