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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
3,020 1,896
Movie Critic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Critic

2
3,803 1,225
Private Island Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Private Island Caretaker

3
2,412 1,243
Holiday Reporter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Holiday Reporter

4
4,202 778
National Geographic Traveler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Traveler

5
2,361 1,306
Hollywood Actor & Actress is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Hollywood Actor & Actress

6
1,599 1,719
Writer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

7
2,838 1,140
Car Tester is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Car Tester

8
2,641 1,128
Chocolate Taster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Chocolate Taster

9
2,093 949
Photographer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

10
2,417 1,232
Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

11
2,382 936
Secret Agent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

12
1,516 1,246
Mystery Shopper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

13
1,317 992
Music Producer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Music Producer

14
1,171 824
Artist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
sue ru artist added Artist

15
1,569 1,060
Toy Tester is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Toy Tester

16
1,616 922
Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Astronaut

17
1,451 1,174
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

18
1,763 976
Waterslide Tester is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Waterslide Tester

19
1,188 1,008
Rock Star is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rock Star

20
1,171 607
True Detective is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added

21
1,411 643
Food Tester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Food Tester

22
846 1,272
Journalist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Journalist

23
716 1,195
A-List Stylist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
A-List Stylist

24
1,282 867
Scientist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Scientist

25
798 1,114
Movie Make Up Artist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Make Up Artist

26
997 529
Voice Actor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Day Sleeper added Voice Actor

27
767 265
National Geographic Photograph... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Photographer

28
1,291 666
Adventurist Blogger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Adventurist Blogger

29
898 1,062
Fortune Cookie Writer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Fortune Cookie Writer

30
1,148 484
Ice Cream Tester is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Mbbk6214 added Ice Cream Tester

31
1,075 937
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
719 485
Interior design is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

33
638 647
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

34
1,039 728
Professional Mattress Jumper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Professional Mattress Jumper

35
550 660
Children's Book Author is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Children's Book Author

36
1,031 1,071
Beer Tester is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Beer Tester

37
474 1,047
Translator is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Translator

38
541 967
Magician is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Magician

39
558 887
General Manager of a Company is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
General Manager of a Company

40
541 756
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner

41
753 475
FBI Profiler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added FBI Profiler

42
510 849
Bartender is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
ginalyn claridad added Bartender

43
701 505
Party Planner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
HollyMiller added

44
736 857
Engineers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Engineers

45
595 848
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

46
723 867
Princess is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
DebraDeLeon added

47
643 444
Interior Designer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Interior Designer

48
481 732
Sports Announcer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Sports Announcer

49
550 784
Duvet Tester is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Duvet Tester

50
456 295
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.