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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

The Most Interesting Jobs in the World Companies with Highest Paid Salary Employees

2
2,571 827
Private Island Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Private Island Caretaker

3
2,816 511
National Geographic Traveler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Traveler

4
1,587 855
Holiday Reporter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Holiday Reporter

5
1,610 903
Hollywood Actor & Actress is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Hollywood Actor & Actress

6
1,068 1,139
Writer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

7
1,983 774
Car Tester is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Car Tester

8
1,785 803
Chocolate Taster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Chocolate Taster

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1,433 651
Photographer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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1,779 904
Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

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1,662 652
Secret Agent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

12
1,065 880
Mystery Shopper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

13
1,164 745
Toy Tester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Toy Tester

14
863 681
Music Producer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Music Producer

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739 527
Artist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
sue ru artist added Artist

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1,071 636
Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Astronaut

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1,336 687
Waterslide Tester is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Waterslide Tester

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939 861
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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841 682
Rock Star is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rock Star

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589 924
Journalist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Journalist

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925 436
Food Tester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Food Tester

22
727 398
True Detective is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added Detective

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519 897
A-List Stylist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
A-List Stylist

24
889 635
Scientist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Scientist

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639 323
Voice Actor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Day Sleeper added Voice Actor

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571 846
Movie Make Up Artist is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Make Up Artist

27
944 502
Adventurist Blogger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Adventurist Blogger

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666 791
Fortune Cookie Writer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Fortune Cookie Writer

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796 315
Ice Cream Tester is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Mbbk6214 added Ice Cream Tester

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397 145
National Geographic Photograph... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Photographer

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780 705
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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828 823
Beer Tester is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Beer Tester

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415 440
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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784 550
Professional Mattress Jumper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Professional Mattress Jumper

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402 741
Magician is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Magician

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447 339
Interior design is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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324 765
Translator is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Translator

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377 477
Children's Book Author is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Children's Book Author

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404 674
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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377 617
Bartender is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
ginalyn claridad added Bartender

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390 573
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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475 354
Party Planner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
HollyMiller added Party Planner

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528 642
Engineers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Engineers

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489 346
FBI Profiler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added FBI Profiler

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395 647
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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362 534
Sports Announcer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Sports Announcer

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524 630
Princess is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
DebraDeLeon added Princess

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432 619
Duvet Tester is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Duvet Tester

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383 611
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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429 323
Interior Designer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Interior Designer