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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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2,206 1,381
Movie Critic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Critic

The Most Interesting Jobs in the World Companies with Highest Paid Salary Employees

2
2,815 903
Private Island Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Private Island Caretaker

3
3,121 569
National Geographic Traveler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Traveler

4
1,734 922
Holiday Reporter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Holiday Reporter

5
1,758 976
Hollywood Actor & Actress is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Hollywood Actor & Actress

6
1,172 1,245
Writer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

7
2,161 850
Car Tester is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Car Tester

8
1,954 877
Chocolate Taster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Chocolate Taster

9
1,552 711
Photographer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

10
1,910 964
Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

11
1,803 699
Secret Agent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

12
1,141 945
Mystery Shopper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

13
1,241 804
Toy Tester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Toy Tester

14
956 731
Music Producer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Music Producer

15
1,184 684
Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Astronaut

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807 587
Artist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
sue ru artist added Artist

17
1,036 922
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

18
1,417 739
Waterslide Tester is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Waterslide Tester

19
903 743
Rock Star is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rock Star

20
640 985
Journalist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Journalist

21
1,012 477
Food Tester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Food Tester

22
799 431
True Detective is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added Detective

23
551 946
A-List Stylist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
A-List Stylist

24
961 675
Scientist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Scientist

25
612 889
Movie Make Up Artist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Make Up Artist

26
703 363
Voice Actor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Day Sleeper added Voice Actor

27
712 834
Fortune Cookie Writer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Fortune Cookie Writer

28
996 536
Adventurist Blogger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Adventurist Blogger

29
459 162
National Geographic Photograph... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Photographer

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861 338
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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825 742
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
860 862
Beer Tester is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Beer Tester

33
449 470
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

34
828 579
Professional Mattress Jumper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Professional Mattress Jumper

35
485 357
Interior design is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

36
347 801
Translator is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Translator

37
402 503
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
429 698
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
415 774
Magician is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Magician

40
394 651
Bartender is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
ginalyn claridad added Bartender

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411 605
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner

42
508 377
Party Planner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
HollyMiller added Party Planner

43
531 361
FBI Profiler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added FBI Profiler

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558 673
Engineers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Engineers

45
432 671
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

46
381 566
Sports Announcer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Sports Announcer

47
449 639
Duvet Tester is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Duvet Tester

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553 666
Princess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
DebraDeLeon added Princess

49
406 636
Ambassador of United Nations is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Ambassador of United Nations

50
463 341
Interior Designer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Interior Designer