Popular Opinion The Best Jobs in the World  

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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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2,888 1,818
Movie Critic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Critic

2
3,643 1,167
Private Island Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Private Island Caretaker

3
2,300 1,189
Holiday Reporter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Holiday Reporter

4
4,028 748
National Geographic Traveler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Traveler

5
2,261 1,255
Hollywood Actor & Actress is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Hollywood Actor & Actress

6
1,520 1,652
Writer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

7
2,743 1,083
Car Tester is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Car Tester

8
2,530 1,083
Chocolate Taster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Chocolate Taster

9
2,002 906
Photographer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

10
2,337 1,171
Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

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2,285 890
Secret Agent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

12
1,453 1,195
Mystery Shopper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

13
1,252 949
Music Producer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Music Producer

14
1,523 1,009
Toy Tester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Toy Tester

15
1,113 780
Artist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
sue ru artist added Artist

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1,537 885
Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Astronaut

17
1,382 1,123
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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1,715 917
Waterslide Tester is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Waterslide Tester

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1,138 957
Rock Star is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rock Star

20
1,350 608
Food Tester is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Food Tester

21
1,111 575
True Detective is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added Detective

22
812 1,228
Journalist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Journalist

23
698 1,144
A-List Stylist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
A-List Stylist

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1,220 838
Scientist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Scientist

25
767 1,076
Movie Make Up Artist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Make Up Artist

26
955 501
Voice Actor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Day Sleeper added Voice Actor

27
716 249
National Geographic Photograph... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Photographer

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1,247 644
Adventurist Blogger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Adventurist Blogger

29
872 1,022
Fortune Cookie Writer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Fortune Cookie Writer

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1,106 454
Ice Cream Tester is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Mbbk6214 added Ice Cream Tester

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1,036 900
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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684 464
Interior design is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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609 612
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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1,006 699
Professional Mattress Jumper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Professional Mattress Jumper

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999 1,037
Beer Tester is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Beer Tester

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449 995
Translator is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Translator

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514 638
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

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538 851
General Manager of a Company is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
General Manager of a Company

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515 936
Magician is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Magician

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520 723
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner

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495 809
Bartender is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
ginalyn claridad added Bartender

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715 456
FBI Profiler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added FBI Profiler

43
664 483
Party Planner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
HollyMiller added Party Planner

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713 817
Engineers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Engineers

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568 813
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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701 820
Princess is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
DebraDeLeon added Princess

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537 749
Duvet Tester is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Duvet Tester

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464 704
Sports Announcer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Sports Announcer

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606 427
Interior Designer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Interior Designer

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422 273
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.