Unusual Occupations

Research on one such job and share it with the class; try to choose something that you might undertake next tine. Tell us what ‘unusual’ means to you.

The reason to why I chose this box is because I think it is a quite interesting topic to write about and it clears my doubts for what is a “unusual occupation”.

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This photo featured a woman Zaphs Zhang who is a freelance numerologist, but she is the Head of corporate and marketing communications at AIA. She founded Sun Goddess Tarot in 2010, providing all three services; numerology, astrology and tarot-card reading to clients in person, over e-mail and on the phone. She has up to 60 clients a month, earning $2,000 to $3,000.


Numerology is any belief in the divine, mystical relationship between a number and one or more coinciding events. It is also the study of the numerical value of the letters in words, names and ideas. It is often associated with the paranormal, alongside astrology and similar divinatory arts.



  • To understand the basic meaning behind each of the nine `common’ integers.
  • To understand the mathematical principles behind the isopsephy conversion of letters to numbers and vice versa.
  • Be able to obtain information from the client in a calming, persuasive and non-intrusive way.
  • Be able to illustrate findings to the client in a logical and “story-driven” manner that is easy for the person having the reading done to understand.
  • Be comfortable addressing a large audience if giving seminars
  • Be confident with numerological practices and able to explain fully if teaching others.


There are no formal academic barriers to entry, although numerologists who wish to practise professionally will find clients are perturbed by a lack of paperwork, denoting practitioners’ credentials. There are various study-at-home courses and foundation-by-mail type courses which provide a reasonable insight, and are backed by some form of certificate on completion. Holistic colleges are a relatively recent innovation in education, and can furnish would-be practitioners with a certificate of completion also.

Numerologists wishing to give seminars are usually expected to have completed training in-house with the organisation which they will be representing, and some demand quite an intensive input in terms of time, effort and responsibilities.

I think an ‘unusual’ occupation is a job that only a handful of people will take up and it is beyond our normal expectations. I always assume those jobs that appeared on television dramas are fake and they do not actually exist. However a numerologist is surprisingly a career which earn quite a decent salary.




I have learnt that different people have a different opinion/definition of what is unusual to them. Despite so, we should respect one another and accept the different opinions.



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