Jobs The Most Interesting Jobs in the World  

Erica Scheidt
32.9k votes 2.8k voters 63.6k views 52 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

2
786 413
CIA Agent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
CIA Agent

3
752 405
FBI Agent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
FBI Agent

4
741 441
Travel Writer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Travel Writer

5
668 401
Private Detective is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Private Detective

6
609 425
Fighter Pilot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fighter Pilot

7
560 394
Zookeeper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Zookeeper

8
200 107
Actor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
EthanLloyd added

9
528 428
Storm Chaser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Storm Chaser

10
597 504
Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester

11
472 399
Musician is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
BrennaChapman added

12
469 409
Stunt Person is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Stunt Person

13
475 421
Ice Cream Taster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Ice Cream Taster

14
417 398
Chocolatier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

15
435 424
Computer Hacker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Computer Hacker

16
120 88
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Kaizerchief added

17
344 363
Theme Park Owner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
MatthewGill added Theme Park Owner

18
365 404
Park Ranger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Park Ranger

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332 370
Investigative Journalist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Investigative Journalist

20
350 407
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Airline Pilot

21
365 430
Bounty Hunter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Bounty Hunter

22
100 88
Firefighter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Allyson Cuper added

23
341 403
Robotics Engineer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Robotics Engineer

24
351 426
Skydiving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Skydiving Instructor

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324 411
Diving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Diving Instructor