1. Create support networks for arachnophobes and others with debilitating phobias.
Despite Ron’s crippling fears, he willingly went into a forest full of giant spiders for the sake of his best friend – a feat described by Hypable staff writer Ariana as “[…] the equivalent of 12-year-old Harry willingly walking into a forest of dementors without his wand.” Ron could use his experience to help others deal with their own personal Boggarts – whether through therapy groups, talks, or repurposing and teaching the Riddikulus charm.
2. Create award-winning strategies for Quidditch games based on wizard chess.
Ron’s canny chess talents saved Harry’s life in The Philosopher’s Stone but they were hardly ever addressed again in the rest of the series (though International Master Jeremy Silman did get roped in to design the gameplay in the movie). His love for Quidditch presents him with a golden opportunity to put his talents to great use – combining game strategies of two previously unrelated sports for eventual World Cup domination.
3. Teach driving lessons.
For a twelve-year-old wizard with no prior exposure to cars or most Muggle technology, he sure demonstrated better driving skills than many Muggles of legal driving age (who don’t even have to deal with weightlessness). He’d have to fight the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office (maybe his dad Arthur, the Office’s former Head, could help) – but when the wizarding world finally gains another form of transportation Ron would be the best instructor around.
4. Co-manage Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes.
George could certainly use a helping hand after the War, and Ron seems to be the sibling most suited to the role, with his sense of humour and access to the Muggle world (via Harry and Hermione) for toy ideas. Plus he’ll finally be able to give himself the family discount.
5. Be a fuckin’ rock star.
He’s always wanted guts and glory. What better way to do so than rock n’ roll?
6. Go backpacking across the Wizarding World.
That trip to Egypt must have scratched Ron’s wanderlust bug. Now that Wizarding Britain is relatively stabler he’ll get a chance to check out what the rest of magickind are up to – test-driving flying carpets in Bangladesh, studying dragons with his brother Charlie in Romania, and revisting the history of the Salem Witch Trials in the US.
7. Collaborate on a welcoming guide to the Wizarding World for Muggleborns and those raised outside magical culture.
The Weasley family have openly and willingly associated with Muggles and Muggleborns for generations without letting the denouncement of “blood traitor” stop them, and Ron is a prime example of this family generosity. From the very first moment he met Harry (and eventually Hermione) Ron has welcomed them into his home and his world, staving off culture shock and helping to make magical society a little less intimidating. He would be an excellent alum mentor for future Muggleborns at Hogwarts, and with his best friends work together to help newcomers trying to make sense of a system that can be both utterly fascinating and completely confusing.
8. Run an ice cream van.
If Bernie Bott’s flavours are any indication, the possibilities of wizarding ice cream are endless. Pepper Imp Popsicles! Fizzing Whizbee Froyos! Cockroach Cluster Cones!…err, maybe not that one.
Those Gryffindor girls sure know how to have a good time after graduation.
10. Chill out and have a calm bachelor’s life.
The guy has been through hell and back countless times since he was a child, including the loss of his brother and multiple attempts on his life. He deserves a break – quiet, relaxed, free from Dark lords or screaming children.