Culture The Most Interesting Jobs in the World  

Erica Scheidt
31.2k votes 2.6k voters 60.1k 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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735 397
CIA Agent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
CIA Agent

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705 392
FBI Agent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
FBI Agent

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701 418
Travel Writer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Travel Writer

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635 381
Private Detective is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Private Detective

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578 409
Fighter Pilot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fighter Pilot

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530 373
Zookeeper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Zookeeper

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174 81
Actor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
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Storm Chaser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Storm Chaser

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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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442 380
Musician is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
BrennaChapman added

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446 391
Stunt Person is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Stunt Person

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449 403
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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397 382
Chocolatier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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413 406
Computer Hacker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Computer Hacker

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

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

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

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334 387
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Airline Pilot

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350 411
Bounty Hunter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Bounty Hunter

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328 388
Robotics Engineer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Robotics Engineer

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343 409
Skydiving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Skydiving Instructor

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Travel Tour Guide is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Travel Tour Guide

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308 395
Diving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Diving Instructor

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Firefighter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
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Winemaker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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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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261 371
Event Planner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Event Planner

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263 379
Brew Master is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Brew Master

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234 340
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fashion Designer

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Psychologist is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Giacomo Bonnier added

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

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Foreign Correspondents is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
AlejaBR added Foreign Correspondents

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Nurse is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
StevenHess added

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Professional Gambler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Professional Gambler

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198 348
Food Scientist is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Food Scientist

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185 342
Translator is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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194 367
Talent Agent is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Talent Agent

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178 365
Ski Patrol is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Ski Patrol

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164 347
City Planner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
City Planner

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160 340
Art Therapist is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
BrennaChapman added

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

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163 347
Fact Checker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fact Checker

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156 356
Software Developer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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136 322
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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132 371
Epidemiologist is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Epidemiologist

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121 357
Cheese monger is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Cheese monger

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