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The Best Jobs For Hipsters

Updated May 1, 2019 3.8k votes 833 voters 122.2k views19 items

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Oh, hipsters; you thrift store loving, American beer drinking, permanent look of disdain having folks are such an interesting slice of society. There are very few popular professions that really suit the temperament of a hipster; jobs that involve being nice to people, waking up before noon, wearing a uniform, and/or using the art history degree they toiled away at are all strictly unsuitable for the modern hipster. That said, you have to wonder: what are the best jobs for hipsters?

Think criticism, think alcohol, think endless opportunities to talk about yourself and you will start to conceive of jobs hipsters have. From art in its many forms to anything that involves speaking derisively about something another person has put effort into, the many professions of hipsters put to use the few likes (and myriad dislikes) of the hipster mentality. Here, in one sure-to-be-dismissed-by-hipsters list, are all the careers hipsters like (so much as they can like something that other people already like).

If you're looking to further your research into hipster sensibilities, you may also want to check out these voteable lists of hipster bands, hipster movies and brands that hipsters love.
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    Hipsters detest contact with other people and love talking about themselves, so this job- which can be completed at home or on the sidewalk in front of some coffee shop so that people know they're blogging- is a perfect fit.
    Is this perfect for hipsters?
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    Music Critic

    Music Critic
    Photo: RadioActive / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain

    Hipsters love to talk about music you haven't heard of, so this is a tough one for hipsters to commit to. On the one hand, you get to give your opinion- good or bad- on a band you've discovered (before anyone else) to anyone who will listen.

    On the other, once you've told people about this band, you obviously can't be into them anymore because hipsters only like things other people don't know about or don't like.

    Is this perfect for hipsters?
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    Craft Beer Brewer

    Craft Beer Brewer
    Photo: Visitor7 / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA 3.0
    What better way to drink a beer before anyone else has than to brew it yourself? 
    Is this perfect for hipsters?
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    Professional Student

    Professional Student
    Photo: Ambadyanands / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA 4.0
    If you never graduate (or graduate enough times), you never have to get a job and become beholden to "the man" and his corporate agenda.
    Is this perfect for hipsters?