Some people were just born to work with their hands. They love the feeling of being able to see a tangible product but they also don’t want to be outside in the elements. If this is you, don’t worry – there are plenty of careers that will let you work with your hands without ever having to leave the comfort of the indoors. Here are three jobs that may be right for you.


If you have a steady hand and an eye for detail, then a career in jewelry making may be for you. Jewelers create beautiful works of art from precious metals and stones. The best jewelers have a keen eye for color and design. They are also skilled in the use of tools and machinery. In this job, you can open your own business or contract for design and repair work for other jewelers, including box store jewelry chains which often do not employ on-site jewelers. The demand for this kind of work is good – just think of all the occasions that involve jewelry, repairs, re-sizing, re-designing, and watch repairs.

Franchise Owner

There are many different types of franchise opportunities available that would allow you to work with your hands. For example, you could open a car detailing franchise and get paid to clean and polish the exteriors and interiors of cars all day. Or, you could be a part of a home renovation franchise where you help customers update their home interiors. There are also other lucrative opportunities such as Mr. Waterheater which specializes in water heater services. Considering that plumbing is such a high-demand specialty working primarily indoors, this would be an excellent opportunity.


Woodworking is a very popular hobby that can be turned into a career. As a woodworker, you would create beautiful handcrafted furniture and other items from wood. You could open your own shop or sell your products online or at local craft fairs. Many woodworkers also work as contractors, creating custom pieces for customers. If you want to go all in, you can invest in a shop to build custom cabinetry for homes and businesses. If you have a passion for woodworking and are skilled in the use of tools and machinery, then this could be the perfect career for you.

These are just a few of the many careers that will allow you to work with your hands without having to step foot outside very often. If you are an artist and like to help others, one of these could be perfect for you!