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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
2,949 1,852
Movie Critic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Critic

2
3,725 1,190
Private Island Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Private Island Caretaker

3
2,355 1,214
Holiday Reporter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Holiday Reporter

4
4,100 763
National Geographic Traveler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Traveler

5
2,306 1,278
Hollywood Actor & Actress is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Hollywood Actor & Actress

6
1,561 1,678
Writer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

7
2,790 1,109
Car Tester is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Car Tester

8
2,586 1,099
Chocolate Taster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Chocolate Taster

9
2,037 932
Photographer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

10
2,375 1,197
Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

11
2,326 911
Secret Agent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

12
1,485 1,218
Mystery Shopper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

13
1,278 969
Music Producer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Music Producer

14
1,548 1,027
Toy Tester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Toy Tester

15
1,138 799
Artist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
sue ru artist added Artist

16
1,570 898
Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Astronaut

17
1,410 1,148
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

18
1,740 940
Waterslide Tester is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Waterslide Tester

19
1,161 980
Rock Star is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rock Star

20
1,382 618
Food Tester is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Food Tester

21
1,136 588
True Detective is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added

22
824 1,245
Journalist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Journalist

23
708 1,164
A-List Stylist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
A-List Stylist

24
1,246 852
Scientist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Scientist

25
781 1,091
Movie Make Up Artist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Make Up Artist

26
976 513
Voice Actor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Day Sleeper added Voice Actor

27
738 256
National Geographic Photograph... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Photographer

28
1,271 651
Adventurist Blogger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Adventurist Blogger

29
886 1,041
Fortune Cookie Writer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Fortune Cookie Writer

30
1,128 469
Ice Cream Tester is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Mbbk6214 added Ice Cream Tester

31
1,053 920
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
699 477
Interior design is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

33
626 630
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

34
1,022 715
Professional Mattress Jumper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Professional Mattress Jumper

35
1,016 1,053
Beer Tester is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Beer Tester

36
464 1,018
Translator is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Translator

37
531 649
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
551 866
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
528 950
Magician is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Magician

40
529 741
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner

41
502 830
Bartender is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
ginalyn claridad added Bartender

42
733 465
FBI Profiler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added FBI Profiler

43
682 493
Party Planner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
HollyMiller added

44
726 838
Engineers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Engineers

45
577 834
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

46
711 847
Princess is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
DebraDeLeon added

47
544 766
Duvet Tester is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Duvet Tester

48
474 717
Sports Announcer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Sports Announcer

49
624 438
Interior Designer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Interior Designer

50
436 288
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.