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

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625 349
CIA Agent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
CIA Agent

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587 353
FBI Agent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
FBI Agent

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578 367
Travel Writer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Travel Writer

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547 346
Private Detective is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Private Detective

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516 365
Fighter Pilot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fighter Pilot

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449 330
Zookeeper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Zookeeper

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511 433
Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

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441 367
Storm Chaser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Storm Chaser

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392 342
Musician is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
BrennaChapman added Musician

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393 352
Stunt Person is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Stunt Person

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382 356
Ice Cream Taster is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Ice Cream Taster

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96 46
Actor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
EthanLloyd added Actor

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348 342
Chocolatier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

The Best Jobs in the World

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358 374
Computer Hacker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Computer Hacker

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296 301
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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307 350
Park Ranger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Park Ranger

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318 367
Bounty Hunter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Bounty Hunter

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300 351
Robotics Engineer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Robotics Engineer

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296 352
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Airline Pilot

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314 378
Skydiving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Skydiving Instructor

The Best Places to Meet Women

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273 325
Investigative Journalist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Investigative Journalist

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265 333
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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280 360
Diving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Diving Instructor

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270 361
Winemaker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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47 48
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Kaizerchief added Surgeon

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48 51
Firefighter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Allyson Cuper added Firefighter

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243 352
Brew Master is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Brew Master

80 Great Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree

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231 344
Event Planner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Event Planner

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19 15
f1 racer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
kk555 added f1 racer

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196 314
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fashion Designer

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209 338
Nurse is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
StevenHess added Nurse

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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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198 343
Professional Gambler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Professional Gambler

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3 3
Psychologist is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Giacomo Bonnier added Psychologist

The Best Qualities in a Woman

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8 16
Game designer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
DmitriiSapelkin added Game designer

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163 313
Translator is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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169 326
Food Scientist is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Food Scientist

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171 343
Talent Agent is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Talent Agent

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164 341
Ski Patrol is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Ski Patrol

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166 354
Air traffic controller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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144 315
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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146 327
Software Developer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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144 323
City Planner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
City Planner

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143 323
Fact Checker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fact Checker

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121 294
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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108 328
Cheese monger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Cheese monger

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113 347
Epidemiologist is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Epidemiologist

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114 363
Sherpa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Sherpa