Culture The Most Interesting Jobs in the World  

Erica Scheidt
32.3k votes 2.7k voters 61.6k 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

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763 407
CIA Agent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
CIA Agent

3
731 400
FBI Agent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
FBI Agent

4
728 433
Travel Writer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Travel Writer

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655 396
Private Detective is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Private Detective

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595 422
Fighter Pilot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fighter Pilot

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551 385
Zookeeper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Zookeeper

8
187 98
Actor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
EthanLloyd added

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520 419
Storm Chaser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Storm Chaser

10
588 496
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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462 390
Musician is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
BrennaChapman added

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459 403
Stunt Person is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Stunt Person

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463 414
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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413 391
Chocolatier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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429 419
Computer Hacker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Computer Hacker

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115 82
Surgeon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Kaizerchief added

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340 356
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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360 399
Park Ranger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Park Ranger

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329 362
Investigative Journalist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Investigative Journalist

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360 420
Bounty Hunter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Bounty Hunter

21
343 400
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Airline Pilot

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336 397
Robotics Engineer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Robotics Engineer

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347 422
Skydiving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Skydiving Instructor

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91 82
Firefighter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Allyson Cuper added

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302 382
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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317 406
Diving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Diving Instructor

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302 404
Winemaker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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53 48
f1 racer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
kk555 added f1 racer

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44 42
Psychologist is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Giacomo Bonnier added

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268 389
Brew Master is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Brew Master

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264 384
Event Planner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Event Planner

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239 351
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fashion Designer

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44 54
Game designer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
DmitriiSapelkin added

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59 84
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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235 379
Nurse is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
StevenHess added

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2 1
Pornstar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Pornstar

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11 17
Foreign Correspondents is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
AlejaBR added Foreign Correspondents

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219 379
Professional Gambler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Professional Gambler

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3 4
Model is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
bkolek added Model

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203 358
Food Scientist is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Food Scientist

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189 350
Translator is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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196 377
Talent Agent is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Talent Agent

43
179 377
Ski Patrol is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Ski Patrol

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167 356
City Planner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
City Planner

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186 395
Air traffic controller is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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166 357
Fact Checker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Fact Checker

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163 351
Art Therapist is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
BrennaChapman added

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160 365
Software Developer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

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138 332
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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135 382
Epidemiologist is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Interesting Jobs in the World
Epidemiologist