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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
2,292 1,443
Movie Critic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Critic

2
2,912 936
Private Island Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Private Island Caretaker

3
3,254 590
National Geographic Traveler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Traveler

4
1,793 953
Holiday Reporter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Holiday Reporter

5
1,821 1,006
Hollywood Actor & Actress is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Hollywood Actor & Actress

6
1,205 1,297
Writer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

7
2,245 871
Car Tester is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Car Tester

8
2,034 899
Chocolate Taster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Chocolate Taster

9
1,611 733
Photographer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

10
1,963 988
Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

11
1,859 725
Secret Agent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

12
1,175 979
Mystery Shopper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

13
1,277 826
Toy Tester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Toy Tester

14
991 759
Music Producer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Music Producer

The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

15
1,231 709
Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Astronaut

16
836 617
Artist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
sue ru artist added Artist

17
1,073 947
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

18
1,455 763
Waterslide Tester is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Waterslide Tester

19
929 771
Rock Star is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rock Star

20
662 1,022
Journalist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Journalist

21
1,062 491
Food Tester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Food Tester

Companies with Highest Paid Salary Employees

22
835 455
True Detective is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added Detective

23
567 973
A-List Stylist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
A-List Stylist

24
991 700
Scientist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Scientist

25
633 915
Movie Make Up Artist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Make Up Artist

26
739 385
Voice Actor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Day Sleeper added Voice Actor

27
1,034 553
Adventurist Blogger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Adventurist Blogger

28
728 865
Fortune Cookie Writer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Fortune Cookie Writer

80 Great Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree

29
494 174
National Geographic Photograph... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Photographer

30
898 351
Ice Cream Tester is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Mbbk6214 added Ice Cream Tester

31
849 762
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
874 884
Beer Tester is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Beer Tester

33
468 489
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

34
850 594
Professional Mattress Jumper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Professional Mattress Jumper

35
505 369
Interior design is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

The Best Salary Negotiation Tips

36
359 823
Translator is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Translator

37
447 713
General Manager of a Company is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
General Manager of a Company

38
415 518
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

39
427 791
Magician is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Magician

40
407 675
Bartender is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
ginalyn claridad added Bartender

41
420 623
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Bed-and-Breakfast Owner

42
526 389
Party Planner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
HollyMiller added Party Planner

The Best Second Careers

43
550 376
FBI Profiler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added FBI Profiler

44
575 691
Engineers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Engineers

45
446 689
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

46
393 581
Sports Announcer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Sports Announcer

47
461 650
Duvet Tester is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Duvet Tester

48
569 686
Princess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
DebraDeLeon added Princess

49
415 655
Ambassador of United Nations is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Ambassador of United Nations

50
485 351
Interior Designer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Interior Designer