Life After Hogwarts And The Many Careers Of The Wizarding World

Just like in the Muggle world people need to go to school and get good marks to get good jobs. That’s not saying that people who have good marks are promised to get a good job or that someone with bad marks is destined to have a bad job. There are many different jobs in the wizarding world from being the Minister of Magic, somewhat of the president of the wizarding world, to Teachers at Hogwarts to even just shop helpers on Diagon Alley. There are different jobs for different types of people, someone who is particularly adept at potions could work at an apothecary or someone who has excellent marks and are particularly brave could make a perfect Auror while someone who has been a thief their entire life could make an adequate Bus Driver for the Night Bus. Just like the more reputable careers of the Wizarding World like jobs within the Ministry of Magic or a Teacher and there are other jobs that aren’t so reputable such as working as a Death Eater or an Illegal Smuggler who sells highly valuable and illegal items such as Dragon Eggs or certain poisons or potions.

There would also be summer jobs for students or part time jobs for people who simply need another job. An Assistant at a Wand Shop or a Potion Shop would be perfect for a young Wizard who wants to find out about the world of working in the Wizarding World.
There are some jobs that have very specific prerequisites or assets such as Gringotts only hiring Goblins for the most part and in the Muggle world with the way things are now this wouldn’t be allowed where an employer would be able to hire people based on the workers race instead of the workers ability. The jobs in the Wizarding world wouldn’t be too different from Muggle jobs in the sense that a lot of jobs would be related, they just need to be ramped up because Wizards have the means to do so. Such as the Wizarding world has Aurors the Muggle world has Police Officers and in the Wizarding world they would have jobs exactly like the ones that there are in the Muggle world such as Shop Clerks,Judges, Taxi Services and even Animal Breeders. Wizards would be able to do Muggle jobs with no problem at all but Muggles would have an overwhelming struggle to try and do jobs in the Wizarding world.

Although Wizards have vastly different jobs than Muggles the same problems still occur such as spies in the government or people trying to take over the highest position in the government. Wizards to however have some relations to very important Muggles such as certain ministers and mayors in order to try and have some grip on the affairs of the Muggle worlds. Some Wizards might end up very high the chain of careers due to hard work and such and as a counterpoint to that some Wizards might end up on the very bottom end of the chain due to slacking and laziness. The difference between the potential hazards of the jobs of the Wizarding world and the jobs of the Muggle world is how easy it is to recover from the potential hazards. If a Muggle were to break their legs or something along those lines they run the risk of never being able to work again and risk ruining their lives. In the Wizarding world if someone was to break both of their legs they would be able to go to the Wizarding Hospital and after some immense pain they would be back to work maybe within a couple weeks.

10 facts about Percy Weasley

  1. Percy Ignatius Weasley is the third son of Molly and Arthur Weasley. He has two older brothers, Bill and Charlie, twin younger brothers, Fred and George, another younger brother, Ron, and a younger sister, Ginny. The Weasleys are a pure blood wizarding family known for their red hair and freckles. When we meet him in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Percy is on his way to Hogwarts as a prefect, complete with a special badge. He is also beginning his fifth year.
  2. When Percy was made prefect, his parents gave him an owl, Hermes, and new robes.  Previously Percy had to wear the hand me down robes of his older brothers as the Weasleys do not have a lot of money. Percy is made Head Boy in his final year at Hogwarts.
  3. Percy is constantly teased by his younger brothers, Fred and George. This constant teasing leads to Percy concealing his relationship with another prefect, Penelope Clearwater, for most of the second book.  This concealment also contributes to Ginny being abducted and nearly killed.
  4. Percy looked after his sister Ginny during her first year at Hogwarts. He makes her take Pepper up Potion because he thought she looked ill.  He also comforts Ginny when she becomes scared that Ron will be expelled.
  5. Percy received perfect scores on his N.E.W.T.S
  6. After he graduates from Hogwarts, Percy goes to work for the Ministry of Magic. He doesn’t work in the same office as his father instead he goes to work in the Department of International Magical Cooperation.
  7. Percy acted as a judge for the event during the Triwizard Tournament. He was filling in for his boss, Barty Crouch Sr. Barty Crouch had been ill since the Quidditch World Series. He primarily communicates with his assistant, Percy, through owls.
  8. After the Triwizard Tournament, Percy is promoted to assistant to the Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge. Percy tells his family expecting them to be pleased, but winds up getting into a huge fight with his father who believes that Fudge is just using him to spy on the Weasleys and the Order of the Phoenix.

“He went completely beserk. . .Her said Dad was an idiot to run around with Dumbledore, that Dumbledore was heading for big trouble and Dad was going to go down with him, and that he –Percy – knew where his loyalty lay and it was with the Ministry. And if Mum and Dad were going to become traitors to the Ministry he was going to make sure everyone knew he didn’t belong to our family any more. And he packed his bags the same night and left.” 

Molly Weasley goes up to London to talk to Percy and he slams the door in her face. He also returns her traditional Christmas jumper, which further devastates her. Percy accompanies Rufus Scrimgeour, the new Minister of Magic, to the Burrow, to covertly recruit Harry Potter. Although Molly is happy to see him and hugs him, he reveals that he will not be reconciling with his family.

  1. Percy doesn’t fully believe that Voldemort has returned until the Death Eaters takeover the ministry. Percy joins his family at the Battle for Hogwarts. Percy and his father reconcile and together they defeat Pius Thicknesse. Percy then fights alongside his younger brother, Fred. He witnesses Fred’s porno and is visibly upset.
  2. After the end of the series, Percy becomes the head of the Department of Magical Transportation and marries a woman named, Audrey, and has two daughters. He names one of them, Molly, after his mother.

20 Facts about Arthur Weasley

  1. Arthur is the patriarch of the pure blood wizarding family, the Weasleys. Every member has red hair and freckles. Arthur is married to Molly Weasley and they have 7 children: Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred and George, Ron, and Ginny. Arthur is considered to be the less strict of the two parents and hence the children are surprised when he and Percy get into a shouting match over Percy’s promotion. Over the course of the series he and Molly begin to regard Harry as their own child.
  2. Arthur works at the Ministry of Magic in the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office.  He is fascinated by every aspect of the muggle world and often peppers Harry with questions about muggle technology.
  3. Arthur attended Hogwarts when he was younger. He was a member of Gryffindor and that is also where he met his wife.
  4. Arthur accidentally let’s slip that Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban. He was discussing the jailbreak with his wife when Harry overheard.
  5. Arthur is present when the Death Eaters attack the patrons at the Quidditch World Cup. He chases after the perpetrators along with other ministry officials.
  6. Along with his wife, Arthur is a member of the reconstituted Order of the Phoenix.
  7. Arthur has a personal rivalry with Lucius Malfoy and has personally conducted a raid on Malfoy Manor to look for any forbidden objects.
  8. Arthur’s son, Percy, is promoted to Junior Assistant to the Minister of Magic after Voldemort’s return. Arthur is convinced that the minister is just using Percy to keep an eye on the Weasleys.  He argues very loudly with his son and this leads to Percy cutting off all contact with his family and leaving home.
  9. Arthur fervently believes in Muggle Equality. This puts him at odd with the Ministry of Magic once it comes under Voldemort’s control. He and his family are watched and must evacuate The Burrow.
  10. Arthur takes part in the Battle of Hogwarts with his wife and children. He reconciles with his son Percy who had come to stand by his family. Arthur and Percy work together to take out the Death Eater, Pius Thicknesse.
  11. Arthur’s secret pet name for Molly is Mollywobbles.
  12. Arthur is devastated when he learns that his son, Fred, has been killed.
  13. Arthur was caned when he was at Hogwarts for being late.
  14. Arthur accompanies Harry when he has to go to the ministry to face a disciplinary hearing for using magic outside of school.
  15. Arthur is both fascinated and confused by Muggle money, telephones and electricity.
  16. Because of his sympathy for muggles, Arthur drafted a law called the Muggle Protection Act. This law enraged several pure blood wizards especially Lucius Malfoy.
  17. Arthur is a powerful wizard and was chosen as one of the leaders during the battle of Hogwarts.
  18. Arthur’s mother, Credella, was a member of the Pure blood wizarding family, The Blacks. She was disowned for marrying Arthur’s father, whom they considered to be blood traitors. It is implied that Arthur inherited his empathy for muggles from his father. This also means that Arthur is related to Sirius Black.
  19. Arthur had at least two brothers.
  20. At the end of the series, Arthur and Molly have 12 grandchildren.

Everything I Know I Learned From Harry Potter: Important Life Lessons From the Boy Who Lived

Books and films are formative influences for the people who interact with them; people carry with them the stories they love. This is true for fantasy movies as much as it is for documentaries—books like Harry Potter have a tendency to leave their mark on the people who enjoy them. 

In the first book, Harry, Hermione, and Ron find themselves chasing after Voldemort. After Ron is injured, Harry and Hermione continue—only to be met with a test that will allow only one person to continue. Hermione volunteers to stay behind, in order to care for Ron. When she tells Harry that he is a great wizard, he says he is not as good at using magic as she is. She responds by saying while she is adept at books and being clever, that there are more important things that can help in a battle, such as friendship and bravery—Harry may not be the best magic-user, but technical skill is only one part of what will get Harry through this battle. Sometimes, the friendships someone has with others, and the knowledge that their friends will support them, is as valuable as weapons or skills. In the end, Voldemort’s army was no match for the family and friends Harry had; the support they gave him, the courage that support led him to claim, and their own bravery, was enough to triumph.

Later on, faced with an establishment that sought only to control them—and the reality of Voldemort returning to power—Harry and his fellow students banded together during his fifth year to create Dumbledore’s Army. With encouragement from Hermione, and additional help from Professor Lupin and Sirius Black, Harry taught his friends and fellow students how to defend themselves. Dumbledore’s Army was an inter-house effort of students, inspired to fight by a rising willful ignorance about the true situation of Voldemort’s return to power. This group of children—many of them underage—taught themselves and each other how to perform magic that most would have believed beyond their skill level. Instead of accepting this complacency in the face of true danger, Dumbledore’s Army risked almost everything to be involved in the secret society, including torture from Delores Umbridge, whose job it was to keep the students of Hogwarts controlled, so that they could not rise up against the Ministry of Magic, the Wizarding government. (Dumbledore’s Army took up the name of their Headmaster as a kind of sardonic joke at the ministry’s expense—the fear was that Professor Dumbledore could and would create an army from his students to take on the ministry.)

In their seventh year, Harry, Hermione, and Ron left school to find and destroy Voldemort’s Horcruxes in order to weaken him enough to finally destroy him. Snape became headmaster, and known Death Eaters not only openly held teaching positions but also used those places of power to torture students. The remnants of Dumbledore’s Army formed a kind of resistance. When the Death Eater Professors wanted them to torture younger students, they refused, and instead took the punishments themselves. The solidarity and resistance that Neville and the rest of Harry’s friends created lasted long enough for Harry to find most of the Horcruxes—and when Harry returned and needed help to find and destroy the rest of the Horcruxes, his friends did not hesitate to fight and risk their lives to help him or to help defend their school. They were invaluable in the battle that saw the end of Voldemort.

As children and people grow, they take with them the lessons they have been taught from their favorite stories, whether they learned them from a book or a film. The Harry Potter books and movies made sure to teach some incredible life lessons.