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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
2,709 1,705
Movie Critic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Critic

2
3,401 1,106
Private Island Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Private Island Caretaker

3
2,132 1,111
Holiday Reporter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Holiday Reporter

4
3,777 709
National Geographic Traveler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Traveler

5
2,129 1,187
Hollywood Actor & Actress is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Hollywood Actor & Actress

6
1,431 1,544
Writer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

7
2,589 1,022
Car Tester is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Car Tester

8
2,387 1,031
Chocolate Taster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Chocolate Taster

9
1,894 858
Photographer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

10
2,239 1,120
Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

11
2,160 840
Secret Agent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

12
1,378 1,136
Mystery Shopper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

13
1,182 896
Music Producer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Music Producer

14
1,449 959
Toy Tester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Toy Tester

The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

15
1,036 727
Artist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
sue ru artist added Artist

16
1,444 836
Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Astronaut

17
1,291 1,070
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

18
1,646 875
Waterslide Tester is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Waterslide Tester

19
1,083 910
Rock Star is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rock Star

20
1,269 575
Food Tester is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Food Tester

21
778 1,182
Journalist is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Journalist

Companies with Highest Paid Salary Employees

22
1,026 538
True Detective is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added Detective

23
660 1,105
A-List Stylist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
A-List Stylist

24
1,151 802
Scientist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Scientist

25
731 1,036
Movie Make Up Artist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Make Up Artist

26
901 472
Voice Actor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Day Sleeper added Voice Actor

27
653 227
National Geographic Photograph... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Photographer

28
1,184 621
Adventurist Blogger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Adventurist Blogger

80 Great Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree

29
839 979
Fortune Cookie Writer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Fortune Cookie Writer

30
1,049 427
Ice Cream Tester is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Mbbk6214 added Ice Cream Tester

31
985 862
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
636 436
Interior design is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

33
568 585
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

34
966 1,006
Beer Tester is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Beer Tester

35
428 953
Translator is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Translator

The Best Salary Negotiation Tips

36
958 678
Professional Mattress Jumper is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Professional Mattress Jumper

37
498 896
Magician is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Magician

38
490 607
Children's Book Author is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Children's Book Author

39
512 820
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
495 699
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner

41
475 774
Bartender is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
ginalyn claridad added Bartender

42
630 462
Party Planner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
HollyMiller added Party Planner

The Best Second Careers

43
671 436
FBI Profiler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added FBI Profiler

44
672 783
Engineers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Engineers

45
531 787
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

46
663 787
Princess is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
DebraDeLeon added Princess

47
452 677
Sports Announcer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Sports Announcer

48
516 725
Duvet Tester is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Duvet Tester

49
572 408
Interior Designer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Interior Designer

50
396 257
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.