Culture The Most Interesting Jobs in the World  

Erica Scheidt
32.6k votes 2.7k voters 62.5k 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

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771 411
CIA Agent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
CIA Agent

3
738 403
FBI Agent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
FBI Agent

4
735 437
Travel Writer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Travel Writer

5
662 399
Private Detective is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Private Detective

6
603 423
Fighter Pilot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fighter Pilot

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555 391
Zookeeper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Zookeeper

8
195 103
Actor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
EthanLloyd added

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525 424
Storm Chaser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Storm Chaser

10
594 502
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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468 396
Musician is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
BrennaChapman added

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465 408
Stunt Person is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Stunt Person

13
470 417
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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415 396
Chocolatier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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433 422
Computer Hacker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Computer Hacker

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118 86
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Kaizerchief added

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342 361
Theme Park Owner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
MatthewGill added Theme Park Owner

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363 403
Park Ranger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Park Ranger

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332 367
Investigative Journalist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Investigative Journalist

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348 403
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Airline Pilot

21
98 85
Firefighter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Allyson Cuper added

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362 428
Bounty Hunter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Bounty Hunter

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340 401
Robotics Engineer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Robotics Engineer

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350 424
Skydiving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Skydiving Instructor

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306 385
Travel Tour Guide is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Travel Tour Guide

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321 409
Diving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Diving Instructor

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56 50
f1 racer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
kk555 added f1 racer

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304 406
Winemaker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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46 46
Psychologist is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Giacomo Bonnier added

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272 391
Brew Master is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Brew Master

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266 388
Event Planner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Event Planner

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240 354
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fashion Designer

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46 56
Game designer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
DmitriiSapelkin added

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63 88
school teacher is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
kk555 added school teacher

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240 380
Nurse is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
StevenHess added

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8 6
Pornstar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Pornstar

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7 6
Model is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
bkolek added Model

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220 381
Professional Gambler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Professional Gambler

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11 20
Foreign Correspondents is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
AlejaBR added Foreign Correspondents

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203 361
Food Scientist is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Food Scientist

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192 351
Translator is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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197 378
Talent Agent is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Talent Agent

43
180 377
Ski Patrol is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Ski Patrol

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168 357
City Planner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
City Planner

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187 396
Air traffic controller is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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168 358
Fact Checker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fact Checker

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163 352
Art Therapist is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
BrennaChapman added

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160 367
Software Developer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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138 333
Football Coach is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
MatthewGill added Football Coach

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135 383
Epidemiologist is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Epidemiologist