Total Nerd The Best Superhero Day Jobs  

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List Rules Vote up the superhero whose day job is best for superhero work.

Being a superhero is hard work in and of itself, but many superheroes have day jobs that keep them busy as well. Whether for financial reasons (Spider-Man), secret identity hiding reasons (Batman), or to blend in an learn about mankind (Superman), many superheroes need to hold down their day jobs, in order to keep their superhero lives afloat.

Sometimes though, there is that sweet magical little sweet spot where these superheroes actually LIKE their day jobs. The superheroes on this list have those rare jobs that work for both personas - super and civilian alike. Vote up the best superhero whose day job is best for superhero work!
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Batman


Batman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Superhero Day Jobs
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Day job: Billionaire and busy socialite

No day to day obligations. You're not expected to be anywhere. In fact, being a pompous, spoiled rich kid allows you certain excuses and freedoms to NOT be anywhere and everyone expects you to be constantly out of town. As an added bonus, with regard to keeping your secret identity a secret, no one thinks you're smart enough to be a hero. Imagine if Paris Hilton was Batgirl - no way.

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Iron Man


Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Superhero Day Jobs
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Day job: Genius, billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist

This job allows Tony to be as eccentric as he needs to be, doesn't have any work obligations whatsoever, and being a noted scientist adds a certain credibility. Oh, and he's Iron Man, publicly.

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Flash


Flash is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Superhero Day Jobs
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Day job: Police officer, forensic scientist, and rescue worker

It helps if your superhero day job keeps you informed of all criminal activity that goes down around in the city and if you accidentally slip info while under your civilian alias, it would seem less out of place. You have much more access to resources and information than any other superhero day jobs offer and get to save lives both on and off the superhero clock. The only negative would be people noticing you run off to change when things got too serious.

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Green Arrow


Green Arrow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Superhero Day Jobs
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Day job: Billionaire and busy socialite.

No day to day obligations. You're not expected to be anywhere. In fact, being a pompous, spoiled rich kid allows you certain excuses and freedoms to NOT be anywhere and everyone expects you to be constantly out of town. As an added bonus, with regard to keeping your secret identity a secret, no one thinks you're smart enough to be a hero. That pretty blonde Abercrombie model-looking guy is a superhero? Psshhht, no way. 

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