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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
2,982 1,868
Movie Critic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Critic

2
3,762 1,199
Private Island Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Private Island Caretaker

3
2,380 1,221
Holiday Reporter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Holiday Reporter

4
4,146 768
National Geographic Traveler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Traveler

5
2,328 1,288
Hollywood Actor & Actress is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Hollywood Actor & Actress

6
1,575 1,694
Writer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

7
2,810 1,117
Car Tester is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Car Tester

8
2,613 1,105
Chocolate Taster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Chocolate Taster

9
2,061 935
Photographer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

10
2,393 1,208
Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

11
2,346 919
Secret Agent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

12
1,496 1,226
Mystery Shopper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

13
1,292 978
Music Producer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Music Producer

14
1,555 1,040
Toy Tester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Toy Tester

15
1,149 808
Artist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
sue ru artist added Artist

16
1,588 906
Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Astronaut

17
1,424 1,153
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

18
1,749 953
Waterslide Tester is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Waterslide Tester

19
1,167 993
Rock Star is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rock Star

20
1,149 591
True Detective is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added

21
1,392 627
Food Tester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Food Tester

22
832 1,255
Journalist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Journalist

23
711 1,174
A-List Stylist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
A-List Stylist

24
1,259 856
Scientist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Scientist

25
789 1,099
Movie Make Up Artist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Make Up Artist

26
985 517
Voice Actor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Day Sleeper added Voice Actor

27
747 260
National Geographic Photograph... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Photographer

28
1,278 656
Adventurist Blogger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Adventurist Blogger

29
892 1,047
Fortune Cookie Writer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Fortune Cookie Writer

30
1,138 475
Ice Cream Tester is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Mbbk6214 added Ice Cream Tester

31
1,061 928
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
708 478
Interior design is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

33
633 634
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

34
1,027 721
Professional Mattress Jumper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Professional Mattress Jumper

35
1,019 1,060
Beer Tester is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Beer Tester

36
469 1,025
Translator is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Translator

37
538 651
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
553 872
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
532 956
Magician is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Magician

40
533 746
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner

41
505 838
Bartender is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
ginalyn claridad added Bartender

42
739 469
FBI Profiler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added FBI Profiler

43
689 495
Party Planner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
HollyMiller added

44
731 844
Engineers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Engineers

45
584 839
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

46
719 854
Princess is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
DebraDeLeon added

47
546 772
Duvet Tester is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Duvet Tester

48
634 439
Interior Designer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Interior Designer

49
475 724
Sports Announcer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Sports Announcer

50
444 289
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.