Jobs The Most Interesting Jobs in the World  

Erica Scheidt
33.8k votes 2.9k voters 65.9k views 53 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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CIA Agent is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
CIA Agent
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812 423
Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
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777 416
FBI Agent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
FBI Agent
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764 457
Travel Writer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Travel Writer
5
684 411
Private Detective is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Private Detective
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617 439
Fighter Pilot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fighter Pilot
7
573 411
Zookeeper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Zookeeper
8
216 117
Actor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
EthanLloyd added
9
541 440
Storm Chaser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Storm Chaser
10
612 517
Video Game Tester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Video Game Tester
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488 411
Musician is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
BrennaChapman added
12
482 421
Stunt Person is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Stunt Person
13
491 435
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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431 412
Chocolatier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
15
450 440
Computer Hacker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Computer Hacker
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137 100
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Kaizerchief added
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355 376
Theme Park Owner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
MatthewGill added Theme Park Owner
18
373 417
Park Ranger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Park Ranger
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115 98
Firefighter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Allyson Cuper added
20
341 382
Investigative Journalist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Investigative Journalist
21
377 438
Bounty Hunter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Bounty Hunter
22
353 412
Robotics Engineer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Robotics Engineer
23
357 418
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Airline Pilot
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358 438
Skydiving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Skydiving Instructor
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316 395
Travel Tour Guide is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Travel Tour Guide