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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692 372
Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

2
678 380
CIA Agent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
CIA Agent

3
646 379
FBI Agent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
FBI Agent

4
644 397
Travel Writer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Travel Writer

5
591 370
Private Detective is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Private Detective

6
548 394
Fighter Pilot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fighter Pilot

7
490 356
Zookeeper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Zookeeper

8
143 60
Actor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
EthanLloyd added Actor

9
544 462
Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

10
470 392
Storm Chaser is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Storm Chaser

11
420 360
Musician is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
BrennaChapman added Musician

12
421 376
Stunt Person is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Stunt Person

13
413 381
Ice Cream Taster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Ice Cream Taster

14
368 363
Chocolatier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

The Best Jobs in the World

15
389 388
Computer Hacker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Computer Hacker

16
310 322
Theme Park Owner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
MatthewGill added Theme Park Owner

17
297 340
Investigative Journalist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Investigative Journalist

18
323 378
Park Ranger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Park Ranger

19
318 373
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Airline Pilot

20
332 392
Bounty Hunter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Bounty Hunter

21
314 373
Robotics Engineer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Robotics Engineer

How to Get a Girl to Like You

22
329 395
Skydiving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Skydiving Instructor

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282 351
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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71 63
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Kaizerchief added Surgeon

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289 380
Diving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Diving Instructor

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279 379
Winemaker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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60 69
Firefighter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Allyson Cuper added Firefighter

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31 25
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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247 356
Event Planner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Event Planner

30
250 368
Brew Master is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Brew Master

31
217 325
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fashion Designer

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37 49
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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24 28
Game designer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
DmitriiSapelkin added Game designer

34
219 354
Nurse is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
StevenHess added Nurse

35
16 19
Psychologist is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Giacomo Bonnier added Psychologist

16 Movie "In Jokes" You Probably Didn't Notice

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209 357
Professional Gambler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Professional Gambler

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183 338
Food Scientist is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Food Scientist

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173 330
Translator is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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182 356
Talent Agent is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Talent Agent

40
169 356
Ski Patrol is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Ski Patrol

41
153 328
Art Therapist is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
BrennaChapman added Art Therapist

42
173 371
Air traffic controller is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

43
152 339
City Planner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
City Planner

44
151 338
Fact Checker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fact Checker

45
150 345
Software Developer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

46
129 310
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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114 342
Cheese monger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Cheese monger

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121 362
Epidemiologist is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Epidemiologist

49
126 383
Sherpa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Sherpa