High-Paying Jobs That No One Wants To Do It
Here are some odd jobs you won’t believe exists.
A lot of people spend their prime years forcing their way in and out of the workplace with their job. Yes, we used the word ‘force’ since most people don’t really have any viable options left to earn money to put down on the table. Some point to the lofty qualifications needed for certain jobs while others blame their lack of academic knowledge, degree, and mastery of a specific craft. These are among the many factors that might affect our ability to pursue our dream jobs.
However, there are a few lucky ones out who manage to get their hands on their dream job without any real effort and hassle. If you are one of these people who want to get out of the traphole of working in a 9 to 5 job that you really hate and would rather go for a job that would make you stand out, you should consider some of the jobs listed here.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the strange and unusual jobs that might make you stand out above the rest!
Pandas are cute and fluffy animals that are adorable and loving at the same time. If you like animals and want to be with them all the time, this might be the best job for you. Being a panda handler, you will not only get a stable job,but also can play with these cute animals! We are of course talking about the job of a Panda Handler.
One of the primary roles of a panda handler is to help these cute and fluffy folks when they are mating. It might, to some degree, be a little awkward at first, but we are sure you’ll get the hang of it in no time. Just a quick tip to make sure you’ll get the most out of this job: perfect the art of being nature’s third wheel, and you should polish any rough edges when it comes to panda handling.
Painting needs practice and a lot of exposure for you to get better. There are also people born with extraordinary skills and talents in many forms of art. If you are looking at working in an industry associated with art and painting, then body painting might be a job that will interest you. Body painting is temporarily applied to the skin of the human body.
Working as a body painter will not only hone your art skills, but you’ll also earn a bit of cash along the way. You just have to take note of a couple of things before you consider switching careers. You might need a couple of personal loans when you are starting out since you’ll be starting out without a lot of connections. But be patient, and soon enough, you’ll build up a massive network of clients in the near future.
A lot of us don’t want to exhaust our gas expenses by getting stuck in traffic during rush hour. Because of that, many people opt towards commuting and using public transport such as subways. However, many people use the subway during rush hour and might experience huge congestion of human traffic during the ride.
If you are concerned with the passengers’ orders and want to earn cash during this activity, a subway pusher might be the job for you. You only have one job for the rest of the day, and that’s pushing the passengers so they could fit in the train. Subway pushers are commonly seen in Japan, and you might need to fly to that country before you can get a contract. Of course, you need to exercise well so that you can do this job more easily.
Doing the same stuff over and over again might push us to the edge and might pose a problem for our mental health. During these times, it is best to have someone by our side who will offer a shoulder to lean on. If you want to be the person people can depend on during rough times, then you might want to consider getting a job as a professional cuddler.
The main requirement of this job is that you should have a good sense of when the right time to cuddle your client is. Don’t worry this is all just professional service, and you won’t be involved in any illegal activity. You also won’t need any lawyers so everything is fine and dandy. As we all know, everyone needs care, and hugging is the most direct way to bring warmth.
If you like to whine a lot and your friends give your crying skills a lot of credit, then you might consider applying as a professional mourner in funerals. That would hone your crying skills even more and — can you believe it? — you’ll also get paid for the services you offer. If you didn’t know, there are various cultures around the world with a tradition of hiring people just to cry at funerals.
You could get big gigs if you spread the word around your neighborhood about the unique service you offer. After all, you’ll have little to no competition in the market, and once you get a big enough reputation, people will be knocking on your door offering to pay you a huge premium to cry in their loved ones’ funerals. Anyway, this job sounds challenging but interesting.
Let’s say you have the look and the personality at your side, but for whatever reason, you are still the only one within your circle of friends who doesn’t have a partner. If this situation doesn’t bother you, then great, but if you are constantly wondering how it feels to have a partner, then you should consider hiring one.
Just like the name implies, there are rental services out there that offer the services of a “partner” for a specified amount of time. If you want your love life to be perfect when you find ‘the one,’ you can probably put a couple of investments in this kind of rental service just to feel the water and perfect your craft. This might also be a good career to pursue if you don’t have anything to do. Moreover, rental partner sometimes will help you stay away from parents’ nagging.
Pet Food Taster
If you are a food junkie who wants to explore all kinds of edible foods in the market (and we mean ALL) and don’t mind exotic food on your plate, then you should try to become a pet food taster — sounds like a strange idea, we know, but some consider it a profession. You’ll have the privilege of eating foods that aren’t out in the market yet, and your taste buds would have a strong impression on how the end product turns out.
Giant pet food manufacturing companies put huge investments into their products, which means you’ll also be getting a big paycheck in exchange for your service. In return, you’ll be able to tell how pet food tastes like and provide valuable feedback to your employer. Apparently,doing this job allows you know more about pet and deeply understand how your pet feel when they are fed.
You’ll need a nose of steel and a whole lot of guts to pull off this kind of profession — we are talking about the job of an armpit sniffer. Companies involved in manufacturing deodorants and perfumes pay people to smell their products in someone else’s body. They also do this to make sure their products are effective and are free from side effects before they hit store shelves.
Of course, we can all agree that sniffing our own armpits is bearable, but these people put their minds, bodies, and souls on the line to give feedback about products that were put in strangers’ armpits. We bet it comes with a huge salary, and that some form of insurance coverage is included in the employment package. This job sounds a bit embarrassing, but it is also very interesting to learn more knowledge.
Water Slide Tester
If you are the kind of person who loves adventures and thrilling stuff, then you might want to go to the nearest waterpark in your area and apply as a water slide tester. The scope of your work will be exactly what the job title says — testing water slides. You’ll have the privilege to be the first person to try any new water slide out there, and that could be a conversation starter anywhere.
The competition might be challenging, but once you get the job, you’ll get a salary big enough to probably cover your mortgage loan. So just make sure your resume will blow them away and always aim to be the company’s first choice and you’ll grab the job in no time. Doing a water-related job in the paradise sounds amazing. But safety must be put in the first place.
Electric Shock Distributor
Many agree that people who are under the influence of alcohol tend to do all kinds of unimaginable things and that’s why sobering up is very important to these kinds of people. However, people in Mexico got an ingenious idea of how to sober someone up instantly — by giving them a touch of electricity. It may sounds a little intimidating but attractive.
Yes, there is actually a professional that operates a certain device that gives a minute amount of shock to anyone who wants to sober up. These people are specially trained for this kind of job and if you want to give it a go, you can then go to Mexico and look for a club. Ask the manager if they need someone to operate the electric device to send electricity to the body of the heavily inebriated.
If you have exceptional talent in shaving hair and beards and you want to step up your game to some degree, then consider applying as an alpaca shaver. Alpaca fleece is some of the most lustrous natural fibers found in nature so they are perfect for making quality fabrics. The alpaca shaver can also effectively help the alpaca to remove excess hair, allowing the alpaca to run more happily on the grassland.
Because of the high demand for alpaca fleece, there’s also a huge spike in hiring alpaca shavers. You won’t need to worry since you are not actually harming the animal. Think of it as if you are just giving them a short haircut to make them neat and beautiful for the rest of the day. You can even give them a style of cut or make them more gorgeous than ever.
Professional Line Stander
It seems like people can order everything and anything online with the use of their credit cards. It is a lot more convenient, almost hassle-free, and you can do it from anywhere. However, as we all have seen in the past couple of years, there are people who want to get their hands on the latest and greatest products on the first day of its release.
One prime example of this was the launch of a premium smartphone where hundreds of people line up just to get the first batch of units.Some of these people camp out a few days before the launch date just to be on the first set of customers and that’s where professional line standers come in. They would get the most convenient spot in the queue and all you need to do is to pay them for their service and everything should be all good to go.
Reality Show Stunt Tester
We bet you’ve seen a couple of scary stunts in one of the reality shows you catch up on your TV set. It could either involve eating unusual treats or just plain sketchy stuff that makes you wonder about the participants’ insurance policies. Before these challenges go live in the studio, they have to make sure it is safe, and to do that, they hire stunt testers.
Stunt testers make money by checking if outrageous feats to be featured on TV are safe. The paycheck is usually higher than a regular job, and it probably includes better compensation packages. However, we can be certain these people put their minds and bodies on the line to make sure everything goes smoothly, and more importantly, safer for the rest of the crew. It seems that safety and salary are both important in this job.
If you got a boat-load of money just sitting around your bank account, it might be time to use your credit card for a shopping spree. You could easily spend a couple of grand just before the sun sets but if that’s not a problem for you, then you can probably go more all-out. However, if you are shopping overseas, you probably might need to hire an assistant, like a personal shopper.
This service is more popular in a couple of shopping centers in China, where you’ll find all kinds of knockoffs and could probably catch you off-guard if you aren’t careful. The main job of a personal shopper is to prevent that from happening by closely examining the products to make sure that you’re getting the original rather than the copy.
A lot of flavorings in the market give you all kinds of quality taste and are pretty much the same as the original ingredients. This can be credited to the chemists who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to put together all kinds of wonderful stuff in their magic flask. After all, that’s what their degrees are for.
Working hand in hand with them would be the flavorists, whose main job description involves tasting and making sure that the cola-flavored drink their companies put on the market taste as advertised. This might be one of the coolest jobs in recent years, and you might be surprised at how competitive the salaries involved are if you manage to land a job in this industry. This job sounds really interesting. There is no doubt that most people want to become a flavorist.
Slot Machine Music Composer
A lot of people find it hard to resist the charm of a slot machine. It probably has something to do with the catch, the bright lights, or the lively music. While the music and sounds are all very “machine-like” to the ear, there’s a person behind the scenes making all that happen, very carefully placing each note. If you have a hidden talent in creating music, then why not try your luck and apply for a music composer for various slot machines.
Slot machines have their own themes going on in the background, and from that, you’ll be able to create one that fits that theme. It would also widen your skillset by exploring other genres in the music scene. However, please don’t make a super interesting song, since the guy that is sitting at the other end of the slot machine might spend their whole credit card balance and life savings because he’s too distracted with the music you’ve created.
Some men seem to have a hard time starting conversations with ladies when they’re on a night out. They are either not confident enough, or don’t know how to deal with ladies properly yet. If one of your friends has this kind of issue and you want to give them a helping hand, you can probably hire the services of a pick-up coach.
Of course, their service comes with a fee, but it might be worth a shot. In fact, for a lot of men, paying to get the confidence to talk to women is totally worth it. On top of that, these pick-up gurus sometimes conduct online classes, allowing one to learn the basics of talking to women in the comfort of their homes. It is like a full-blown seminar, giving them information to help them succeed.
License Plate Blocker
Traffic jams are a huge problem for countries that are dealing with massive numbers of commuters in metropolitan areas. That’s why authorities implement all kinds of traffic schemes just to control the congestion within their respective areas. That’s what happened in Iran when they went for the odd-even policies during certain days.
However, that didn’t stop a small number of people from hitting the road, even aren’t their vehicles aren’t allowed because of the unusual scheme local lawyers and lawmakers have implemented. They usually do this with the help of a professional license plate blocker. Like what the name implies, the primary role of a license plate blocker is to create obscurity so their clients’ plates wouldn’t be seen by CCTV cameras, allowing them to avoid traffic violations and the associated fines. The job is interesting.
Medical personnel who are pushing for a deeper understanding of sleep patterns and other sleeping conditions need paid volunteers to get the job done. This is how professional sleepers get gigs. These doctors need these guys to enhance their medical understanding of sleep and they are willing to pay a huge deal of money to anyone who wants to be their test subject. In 2013, NASA paid volunteers $18,000 to stay in bed for 70 days. This job can be found in many places, as long as we are good at collecting information about it.
For someone who likes slacking and sleeping on the job, this might be a dream come true. You might even get the employee of the year award with the way you deal with your professional duties. Just make sure you apply to legal studies because you don’t want to be at the receiving end of elicit experiments and other sketchy stuff.
The city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands is considered to be the most bicycle-friendly city in the world. Almost half of the city’s residents use bicycles as their primary form of transportation, and that means they are saving a huge deal of money on gas expenses. The city is also filled with canals and waterways, which means bikes and waterways don’t mesh well.
A lot of motorists accidentally go over the bar and end up sending their bikes into the water. Because of this, bicycle fishing became a viable occupation for citizens of the city. Indeed, there are many bikes to be had from those waterways. The most exciting part of the job, you’ll never know what you’ll end up getting out of the water! The job is to keep the canals clean and safe for the boats. It is also a full-time job with benefits!
Human Statue and Live Mannequins
Live mannequins or human statues have pushed advertising to a new level. They grab attention while filling their audiences with excitement and amazement at how dedicated these people are to their craft. You’ll spot them near a store or establishment staying true to their poses for countless hours.You don’t need fancy education just to get into this kind of industry.
You just need to make a huge investment in your body to make it fitter and more appealing to the masses. However, it is worth mentioning that most human statues and live mannequins typically have a background in performing arts, and experience in this field can give them a considerable advantage over others looking to get into the job. There are even people who use this as their ticket towards street performing. Today there are a number of festivals that still keep the tradition of tableau vivant alive.
If you are an avid fan of Eastern medicinal practice, you probably know what it feels like to have an acupuncture session. This ancient Chinese practice uses fine and sterilized needles to hit specific points in our body. Numerous reports show that acupuncture can cause a huge improvement in someone’s overall health status, and the effect can no longer be taken for granted by giant insurance companies.
If you want to pursue this career path as your bread and butter, you’ll have to undergo extensive training, not only about human anatomy but also in natural energy passageways. It is also worth putting in the time to know the local requirements to become one since each region and state has its own set of standards. The average salary for a Licensed Acupuncturist is $55,000. It will be a good job in the future.
If you think mechanics are all about engine oils, gas, and other funky stuff in the garage, well, think again. There’s another kind of mechanic, and it’s way cooler than your plain old auto mechanic. It is time to meet one of the all-time favorite jobs in terms of machinery, and that’s an elevator mechanic.You can venture into this realm if you have enough knowledge and understanding of how elevators work.
The same level of respect would be applicable if you have a keen understanding of electronics, gears, and anything between. If doing stuff in elevators and escalators is your thing, this is the best career route for you. It has one of the most competitive salaries out there, and there is very little competition in the market, so you’ll land a job right away if you look at the right place at the right time.
A lot of the food items in the grocery store that we buy from using either our cash or credit cards have something in common, and it’s the fact that most of these products came from food scientists. They are responsible for most of the scientific mixes we see in many grocery labels, such as the nutritional facts and other essential nutrients in our food.
It is one of the most stable jobs out there in the market and the number of food scientists in the market today is less than the sheer demand for these kinds of workers. To become one takes a lot of effort and time. First of all, you need to get a college education and end up with a diploma in either food science, chemistry, or microbiology. Entry-level Food Scientists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $40,000 to $50,000 per year or $19 to $24 per hour.
Funeral Service Manager
A manager pretty much handles all the vital decisions of a business. We are sure that they have the same level of duties similar to a funeral service manager. It might not be the most appealing profession in the world and other folks out there prefer not to become part of this business. However, we can’t deny that there is a huge demand for any managerial posts in this kind of industry.
To some of us who’ve experienced the loss of someone, it is a devastating feeling, and working alongside someone who became part of your life can give a degree of reassurance. If you don’t mind the issues that may arise when dealing with the dead and want a unique job, you can apply for such a position, and we are sure you’ll have little to no competition. Indeed, the chances of you landing the job are close to a done deal.
If you aren’t happy with your regular job’s current setup and you have untapped knowledge when it comes to reading weather patterns, it might be time to switch jobs and apply as a meteorologist. Being a science geek will give you an extra advantage, but that’s just a bonus and most agencies don’t have strict preferences — all that really matters is that someone is willing to work for them. Of course, a college degree can give you a little push to the top.
It is considered one of the coolest jobs today, and once you find out the compensation for meteorologists, you’ll be surprised. If you are considering this option, you’ll have to prove to your peers that you are worthy to be one of the company’s main assets. The average salary for a meteorologist in the United States is around $43,000 per year.
The medical industry is becoming a prime destination for those who want to have competitive pay and healthy employee compensation plans such as insurance coverage and retirement benefits. One of the biggest earners in this industry is the nurse-midwife.Nurse-midwives provide all the primary healthcare needs ordered by general practitioners and obstetricians. They are also responsible for providing specialized health plans for patients and expecting moms.
Even mothers who are undergoing postpartum care can also be put under the tender hands of a nurse-midwife. With the level of care they offer, they can expect to get a good amount of cash for all their effort. So if you want to be earning as much, then you might want to consider doing the same thing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, CNM jobs are projected to grow 12% through 2029, much faster than average.
An ocularist has the kind of occupation that you don’t hear about every day. But it is an important job, especially for those who sustained grave injuries that resulted in the loss of their vision. Ocularists work to make a positive difference in the lives of people who have lost one or both eyes due to injury, disease or accident. Yes, we are talking about the real organ itself. They are people who fit artificial eye(s) in their clients, who are often referred to as ocular prostheses.
In simpler terms, ocularists are technicians that gear up, and pretty much maintain, a particular device that would act as their patient’s eye. Though these devices can’t restore someone else’s vision, they provide a more aesthetically pleasing look that, to some degree, can help boost their client’s self-confidence. If you are interested in becoming one, you’ll have to first finish a series of apprenticeships that can last for about five years.
If you want the taste of adventure and want to know what it is like to become an action star but don’t like the crazy Hollywood world, then becoming a bounty hunter might be your best bet for a career choice. Fugitives who broke the law and jumped bail are the bounty hunters’ prized targets, and the former will do everything to find these escapees and apprehend them.
Lawyers will sometimes hire bounty hunters to get vital information from someone to use in a case, so the existence of bounty hunters are valuable to some fields of work. If you like the game of hide and seek and you enjoy the thrill of a chase, then bounty hunting might be the type of work for you. The average bounty hunter will get 100 contracts a year, but most bounty hunters will turn down a contract if there are multiple bounty hunters looking for the same fugitive.
Are you tired of your regular, tedious job that you’ve been doing over and over again? Why not spice things up by sending an application to the CIA for an analyst position? Yes, we are talking about the Central Intelligence Agency not the Culinary Institute of America (although the latter is awesome, too). If you land the job, you’ll be responsible for collecting, analyzing, and distributing information that can be vital to national security, similar to people who monitor various home security systems.
One of the most critical things you need to have in your arsenal would be the ability to relay information as straightforward as possible — this and problem-solving skills. If you think you have what it takes to become an integral part of the CIA’s intelligence and analytic side, then go for it and make that dream job yours.
Other people say that engineering is boring but we bet these people never heard of robotics engineers. They do more than just connect numbers to schematics and plans. In fact, they are more into futuristic projects such as robot toys and equipment.
Robotics engineers are in demand in many industries, especially in show business and exploration. Even manufacturing companies make huge investments in robots for their plants these days for added efficiency and in order to complete tasks quickly. Robotics engineers paved the way towards the age of automation and you can clearly see the value they hold in our current society. What’s more inviting is the fact that there are currently only a handful of robotics engineers out there, so you’ll probably see a huge demand for anyone in this field.
Video Game Tester
A lot of young kids and young-at-heart will surely want to be part of a gaming company that hires people just to play video games. This pretty much breaks the idea that you can’t earn money by playing games on your favorite gadget.
You don’t actually need a degree or educational attainment to become part of this team, just make sure you’re very keen on details and you have enough time to test the game itself. If you meet all the checkmarks here, then that should do the trick. The cool thing about video game testers is that they get to play wonderful game titles before they hit the market. A job like this will even earn you bragging rights, as well as the opportunity to give your thoughts about the games you’ve tested.
Drying Paint Watcher
You might find it odd and weird, but this job truly exists — some people really are being paid to watch paint dry. Yes, some people earn enough money to feed their family by just watching those white lines on the street to dry up and become ready for use.
In fact, there is a man in the United Kingdom that gets paid to paint sheets of cardboard and see how fast the paint mixtures dry up. He does this kind of test in all types of conditions so he can determine how the paint will turn out in different situations. To do this job, It will help to have patience — you’ll be watching paint dry, after all. You will monitor various test subjects over time, and a lot of people just don’t have the patience to deal with those kinds of things.
Many of us watch our favorite television shows and catch our beloved movies during our day off, or during our downtime after a long day in the workplace. Of course, it will surely be awesome to get paid to watch your favorite shows on Netflix — imagine that doing this is part of your job description? If you ask many of us, we bet people would say it is a dream job!
A couple of years ago, Netflix hired a group of people to watch their content before they were available to the public. Besides watching many shows, they also needed to submit reviews and check whether the show had the correct movie tags. These lucky folks probably have lifetime subscriptions and save a ton on their credit cards.
This next occupation is not for the faint-hearted and requires a lot of dedication, as well as nerves of steel. The main reason behind this is because the workmates you will be spending time with during your whole shift — and they are unlike ordinary colleagues — are some of the most venomous snakes in the world. We are talking about snake milkers, and they have one of the scariest jobs.
They are people who harvest different kinds of venom from deadly snakes. They used the harvested venom to make medical serums that can act as antivenom or turned into other kinds of medications. If you guys are interested in this kind of job, you might need top-notch insurance just to make sure you are covered in case something goes south.
Scuba-Diving Pizza Delivery Man
We all know that a pizza delivery man is one of the most common jobs out there, but if you are looking to spice things up to another level, you should consider this an upgrade. Just take a look at a couple of hotels down in Florida and their unique take on how they deliver food to their guests.
If you don’t know, there are a couple of underwater accommodations in various hotels in that state, and there’s only one way to get delicious food on the table, and that’s by scuba diving. Professional pizza delivery men from these hotels trained in scuba diving for months just to deliver pizza and other expensive food to underground dining spots. Well, we can imagine their establishment will take expensive credit cards.
Google Map Trekker
If you want to hike, enjoy nature, and still earn a fair amount of money, you can probably earn a spot in Google as one of their Google Map Trekkers. That means you can see the gorgeous sights nature has to offer and travel to exotic places.
This job is perfect for those who love walking and hiking in places that aren’t accessible to Google Map Cars. Your traveling companion is the giant camera strapped around your back. You may also bring your own cameras during your travel and enjoy the wonderful places you’ll see along the way. Just make sure you have enough gas money for the trip because you don’t want to travel back home on foot.
Music Festival Staff
After spending treacherous hours inside the office working on stressful projects, it would be nice if you can get a weekend escapade filled with lively music and cool jive. That means a concert where you can stretch out and dance to your heart’s content. What’s better than that, you ask? The answer is simple — try working as a music festival staff, and you’ll always be part of the coolest gigs in town!
You’ll have front seat access to some of the coolest concerts and will even have access to the backstage to mingle with musicians for a bit. On top of that, you’ll never have to use your credit card just to see your favorite band perform on stage.
Luxury Bed Tester
If you like to dig yourself into your bed and love to spend time slumbering away to your dreamland, then being a luxury bed tester might be a literal dream job for you. Just take a look at this student from Birmingham City University a couple of years ago. She receives a hefty amount of money just to sleep and try the newest set of beds.
We don’t know what exactly these companies are looking for, but people can’t easily land a job like this from the look of things. However, if you end up as one of their employees, just remember to give your best foot forward and sleep tight as always to make sure you’ll get a positive credit score on their cards.
Cruise Ship Staff
This entry right might be the least weird on this list, but we are pretty sure that a lot of people want this job and list it as one of their dream occupations. After all, who doesn’t want to travel to the coolest places on earth and get paid at the same time?
Cruise ships usually travel through various tourist spots like the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, which means you’ll see some of the most beautiful places on the face of the planet without breaking the bank. Indeed, you won’t have to apply for a loan to travel the world if you work on a cruise ship. That’s just one of the perks of working on a cruise ship, and what’s cooler than that, right?
Global Mobility Specialist
Do you want to travel the globe without using your credit cards as your primary source of buying tickets? Why not apply for a global mobility specialist, and that probably might do the trick. These are the people who have international assignments from their mother company and are usually sent overseas.
One of the primary traits you need to have is the ability to communicate well to various people and efficiently deliver the things you need to achieve while negotiating for a favorable deal. It would be best if you also had a good and strong personality since you’ll use it to deal with other people in the industry. If you have all these traits, and you successfully land the job, you’ll be traveling a lot to various places in the world.
Club and Casino Host
Luxury clubs and casinos all around the world are specifically made for people who don’t have any issues with credit cards – this simply means they are very rich. Because of this, most establishment managers need someone to entertain their guests and entice high-rollers and big spenders to shell out more money than usual. That’s where Club and casino hosts enter the equation.
Hosts usually do whatever it takes to please their VIPs — and they have the authority to call for any additional services to satisfy their guests. If you are interested in becoming a host, just make sure you are good at handling people and their needs. On top of that, you also need to have tons of charisma, are sociable, and are easy to deal with.
If you like alcohol and want to make an investment out of it, it might be better to start working in a brewery and slowly acquire all the skills needed to become a brewmaster. If you think that a brewery is all about mixing beers and waiting for the right time to harvest it, you are just covering the surface of the whole process.
Some people even attend online classes and seminars to make sure they have a perfect grasp of all the basic stuff they need. It includes a bit of organic chemistry, yeast biology, aroma evaluation, and flavor testing. If you want to become a brewmaster in the future, just make sure you understand these thoughts, and everything else would follow.
Professional Healthcare Traveler
The demand for healthcare professionals is through the roof these days and this means there are shortages of personnel in some places in the world. That’s where professional healthcare travelers kick in. They are medical practitioners who travel to areas where there is a dire need for additional hands in their local hospitals.
One of the prime requirements of becoming a traveler is the ability to adapt to any situation, and the ability to react quickly to what’s happening in real-time. They also need someone who can work under pressure and can be surrounded by people who can be considered strangers. That’s aside from the fact that they need to have a degree in a related medical field.
Nail Polish Namer
For those who love pampering themselves in a salon and spending their credit card balance in one go, then you are probably one of the regular customers of your local nail and hair salon. If that’s the case, you must be familiar with some of the nail polishes’ names present in your favorite parlor.
With that in mind, would it be nice if you could come up with a naming scheme of your own? On top of that, you’ll get paid for the effort that you poured into naming them individually. If that’s what you see in your future, then you can probably apply as a nail polish namer. We know it would be nice to sit around the corner of your home and think of various names for their new line of nail polishes.
The internet holds a lot of important information nowadays. Actually, more than you can imagine. Because of that, it became a valuable resource for gathering information, especially if you are looking for details about certain places or establishments.
Investments such as restaurants, hotels, and even merchandise stores hire online reviewers just to boost up the rankings of their respective products on the market. If you are up for the task and you want to enjoy the best things traveling has to offer, then applying for an online reviewer might be your go-to career choice. You just need to become super honest with your comments and judgments. People would look up to and trust you more to a certain degree if you only provide authentic reviews.
Professional Ethical Hacker
With the rise of modern computers and the internet, security has become a significant concern to most people. With that in mind, people hire ethical hackers to ensure their security, such as their home security system and mainframe security.
This profession is perfect for any computer whiz out there that wants to have a crack at the meanest security systems out in the market. They work together with security companies so they could work on their system’s vulnerabilities and weak spots. These testers are usually known around the industry as ‘white hat hackers’ or simply as the ‘good guys of the internet.’ These groups of guys and gals usually operate behind the scenes so they can keep their privacy and identity hidden from the public eye.
People are keener towards pets nowadays compared to what it was like a few decades ago. Because of the massive spike in the number of pets in our society, there are also considerable jumps in our pets’ healthcare demands. Because of the huge demand and limited supply of vets out there, most people use Eastern medicine not only for humans but for their pets as well. One prime example of this would be the increasing popularity of fur-parents getting acupuncture sessions for pets.
Yes, you got that right. Traditional Chinese medicine such as acupuncture can now be done to most pets. Just like how a regular session of acupuncture works for humans, veterinary acupuncture also involves needles that are said to relieve all sorts of chronic pain, fertility issues, and other kinds of allergies in our pets. We have to give huge credit to these guys who use all sorts of techniques just to provide exclusive care to our beloved pets.
They say that the arts can provide relaxation to people and there seems to be enough evidence to support this claim. Just like typical therapeutic sessions, art therapies use various methods to help people relax. If you are interested in this kind of career path, you need extensive training and might need to enroll in a couple of online classes to nurture your skills.
A college degree in counseling or psychology might be beneficial if you want to opt for this route, and a certification from the American Art Therapy Association or AATA (if you live in the United States) will be helpful as well. This is a budding industry in the country and it shows huge potential. If you want to have a lead against potential competitors, you might want to get started in this line of work immediately.
If you have a background in healthcare and support systems, working as a Doula might be a viable choice. Contrary to popular belief, a doula doesn’t need a degree in a field related to healthcare. However, they need to have a strong and assuring personality, with which to carry their clients during some of their darkest days.
Indeed, it is the job of the doulas to complement professional healthcare specialists in their work. Specialists deal with their patients’ overall health status, while a doula focuses on the psychological and emotional side of things. However, it is essential to take note that they are only there to support their clients, motivate them to reach their goals, and not do the job of psychologists and psychiatrists.
Recruitment is one of the most vital parts of employment, and it may also be one of the most tedious steps in the whole process. The whole reason behind this is the amount of energy, time investment, and effort a company makes towards looking for the best candidates for the job.
Giant companies bypass these difficulties by striking deals with headhunters. If you don’t know what headhunters are, they are professional recruiters who look for exclusive talents in exchange for a small fee. Usually, the fee amounts to a percentage of the base salary of a successful hire. That’s a small amount compared to what a company would be spending if it chose to run a recruitment center instead. If you want to be part of a headhunter firm, you need to have connections with people in various industries.
Most young boys back in the day fantasized about working on a train as a train operator or a train conductor. A lot of them, even to this day, still carry that dream into their adulthood, like it was deeply engraved into their psyches. If you think that working as a railroad conductor is no fun, well, you should think about it again.
They are involved in a lot of aspects of the train, like managing the cargo’s overall weight and also in the most basic things, including checking passengers’ tickets. They also act as a mediator in case conflicts between passengers happen. You don’t need a specific college degree if you want to join the gang, so this is a good sign for those who wish to pursue a career in the railroad industry.
If your primary problem involves gas prices and heavy traffic within the city, and you still want to travel around the neighborhood and earn a couple of bucks, then you should consider switching careers and start a new journey as a bike courier.
Bikes are pretty much immune to traffic jams and parking problems. This means you can easily maneuver your way around the city without having issues. Aside from the upsides involved in using a bike as a tool for work, the benefits you’ll get in your body would be top-notch. You’ll not only get fitter and more robust, but you’ll also get healthier. That’s just a few of the returns you’ll get if you opt for a new career as a bike courier.
Color Expert / Color Consultant
Are you tired of looking at the beautiful colors in your windowpane? Why not resign from your current post and apply as a color expert in an organization that employs people who love colors. What do colors mean to this company, you ask? Well, they put a lot of thought into it, and they combine various psychological studies as well as mixtures of colors in their designs. They are usually people who earn degrees and certifications in psychology, or courses similar to that.
They mix and match designs and tones of colors to bring out the specific mood that their clients like. If they are working in an office, they opt for color combinations that motivate and push folks to be more productive. That’s just one of the amazing things one can get from consulting color experts.
Feng Shui Consultant
Chinese people love to consult Feng Shui experts right before doing a significant thing in their life. It doesn’t matter if they would mortgage a new house or buy a new set of wheels. The bottom line here is that Feng Shui experts are a critical piece of their customs and traditions.
The same can be said if they are putting up new investments. Chinese folks consult Feng Shui experts with the hopes of getting good fortune in the business they are about to launch. Suppose you have a keen understanding of the flow of energy to maximize the yields for health, wealth, and overall wellness of life. In that case, you can go through training from professionals and slowly make your way towards becoming a certified Feng Shui consultant.
Fake Social Media Handler
Social media is pretty accessible to a lot of people these days, and anyone can create a fake handler with just a couple of clicks. Because of that, imaginative folks out there make all kinds of fake accounts and sell them to people who need ‘likes’ and social media followers. In some instances, people even use these fake accounts to act as their imaginary friends and partners.
By doing these kinds of things, they can earn a couple of bucks. According to a few reports and studies, a computer whiz can earn as much as $1,000 for his involvement in this kind of dodgy business. If they can only use their creative mind for useful applications, maybe they would get a huge amount of credit from various people in the industry.
Therapeutic Riding Instructor
Therapeutic riding, more commonly known as equine therapists, is becoming one of the most common therapeutic processes in the market today. Participants and instructors engage in a lot of activities that involved domesticated horses, such as grooming their mane and other stuff. They also feed them and ride around the vicinity just to shave off some steam. Because of the interaction with an animal that participants don’t always meet in their everyday life, it makes the experience one of a kind.
The therapists’ approach to the matter significantly improves concentration and other important aspects of their patients. People give a lot of credit to these riding instructors, and this might be another job option for you if you want to be part of the gang.
Horticultural therapy is another therapeutic process that got a lot of credit in the past couple of years because of its unique approach to helping patients. Most people refer to this as ecopsychology, or, in layman’s terms, the usage of plants to help a person’s psychological well-being.
A lot of troubled people find peace with plants and by doing gardening stuff. This kind of process is usually seen in many patients that opt-in for occupational therapy. Horticultural therapy can also be used to help people who have been admitted to rehabilitation centers, prisons, and special schools. Ecopsychology shows a lot of promise based on the results, and we are pretty sure this would hit the mainstream market in the coming years, so make sure you study a thing or two about this approach if you have any plans to enter this industry in the near future.
Can you imagine what it would be like if the famous ship, the Titanic, never encountered the iceberg that caused its demise? Because of this, modern people learned their lesson and created a new occupation: an Iceberg mover. The International Ice Patrol or the IIP is an organization that was specifically made for this.
The main function of an iceberg mover is just like what the name implies — move icebergs to new locations where it is safe for seafarers. They are like a moving company, only this time, they move out huge blocks of ice instead of furniture and other household stuff. Even to this day, they still provide guidance and point ship captains towards safer routes. These professionals have no doubt been able to save many lives.
Dog Surfing Instructor
Surfing and catching waves is a fulfilling activity and we can see why a lot of people spend a lot of money on their credit cards just to fulfill their surfing desires. However, what can be cooler than people who ride waves? Well, our take is dogs on surfboards, but before we go there, first we need a dog surfing instructor.
If you like both dogs and surfing, you might have a shot at becoming a surf instructor for everyone’s four-legged friends. We don’t know if there are any online classes available for surfing, but just to be on the safe side, it would be best if you can get your client’s dog to hit the water on an actual surfboard.
Giant cosmetics and beauty product companies out there make huge investments to make sure their products are safe and effective for use. That’s where face feelers enter the equation. Just like what the name implies, they feel the face of their test subject to make sure their company’s products can give out the best results. They test out various products such as lotions, facial cleansers, and even razors.
If you have exceptional sensation in your hands and you feel like you are spot on when it comes to telling the difference between different skins, then you can probably become part of the group. According to reports, face feelers can sometimes earn around $25 per hour and that’s just a modest amount. There are even instances where a face feeler can earn more than the said amount.
Aircraft Repossession Person
People and companies who find themselves in a massive traphole of loans and debts fear one man above all, and that’s the repo man. However, there’s a specific type of repossession person who is considered a cut above the rest, and this is the aircraft repossession person.
Small and sometimes giant airline companies use banks as their source of funds, but if things don’t go according to the airline company’s plans, banks are forced to repossess some of their clients’ assets. In this situation, an airplane is the most viable option for repossession. However, it will help if you have a capable pilot who understands the mechanics of how that thing operates. If there aren’t any aircraft repossession people out there to do the job, that repossessed plane would still be sitting on the airport’s runway.
If you love chasing down adventures through the luscious green of nature, this profession might leave a strong impression on you. We’re talking about the job of trail builders. Just like the job name implies, trail builders or trail maintenance workers are people who keep trails in good condition. Whether it is for bikers, hikers, climbers, or other kinds of outdoor activities that involve trails, you will pretty much encounter a trail maintenance worker down the road.
We have to give these guys a lot of credit for reducing any possible impact people can have on nature. If you see yourself as an ecowarrior, enjoy the great outdoors, and all the activities in between, then this occupation might be the right one for you.
If you like to spread news to the public and also love studying snow, then the work of an avalanche forecaster might be great for you. This is especially true in areas where snow piles up near mountain slopes, and if things are left unchecked, it could spell disaster and damage to properties in the area. That’s why insurance is critical, especially for budding business ventures nearby.
After excessive snow build-up, the risk of avalanches increases as time flies. As an avalanche forecaster, your main job is to monitor any anomalies that may cause collateral damage to the community near the slopes of the mountain. If you have a degree in some related field or took a science course back in the day, this can put you at a major advantage to get the post.
If you are bored to death in your current job and you like to spend time around pets to relieve some of the stress you accumulated, then you should try this one out. You can apply in a local zoo or your circus troupe as an elephant trainer, and it might be one of the best options available for you.
You can help the elephants draw something and bring out their inner Da Vinci. You can also train them to be the next Michael Jordan in throwing hoops. In some cases, elephant trainers even managed to teach these gentle giants how to sing and dance. We just don’t know if they offer online classes, but if teaching elephants new tricks is your cup of tea, then by all means, go for it.
It is always nice to have an ice-cold ice cream every time you experience a long and bad day in your office. However, what if tasting ice cream becomes something you do every day, and the best thing about it, you’ll get paid to do it.
Ice-cream testers are a real thing, and if you successfully manage to land the job for yourself, then each and every single day will be a treat. Ice-cream tasters can earn more than $50,000 annually, and that’s more than enough to cover all your family’s expenses, including your mortgage and some essential things in your expense book. If you successfully land a job as an ice-cream tester, you’ll have all the bragging rights in the world and can say that you’ve tasted some of the most delicious ice-creams in the world.
Every child’s dream is to become one of Disney’s princesses one day. After all, who doesn’t want to be the gorgeous lady in Disney movies alongside their prince charming? If you have the looks and the talent to back it up, then you can get the chance to become one of them.
Professional Disney Princesses have lower salaries than most of us expect. However, the perks include a compensation package that is just too good to pass up. According to reports, they make around $30,000 a year but the 50% discount on cruises, 40% on food expenses, and free passes to Disney parks might mean a lot for those who have limited balance in their credit cards. If you can live with that, then, by all means, apply as a Disney Princess and show the world what you are made of.
Some kids dream of becoming a princess when they grow up. Some want to see unicorns while others would rather be mermaids. You got that right, and mermaids are one of the top fantasies of little girls out there. With their beautiful and shiny tails and their long and lustrous hair, we bet everyone has envied them at some point in time. However, we’ll share some good news for you, and you’ll appreciate this if you are a mermaid lover.
These professional mermaids earn around $300 per hour on birthday celebrations and other social gatherings. If you are interested in becoming one, you’ll have to prove that you have the right mindset and skills in doing maneuvers while submerged in water. Taking a couple of swimming lessons might also, to some degree, give you an advantage, so make sure you include that as well.
Don’t freak out just yet, the job description for this only involves appearing as a corpse in a television show, so you can take it easy. It may sound horrible and morbid at times, but a lot of people would say it’s one of the coolest jobs out there. You’ll have a movie credit under your name as well as the bragging right that you appeared in a television show.
After just a couple of scenes, you might find yourself $200 richer than before, so it’s definitely a decent side job. We’re sure it will be great, especially if you want something new and are tired of the plain old job you have in the office. It’s also a quick way to earn cash — after all, you’re just lying down underneath a white blanket.
If you think a bridesmaid’s job is easy, you can ask someone who already played a bridesmaid at a wedding and see what their thoughts were. We are pretty sure they would say that it wasn’t easy, but they would agree that it was fun. That’s why there are some people who offer professional bridesmaid services at weddings to save celebrants the hassle of preparing one themselves.
This bridesmaid rental service may cost you around $300 all the way to $2,000. If you are willing to charge those amounts to your credit card and if you don’t mind someone that you don’t know by heart as your bridesmaid, then you should go for it. You can also consider this another career option if you are good at handling people.
Fortune Cookie Writer
Wishing people good luck in their day is very fulfilling and rewarding. However, what if we told you that there are people who earn money by wishing other people good luck with hand-written notes inside a fortune cookie. Yes, you got that right, some people are paid to write the well-wishes that are put inside fortune cookies.
According to reports, fortune cookie writers can earn as much as $40,000 annually, and this goes to show that this profession can be a stable source of income. That amount can easily cover your mortgage expenses, which means you should be fine in the long run. All you need to do is just concoct a prediction, write it down, and hope for the best.
Bed Rest Participant
In the past couple of years, NASA hired a couple of lucky participants as part of their bed rest studies. Yes, the agency paid around $5,000 a month to people just to stay in bed for 87 days straight. The good thing about this was that participants had access to all their needs such as computers, TVs, and video game consoles. On top of that, their credit cards were rendered useless for the time being since food was provided round the clock.
The only catch, if you work as a bed rest participant, you won’t be allowed to get visitors during the testing period. However, a lot of people don’t mind since most of them don’t like visitors anyway. If you are interested in this kind of profession, just make sure you always keep an eye on NASA’s classified ads.
Medical Marijuana Tester
With the rise of dispensaries in various countries that support the use of medical marijuana, there’s a new niche growing, and it has something to do with the effectiveness and the quality of medicinal marijuana. Testers write reviews, create feedback, and provide valuable information on how these establishments can improve their services and their products as well.
If you want to try your luck and see if you are qualified to become one, just make sure you are legally capable of buying these products in the first place. It is also best to ask assistance from lawyers and doctors so you can determine whether you’d be breaking any laws. If everything lines up and you get the green signal, then you should be all set.
Private Island Caretaker
A lot of people will agree that the perfect summer vacation involves quality time with the sand and waves of the sea. This will definitely fit anyone’s social media profile. What if we tell you that instead of having a vacation that lasts a week on a tropical island, you can stay there for a long time while earning cash as well?
Yes, you can set foot on two planets at the same time if you are willing to work as a caretaker of a private island. This means you’ll get the chance to hang out like a guest in your downtime and do regular chores when your place needs some tender care. You’ll also be responsible for maintaining the roofing of any huts on the island. However, it all depends on the contract you and the owners’ lawyers agreed to.
Body Part Model
Every young kid back in the day loved to become the star of the show — which means having fancy clothes, cool-looking hair, and super expensive things. It seems like they don’t mind spending a lot on their credit cards just to look cool and fashionable in public. However, if you want to become a model and don’t have the right resources to showcase all of the things you can offer, why not show off your strong suit and become a body part model.
You got that right. If you have beautiful hands, you can apply as a hand model. If your assets are your legs and feet, you can pursue a career as a shoe model. The possibilities are endless, just make sure you know the body part that can lead you to success.
If you love the outdoors, and dealing with all kinds of exotic stuff in nature doesn’t bother you, then you might have a chance to grab this opportunity. Yes, you might be the right person for the job, and you can simply work as a worm picker.
Worms are pretty delicate and harmful lifeforms, except for those that are considered parasites, of course. However, we can’t deny the impact and usefulness they have for the environment. For people who love fishing, worms are vital as bait. In pet shops, worms are primarily used as a food source for many small animals. All the investment you need for the job is the guts to dig into the dirt to pick up worms from the earth.
We know this might not be the most pleasant job out there but if you like free amusement park rides and you don’t mind cleaning up the mess from other people, then, by all means, go for it. Just keep in mind, you might see people’s breakfast on the wrong side of the fence, so make sure you have both a stomach of steel and nerves of iron.
On the flip side of the coin, the amusement park owners and management team know how important this job is, so they would include extra goodies in your compensation package. It could either be good insurance coverage or a decent retirement plan. Plus, you’ll get all sorts of passes and free rides to use in the amusement park.
Legal Bank Robber
Since the beginning of time, bank robbers have been a problem for many bank owners. They usually use violence, forcing their way into the bank’s premises to do all sorts of nasty stuff. With the rise of modern technology, these robbers have been forced to up their game and utilize modern equipment to counter the security systems used in banks.
Private home security providers and other professionals in the security realm often hire legal bank robbers to simulate robberies so that banks that need protection can determine what they need to do to avoid a real one.If you have a knack for action movies and you think you can crack a bank, then you should give this opportunity a try.
Golf Ball Diver
If you have a strange affection for the sport of Golf but don’t want to play the game for some unknown reason, then you can probably leave your current profession and work as a golf ball diver. At least, you are still on the golf course, and you hit your goal of not playing the game as well. You’ll spend a lot of time collecting golf balls that have found their way to ponds, however.
Of course, you’ll have all the gear you need, like diving equipment and all kinds of protective items so your safety won’t be compromised. However, just to be sure, you get good insurance coverage for your trouble. Just a quick side note, there’s the possibility of snakes in the water, so make sure you exercise extreme caution when diving for golf balls. Better safe than sorry, right?
Paper Towel Sniffer
We don’t know if you’ve noticed it, but most premium paper towels found in the local grocery store have a sweet smell. That’s one of their companies’ marketing strategies to make sure their products appeal to the masses. To ensure the quality of these scents and to make sure the fragrances used are gentle to people’s noses, paper towel sniffers are hired.
Like what the job title implies, they sniff paper towels (sometimes all day) to make sure the products are pleasant to consumer’s noses. They provide feedback, suggestions, and other key information that are vital to a company’s long-term investment plans. We’re sure these towel sniffers go home with free rolls of paper towels, too. Don’t get too excited though because there are only a few openings for this job.