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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
2,913 1,838
Movie Critic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Critic

2
3,676 1,182
Private Island Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Private Island Caretaker

3
2,324 1,200
Holiday Reporter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Holiday Reporter

4
4,057 757
National Geographic Traveler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Traveler

5
2,278 1,269
Hollywood Actor & Actress is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Hollywood Actor & Actress

6
1,539 1,667
Writer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

7
2,767 1,096
Car Tester is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Car Tester

8
2,556 1,090
Chocolate Taster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Chocolate Taster

9
2,017 920
Photographer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

10
2,357 1,183
Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

11
2,304 899
Secret Agent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

12
1,469 1,207
Mystery Shopper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

13
1,265 959
Music Producer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Music Producer

14
1,535 1,020
Toy Tester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Toy Tester

15
1,124 789
Artist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
sue ru artist added Artist

16
1,550 892
Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Astronaut

17
1,394 1,139
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

18
1,728 929
Waterslide Tester is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Waterslide Tester

19
1,150 968
Rock Star is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rock Star

20
1,366 614
Food Tester is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Food Tester

21
1,122 582
True Detective is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added

22
815 1,239
Journalist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Journalist

23
703 1,157
A-List Stylist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
A-List Stylist

24
1,230 847
Scientist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Scientist

25
770 1,085
Movie Make Up Artist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Make Up Artist

26
961 509
Voice Actor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Day Sleeper added Voice Actor

27
725 253
National Geographic Photograph... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Photographer

28
1,259 647
Adventurist Blogger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Adventurist Blogger

29
879 1,032
Fortune Cookie Writer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Fortune Cookie Writer

30
1,119 463
Ice Cream Tester is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Mbbk6214 added Ice Cream Tester

31
1,045 911
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
691 471
Interior design is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

33
617 620
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

34
1,015 706
Professional Mattress Jumper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Professional Mattress Jumper

35
1,008 1,044
Beer Tester is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Beer Tester

36
456 1,007
Translator is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Translator

37
522 644
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
545 858
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
523 941
Magician is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Magician

40
524 730
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner

41
499 820
Bartender is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
ginalyn claridad added Bartender

42
723 461
FBI Profiler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added FBI Profiler

43
670 488
Party Planner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
HollyMiller added

44
716 829
Engineers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Engineers

45
570 823
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

46
707 831
Princess is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
DebraDeLeon added

47
539 755
Duvet Tester is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Duvet Tester

48
466 712
Sports Announcer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Sports Announcer

49
611 432
Interior Designer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Interior Designer

50
428 278
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.