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The Best Jobs in the World

Updated June 11, 2020 130.7k votes 17.0k voters 555.7k views86 items

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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 and most interesting 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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    National Geographic Traveler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    National Geographic Traveler

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    Secret Agent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    Private Island Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    Private Island Caretaker

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    Car Tester is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    Car Tester

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    Photographer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    Travel Writer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    Travel Writer

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    Chocolate Taster is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    Chocolate Taster

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    Hollywood Actor & Actress is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    Hollywood Actor & Actress

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    National Geographic Photograph is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    National Geographic Photographer

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

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    Food Tester is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    Food Tester

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    Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    Astronaut

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    Ice Cream Tester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    Ice Cream Tester

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    Adventurist Blogger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    Adventurist Blogger

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    Voice Actor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    Voice Actor

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    Movie Critic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    Movie Critic

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    FBI Profiler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    FBI Profiler

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    Scientist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    Scientist

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    Waterslide Tester is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    Waterslide Tester

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    Interior Designer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    Music Producer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    Music Producer

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    Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    Artist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    Artist

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    Billionaire's Wingman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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    Billionaire's Wingman

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    Detective is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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