The magical world of a neurosurgeon-gone-oddly-strange.

Superhero Careers: Dr. Strange from Marvel: Avengers Alliance Credit: Marvel Entertainment, LLC

Superhero Careers: Dr. Strange from Marvel: Avengers Alliance Image Credit: Marvel Entertainment, LLC

Brilliance and being smart is one thing. Having the skills to focus on a career that serves the human nervous-system which includes the brain and spine, takes a lot more than grey matter but also hard work and dedication to the specialization of neurological surgery.

Doctor Strange, also known as Stephen Vincent Strange, takes such skills to the next level by becoming a sorcerer. Probably the best way to think of a sorcerer would be a magician with steroid enhanced skills. Therefore if one combined the likes of David Blaine and David Copperfield with the aptitude of a Medical Doctor like Doogie Howser, M.D you would just about be the value-add needed to become such a superhero.

Superhero Careers with Deadpool and Black Panther (as Ultimate Black Panther) Image Credit: Marvel Entertainment, LLC

Superhero Careers with Deadpool and Black Panther (as Ultimate Black Panther) Image Credit: Marvel Entertainment, LLC

You know that joke where the sumo wrestler, the guy not eating spinach but is eating a heart-shaped herb walk into a bar...well this is it.

They have cool names, fight off the bad guys and seem to like to wear suits that disguise themselves! But what does Black Panther and Deadpool do to pay the rent and keep the lights on during the time when they are not being super cool superheroes. Bear in mind Black Panther is a descendant of royalty so the stuff about lights and rent etc may not apply to him!

Guardians of the Galaxy - Image source and credit: Marvel Comics*

Guardians of the Galaxy - Image source and credit: Marvel Comics*
 
Quite literally their job description is probably the biggest around. Guardians of the Galaxy.
Sorry CEO’s and MD’s out there but this is bigger than any company acquisition. Guarding the Galaxy out ranks the most incredible career descriptions imaginable.
 
However before our five chosen guardians became the protectors of all that we can imagine, they actually had some pretty cool, standard, odd and outlandish everyday careers!

Small, feisty and smart!

Superhero careers: Ant-Man image credit © MARVEL
 
Superhero careers: Ant-Man image credit © MARVEL
 
If you can turn a blind eye to the life of crime that Scott Lang once pursued, it is his career as an Electronic Engineer/ Electronic Technician (he is listed as doing both), you would think they are the same – but they are not! Therefore one can be super smart even though they are super tiny. Yes, we know – very corny!  

Spider-Man artwork courtesy of Marvel Comics

Spider-Man artwork courtesy of Marvel Comics

The superhero sabbatical, year out or gap year adventure...

It is not easy being a Superhero, from saving and protecting the helpless, the planet or the universe from super villains and of course managing a normal secret identity lifestyle – a superhero career is pretty much filled to capacity!
 
However as in the real world, superhero’s do need time off. Time to recharge the batteries and recuperate from a tough workload. Finding a career and hero balance is difficult – but if they did indeed take a break, where would they go to escape the mad rush of their lives?  

Björn Borg and John McEnroe Swedish tennis player Bjorn Borg (right) shakes hands over the net with American tennis player John McEnroe after winning the final of the Men's Singles tournament, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6 to become champion at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London on 5th July 1980. (Photo by Chris Smith/Popperfoto/Getty Images)Featured on OriginalSteps.com
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Swedish tennis player Bjorn Borg (right) shakes hands over the net with American tennis player John McEnroe after winning the final of the Men's Singles tournament, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6 to become champion at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London on 5th July 1980. (Photo by Chris Smith/Popperfoto/Getty Images)