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
661 370
CIA Agent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
CIA Agent

3
629 369
FBI Agent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
FBI Agent

4
620 387
Travel Writer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Travel Writer

5
578 361
Private Detective is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Private Detective

6
538 385
Fighter Pilot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fighter Pilot

7
477 346
Zookeeper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Zookeeper

8
535 450
Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

9
460 383
Storm Chaser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Storm Chaser

10
124 54
Actor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
EthanLloyd added Actor

11
409 352
Musician is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
BrennaChapman added Musician

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412 367
Stunt Person is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Stunt Person

13
405 370
Ice Cream Taster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Ice Cream Taster

14
382 380
Computer Hacker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Computer Hacker

14 Famous People Who Have PhDs

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361 356
Chocolatier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

16
303 316
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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318 368
Park Ranger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Park Ranger

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290 333
Investigative Journalist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Investigative Journalist

19
327 382
Bounty Hunter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Bounty Hunter

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311 363
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Airline Pilot

21
309 364
Robotics Engineer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Robotics Engineer

51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs

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325 387
Skydiving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Skydiving Instructor

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277 342
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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285 370
Diving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Diving Instructor

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60 57
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Kaizerchief added Surgeon

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276 370
Winemaker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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56 60
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 20
f1 racer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
kk555 added f1 racer

The Worst Traits for an Employee

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249 360
Brew Master is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Brew Master

30
241 350
Event Planner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Event Planner

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209 323
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fashion Designer

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34 42
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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215 349
Nurse is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
StevenHess added Nurse

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20 24
Game designer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
DmitriiSapelkin added Game designer

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12 12
Psychologist is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Giacomo Bonnier added Psychologist

The Biggest Wedding Planning Regrets

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205 352
Professional Gambler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Professional Gambler

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171 323
Translator is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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176 336
Food Scientist is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Food Scientist

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178 352
Talent Agent is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Talent Agent

40
169 350
Ski Patrol is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Ski Patrol

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150 325
Art Therapist is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
BrennaChapman added Art Therapist

42
170 367
Air traffic controller is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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150 334
City Planner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
City Planner

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148 334
Fact Checker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fact Checker

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148 339
Software Developer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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129 303
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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119 354
Epidemiologist is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Epidemiologist

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112 337
Cheese monger is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Cheese monger

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123 375
Sherpa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Sherpa