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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648 359
CIA Agent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
CIA Agent

3
613 359
FBI Agent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
FBI Agent

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601 377
Travel Writer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Travel Writer

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564 357
Private Detective is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Private Detective

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527 379
Fighter Pilot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fighter Pilot

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465 341
Zookeeper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Zookeeper

8
524 444
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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451 379
Storm Chaser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Storm Chaser

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402 349
Musician is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
BrennaChapman added Musician

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404 361
Stunt Person is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Stunt Person

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110 51
Actor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
EthanLloyd added Actor

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393 365
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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354 350
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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Computer Hacker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Computer Hacker

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301 309
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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314 359
Park Ranger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Park Ranger

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323 374
Bounty Hunter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Bounty Hunter

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306 356
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Airline Pilot

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284 328
Investigative Journalist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Investigative Journalist

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305 359
Robotics Engineer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Robotics Engineer

The Best Howard Stern News Pranks Performed by Captain Janks

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319 383
Skydiving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Skydiving Instructor

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273 339
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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283 366
Diving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Diving Instructor

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274 365
Winemaker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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54 54
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Kaizerchief added Surgeon

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55 58
Firefighter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Allyson Cuper added Firefighter

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247 358
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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26 18
f1 racer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
kk555 added f1 racer

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237 348
Event Planner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Event Planner

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204 320
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fashion Designer

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31 40
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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213 346
Nurse is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
StevenHess added Nurse

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10 10
Psychologist is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Giacomo Bonnier added Psychologist

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16 23
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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202 351
Professional Gambler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Professional Gambler

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170 319
Translator is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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174 333
Food Scientist is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Food Scientist

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176 350
Talent Agent is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Talent Agent

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169 347
Ski Patrol is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Ski Patrol

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170 364
Air traffic controller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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147 323
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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148 331
City Planner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
City Planner

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147 331
Fact Checker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fact Checker

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148 336
Software Developer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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129 300
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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111 334
Cheese monger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Cheese monger

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116 352
Epidemiologist is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Epidemiologist

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119 370
Sherpa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Sherpa