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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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2,137 1,342
Movie Critic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Movie Critic

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2,728 879
Private Island Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Private Island Caretaker

3
3,008 550
National Geographic Traveler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Traveler

4
1,673 903
Holiday Reporter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Holiday Reporter

5
1,696 960
Hollywood Actor & Actress is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Hollywood Actor & Actress

6
1,128 1,215
Writer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

7
2,105 822
Car Tester is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Car Tester

8
1,893 854
Chocolate Taster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Chocolate Taster

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1,511 692
Photographer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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1,871 939
Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

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1,756 687
Secret Agent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

12
1,120 921
Mystery Shopper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

13
1,216 782
Toy Tester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Toy Tester

14
919 715
Music Producer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Music Producer

15
1,154 669
Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Astronaut

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778 570
Artist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
sue ru artist added Artist

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1,393 725
Waterslide Tester is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Waterslide Tester

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1,002 903
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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882 720
Rock Star is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rock Star

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618 966
Journalist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Journalist

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987 465
Food Tester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Food Tester

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772 423
True Detective is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added Detective

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541 928
A-List Stylist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
A-List Stylist

24
936 663
Scientist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Scientist

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596 875
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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680 351
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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694 823
Fortune Cookie Writer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Fortune Cookie Writer

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977 526
Adventurist Blogger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Adventurist Blogger

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436 157
National Geographic Photograph... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
National Geographic Photographer

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840 331
Ice Cream Tester is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
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808 734
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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850 847
Beer Tester is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Beer Tester

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438 457
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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814 569
Professional Mattress Jumper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Professional Mattress Jumper

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473 348
Interior design is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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337 788
Translator is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Translator

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421 689
General Manager of a Company is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
General Manager of a Company

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407 763
Magician is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Magician

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391 498
Children's Book Author is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Children's Book Author

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406 591
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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389 637
Bartender is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
ginalyn claridad added Bartender

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494 368
Party Planner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
HollyMiller added Party Planner

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547 662
Engineers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Engineers

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513 356
FBI Profiler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Rhymis added FBI Profiler

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417 662
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jobs in the World

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375 553
Sports Announcer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Sports Announcer

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441 632
Duvet Tester is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Duvet Tester

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539 654
Princess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
DebraDeLeon added Princess

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395 628
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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453 331
Interior Designer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Jobs in the World
Interior Designer