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List Rules Vote up the coolest dream careers & professions

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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1
2,977 1,868
Movie Critic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Critic

2
3,757 1,199
Private Island Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Private Island Caretaker

3
2,377 1,221
Holiday Reporter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Holiday Reporter

4
4,142 767
National Geographic Traveler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Traveler

5
2,323 1,287
Hollywood Actor & Actress is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Hollywood Actor & Actress

6
1,574 1,691
Writer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

7
2,807 1,116
Car Tester is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Car Tester

8
2,609 1,105
Chocolate Taster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Chocolate Taster

9
2,057 934
Photographer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

10
2,387 1,207
Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

11
2,342 918
Secret Agent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

12
1,493 1,226
Mystery Shopper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

13
1,289 976
Music Producer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Music Producer

14
1,553 1,039
Toy Tester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Toy Tester

15
1,146 807
Artist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
sue ru artist added Artist

16
1,584 905
Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Astronaut

17
1,422 1,152
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

18
1,748 951
Waterslide Tester is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Waterslide Tester

19
1,165 992
Rock Star is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rock Star

20
1,147 591
True Detective is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added

21
1,390 626
Food Tester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Food Tester

22
832 1,253
Journalist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Journalist

23
711 1,172
A-List Stylist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
A-List Stylist

24
1,256 855
Scientist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Scientist

25
787 1,098
Movie Make Up Artist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Make Up Artist

26
982 517
Voice Actor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Day Sleeper added Voice Actor

27
747 258
National Geographic Photograph... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Photographer

28
1,277 655
Adventurist Blogger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Adventurist Blogger

29
891 1,047
Fortune Cookie Writer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Fortune Cookie Writer

30
1,136 474
Ice Cream Tester is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Mbbk6214 added Ice Cream Tester

31
1,060 927
King & Queen of United Kin... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
King & Queen of United Kingdom

32
707 478
Interior design is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

33
632 634
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

34
1,026 721
Professional Mattress Jumper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Professional Mattress Jumper

35
1,018 1,059
Beer Tester is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Beer Tester

36
467 1,025
Translator is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Translator

37
536 651
Children's Book Author is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Children's Book Author

38
553 870
General Manager of a Company is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
General Manager of a Company

39
529 956
Magician is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Magician

40
531 746
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner

41
505 836
Bartender is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
ginalyn claridad added Bartender

42
737 468
FBI Profiler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added FBI Profiler

43
688 494
Party Planner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
HollyMiller added

44
730 843
Engineers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Engineers

45
582 837
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

46
717 853
Princess is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
DebraDeLeon added

47
545 771
Duvet Tester is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Duvet Tester

48
475 722
Sports Announcer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Sports Announcer

49
633 439
Interior Designer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Interior Designer

50
443 288
Bakery Owner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Alaina Hillman added Bakery Owner I'd love to have my own small bakery some day.