Culture The Most Interesting Jobs in the World  

Erica Scheidt
31.7k votes 2.6k voters 60.9k views 50 items

List Rules Don't vote on your personal dream job, but the careers that you think would be most interesting on a day to day basis

Believe it or not, not every single job has to be completely miserable. You can actually get yourself one of many unique careers where you're not required to stare at a computer screen all day like a zombie, biding counting down to quitting time. Like all the interesting jobs that we've compiled on this list, there are actually some interesting careers out there that switch it up on a daily basis, throwing different responsibilities and opportunities your way that most nine to fivers would only dream of. So what are the most interesting jobs in the world?

Of all the dream careers that we've compiled on this list, which career do you think would be the most interesting? Did Jackass strike a particular chord with you, making you think that you'd be a great stunt person? Were you inspired by Eat, Pray, Love, and can think of nothing better than becoming a travel writer? Or are you a big animal lover, and would love nothing more than to become a zookeeper? Some of these are even super interesting jobs that pay well, but all are rewarding and keep you on your toes.

Even if you find yourself at a soul-sucking job, there's still hope for you! Or if you're just starting out, hopefully this list will give you some inspiring career options. If you're looking for the most interesting jobs, look no further. From astronauts (going into actual outer space!) to ice cream tasters (delicious) and ski patrol (sign us up!), there's an interesting career path out there, no matter what your interests may be.

Do you already have a cool job you think people should know about? Add it to this list if it isn't already below, and be sure to upvote the most awesome, rewarding, and truly interesting careers listed.
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Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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746 403
CIA Agent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
CIA Agent

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715 397
FBI Agent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
FBI Agent

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709 426
Travel Writer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Travel Writer

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643 388
Private Detective is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Private Detective

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584 416
Fighter Pilot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fighter Pilot

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537 379
Zookeeper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Zookeeper

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178 90
Actor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
EthanLloyd added

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508 413
Storm Chaser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Storm Chaser

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576 490
Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

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451 384
Musician is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
BrennaChapman added

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450 398
Stunt Person is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Stunt Person

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456 408
Ice Cream Taster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Ice Cream Taster

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404 386
Chocolatier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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421 413
Computer Hacker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Computer Hacker

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338 348
Theme Park Owner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
MatthewGill added Theme Park Owner

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105 77
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Kaizerchief added

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323 358
Investigative Journalist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Investigative Journalist

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351 394
Park Ranger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Park Ranger

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337 393
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Airline Pilot

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333 390
Robotics Engineer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Robotics Engineer

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352 416
Bounty Hunter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Bounty Hunter

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344 415
Skydiving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Skydiving Instructor

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84 79
Firefighter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Allyson Cuper added

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311 399
Diving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Diving Instructor

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294 376
Travel Tour Guide is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Travel Tour Guide

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296 396
Winemaker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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48 42
f1 racer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
kk555 added f1 racer

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38 34
Psychologist is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Giacomo Bonnier added

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261 377
Event Planner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Event Planner

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264 383
Brew Master is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Brew Master

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235 345
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fashion Designer

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57 73
school teacher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
kk555 added school teacher

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38 48
Game designer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
DmitriiSapelkin added

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231 373
Nurse is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
StevenHess added

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10 11
Foreign Correspondents is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
AlejaBR added Foreign Correspondents

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202 352
Food Scientist is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Food Scientist

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215 375
Professional Gambler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Professional Gambler

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187 345
Translator is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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195 370
Talent Agent is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Talent Agent

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179 370
Ski Patrol is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Ski Patrol

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166 350
City Planner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
City Planner

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162 343
Art Therapist is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
BrennaChapman added

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185 389
Air traffic controller is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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163 352
Fact Checker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fact Checker

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157 360
Software Developer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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138 325
Football Coach is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
MatthewGill added Football Coach

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135 374
Epidemiologist is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Epidemiologist

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123 361
Cheese monger is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Cheese monger

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131 403
Sherpa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Sherpa