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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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2,781 1,752
Movie Critic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Critic

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3,494 1,133
Private Island Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Private Island Caretaker

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2,199 1,141
Holiday Reporter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Holiday Reporter

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3,879 726
National Geographic Traveler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Traveler

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2,186 1,219
Hollywood Actor & Actress is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Hollywood Actor & Actress

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1,475 1,588
Writer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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2,649 1,047
Car Tester is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Car Tester

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2,445 1,052
Chocolate Taster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Chocolate Taster

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1,942 876
Photographer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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2,275 1,146
Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

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2,210 861
Secret Agent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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

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1,210 919
Music Producer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Music Producer

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

List of Companies That Hire Felons

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

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1,478 860
Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Astronaut

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1,326 1,096
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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

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

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1,302 592
Food Tester is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Food Tester

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1,064 554
True Detective is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added Detective

The Most Important Life Goals

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790 1,208
Journalist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Journalist

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675 1,124
A-List Stylist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
A-List Stylist

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1,176 823
Scientist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Scientist

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752 1,054
Movie Make Up Artist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Make Up Artist

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933 485
Voice Actor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Day Sleeper added Voice Actor

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683 239
National Geographic Photograph... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Photographer

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1,205 636
Adventurist Blogger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Adventurist Blogger

The Best Tips for a Successful Interview

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852 999
Fortune Cookie Writer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Fortune Cookie Writer

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1,081 439
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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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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Interior design is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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

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

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983 1,022
Beer Tester is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Beer Tester

Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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

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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

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Magician is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Magician

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521 838
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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512 710
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner

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487 790
Bartender is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
ginalyn claridad added Bartender

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697 445
FBI Profiler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added FBI Profiler

The 30 Worst Things About Working in Retail

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

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

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

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

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

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Sports Announcer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Sports Announcer

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Bakery Owner is listed (or ranked) 49 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. 

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