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List Rules Don't vote on your personal dream job, but the careers that you think would be most interesting on a day to day basis

Believe it or not, not every single job has to be completely miserable. You can actually get yourself one of many unique careers where you're not required to stare at a computer screen all day like a zombie, biding counting down to quitting time. Like all the interesting jobs that we've compiled on this list, there are actually some interesting careers out there that switch it up on a daily basis, throwing different responsibilities and opportunities your way that most nine to fivers would only dream of. So what are the most interesting jobs in the world?

Of all the dream careers that we've compiled on this list, which career do you think would be the most interesting? Did Jackass strike a particular chord with you, making you think that you'd be a great stunt person? Were you inspired by Eat, Pray, Love, and can think of nothing better than becoming a travel writer? Or are you a big animal lover, and would love nothing more than to become a zookeeper? Some of these are even super interesting jobs that pay well, but all are rewarding and keep you on your toes.

Even if you find yourself at a soul-sucking job, there's still hope for you! Or if you're just starting out, hopefully this list will give you some inspiring career options. If you're looking for the most interesting jobs, look no further. From astronauts (going into actual outer space!) to ice cream tasters (delicious) and ski patrol (sign us up!), there's an interesting career path out there, no matter what your interests may be.

Do you already have a cool job you think people should know about? Add it to this list if it isn't already below, and be sure to upvote the most awesome, rewarding, and truly interesting careers listed.
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Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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CIA Agent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
CIA Agent

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FBI Agent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
FBI Agent

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Private Detective is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Private Detective

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Travel Writer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Travel Writer

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Fighter Pilot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fighter Pilot

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Zookeeper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Zookeeper

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Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

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Storm Chaser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Storm Chaser

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Musician is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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Stunt Person is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Stunt Person

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Theme Park Owner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Theme Park Owner

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Ice Cream Taster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Ice Cream Taster

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Chocolatier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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Computer Hacker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Computer Hacker

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Park Ranger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Park Ranger

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Bounty Hunter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Bounty Hunter

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Robotics Engineer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Robotics Engineer

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Actor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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Skydiving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Skydiving Instructor

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Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Airline Pilot

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Investigative Journalist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Investigative Journalist

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Winemaker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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Diving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Diving Instructor

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Travel Tour Guide is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Travel Tour Guide

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Brew Master is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Brew Master

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Firefighter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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Event Planner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Event Planner

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Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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Nurse is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fashion Designer

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Professional Gambler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Professional Gambler

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Food Scientist is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Food Scientist

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Talent Agent is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Talent Agent

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Ski Patrol is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Ski Patrol

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

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Air traffic controller is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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Art Therapist is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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City Planner is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
City Planner

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Software Developer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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Fact Checker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fact Checker

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Football Coach is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Football Coach

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Cheese monger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Cheese monger

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Epidemiologist is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Epidemiologist

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Sherpa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Sherpa