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Somewhere between your dream job and your real job are the best jobs in the world; job titles that some extremely lucky people actually have. While some of the coolest careers also rank among the world's rarest jobs, there are plenty of dream jobs available for the taking (or at least for the applying and the interviewing).

What would be your dream job? What would you love to spend every day doing? If you dream of an extraordinary career that falls outside of the most common jobs in the world, there's a chance you'll find something that tickles your fancy on this list of the best jobs in the world.

Some of the world's best jobs include movie critic, actor or actress, video game tester, and other leisurely pursuits like car tester and holiday reporter. Since not everyone has the same idea about what their top, or even top 10 dream jobs might be, make sure to add your dream profession if it's not already on this list of the coolest jobs in the world.
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Movie Critic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Critic

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Private Island Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Private Island Caretaker

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National Geographic Traveler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Traveler

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Holiday Reporter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Holiday Reporter

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Hollywood Actor & Actress is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Hollywood Actor & Actress

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Writer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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Car Tester is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Car Tester

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Chocolate Taster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Chocolate Taster

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Photographer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

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Secret Agent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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Mystery Shopper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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Toy Tester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Toy Tester

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Music Producer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Music Producer

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Artist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Artist

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Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Astronaut

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Waterslide Tester is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Waterslide Tester

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Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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Rock Star is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rock Star

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Journalist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Journalist

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Food Tester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Food Tester

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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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A-List Stylist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
A-List Stylist

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Scientist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Scientist

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Voice Actor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Voice Actor

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Movie Make Up Artist is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Make Up Artist

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Fortune Cookie Writer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Fortune Cookie Writer

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Adventurist Blogger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Adventurist Blogger

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Ice Cream Tester is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Ice Cream Tester

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National Geographic Photograph... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Photographer

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King & Queen of United Kin... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
King & Queen of United Kingdom

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Beer Tester is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Beer Tester

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Professional Mattress Jumper is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Professional Mattress Jumper

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Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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Children's Book Author is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Children's Book Author

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Translator is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Translator

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Magician is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Magician

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Interior design is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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General Manager of a Company is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
General Manager of a Company

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Bartender is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Bartender

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Bed-and-Breakfast Owner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner

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Party Planner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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Engineers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Engineers

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FBI Profiler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
FBI Profiler

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Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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Sports Announcer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Sports Announcer

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Princess is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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Duvet Tester is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Duvet Tester

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Ambassador of United Nations is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Ambassador of United Nations

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Interior Designer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Interior Designer