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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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2,103 1,316
Movie Critic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Critic

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2
2,688 864
Private Island Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Private Island Caretaker

3
2,953 540
National Geographic Traveler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Traveler

4
1,653 886
Holiday Reporter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Holiday Reporter

5
1,672 947
Hollywood Actor & Actress is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Hollywood Actor & Actress

6
1,111 1,194
Writer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

7
2,072 807
Car Tester is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Car Tester

8
1,859 841
Chocolate Taster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Chocolate Taster

9
1,492 681
Photographer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

10
1,840 929
Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

11
1,730 678
Secret Agent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

12
1,106 908
Mystery Shopper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

13
1,196 770
Toy Tester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Toy Tester

14
903 700
Music Producer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Music Producer

15
768 553
Artist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
sue ru artist added Artist

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1,131 657
Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Astronaut

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1,376 711
Waterslide Tester is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Waterslide Tester

18
984 890
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

19
871 705
Rock Star is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rock Star

20
607 952
Journalist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Journalist

21
969 458
Food Tester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Food Tester

22
759 417
True Detective is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added Detective

23
535 920
A-List Stylist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
A-List Stylist

24
924 658
Scientist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Scientist

25
590 868
Movie Make Up Artist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Make Up Artist

26
671 345
Voice Actor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Day Sleeper added Voice Actor

27
688 813
Fortune Cookie Writer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Fortune Cookie Writer

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971 520
Adventurist Blogger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Adventurist Blogger

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430 152
National Geographic Photograph... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Photographer

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830 328
Ice Cream Tester is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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798 728
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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846 839
Beer Tester is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Beer Tester

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430 453
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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807 562
Professional Mattress Jumper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Professional Mattress Jumper

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467 345
Interior design is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

36
333 781
Translator is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Translator

37
406 757
Magician is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Magician

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389 493
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

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418 685
General Manager of a Company is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
General Manager of a Company

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386 631
Bartender is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
ginalyn claridad added Bartender

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399 587
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner

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491 364
Party Planner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
HollyMiller added Party Planner

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544 656
Engineers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Engineers

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504 352
FBI Profiler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added FBI Profiler

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408 659
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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370 547
Sports Announcer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Sports Announcer

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439 628
Duvet Tester is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Duvet Tester

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534 649
Princess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
DebraDeLeon added Princess

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390 625
Ambassador of United Nations is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Ambassador of United Nations

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448 328
Interior Designer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Interior Designer