careers The Most Interesting Jobs in the World  

Erica Scheidt
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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

2
664 371
CIA Agent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
CIA Agent

3
633 370
FBI Agent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
FBI Agent

4
625 387
Travel Writer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Travel Writer

5
581 362
Private Detective is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Private Detective

6
539 387
Fighter Pilot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fighter Pilot

7
482 347
Zookeeper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Zookeeper

8
537 451
Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

9
462 383
Storm Chaser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Storm Chaser

10
127 55
Actor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
EthanLloyd added Actor

11
410 353
Musician is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
BrennaChapman added Musician

12
414 369
Stunt Person is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Stunt Person

13
407 372
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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384 381
Computer Hacker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Computer Hacker

The Best Jobs in the World

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362 357
Chocolatier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

16
304 317
Theme Park Owner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
MatthewGill added Theme Park Owner

17
321 369
Park Ranger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Park Ranger

18
292 333
Investigative Journalist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Investigative Journalist

19
328 383
Bounty Hunter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Bounty Hunter

20
313 365
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Airline Pilot

21
310 365
Robotics Engineer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Robotics Engineer

The Best Steakhouses in Los Angeles

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326 388
Skydiving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Skydiving Instructor

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278 343
Travel Tour Guide is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Travel Tour Guide

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287 371
Diving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Diving Instructor

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61 58
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Kaizerchief added Surgeon

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278 371
Winemaker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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57 62
Firefighter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Allyson Cuper added Firefighter

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28 21
f1 racer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
kk555 added f1 racer

80 Great Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree

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250 361
Brew Master is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Brew Master

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242 351
Event Planner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Event Planner

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210 323
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fashion Designer

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34 43
school teacher is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
kk555 added school teacher

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215 350
Nurse is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
StevenHess added Nurse

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13 13
Psychologist is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Giacomo Bonnier added Psychologist

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20 25
Game designer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
DmitriiSapelkin added Game designer

Zoo Attacks: 22 Idiots Who Climbed The Fence At The Zoo

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205 353
Professional Gambler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Professional Gambler

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178 336
Food Scientist is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Food Scientist

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171 325
Translator is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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178 353
Talent Agent is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Talent Agent

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169 351
Ski Patrol is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Ski Patrol

41
171 368
Air traffic controller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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150 326
Art Therapist is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
BrennaChapman added Art Therapist

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150 335
City Planner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
City Planner

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148 335
Fact Checker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fact Checker

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148 340
Software Developer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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129 304
Football Coach is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
MatthewGill added Football Coach

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119 355
Epidemiologist is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Epidemiologist

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112 338
Cheese monger is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Cheese monger

49
124 376
Sherpa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Sherpa