They say that if you have a job you love, it seems like you never have to feel like working a single day in your life, which can be entirely true, especially if the job also is financially rewarding.
But you can say with almost certainty that the vast majority of people do not have their dream jobs although this does not necessarily mean people hate what they do for a living.
Professions come in all shapes and sizes; some are the typical 9 to 5 office works, others are field jobs where you have to spend hours each day commuting from point A to B, a good portion is freelancing work, and there is a very small percentage filled up with what we call “dream jobs” in which working feels like playing all day long or in some cases, sleeping.
The following professions go beyond any typical job categories, because they are so rare that those who actually get hired to do the works can be considered some of the luckiest people in the entire workforce.
10 Island Caretaker
If a company or someone advertises a job opening and call the vacant position as “the best job in the world” on the Internet, you have every right to be suspicious about it.
For Ben Southall, however, things were exactly like what the ads said.
In 2009, Tourism Queensland opened a recruitment to fill the position of “Caretaker of the Islands” to house-sit the islands of Great Barrier Reef.
Benefits included large salary and free-lodging in a multi-million dollar villa.
After several months, there were more than 34,684 applicants from more than 200 countries. Mr. Southall won the competition and got the job.
9 Professional Snuggler
The world has changed, and a lot of people in it often feel intense pressures from social life and high level of stress from day after day of hard works.
In case you are on the brink of emotional and physical exhaustions, professional snugglers are here to help.
The concept of hiring professional snuggler to help reduce stress level came to surface first in Japan, but now the same professions have made their way to North America.
While some conservatives probably despise the idea as they see it as gateway to pr*stitution, professional snugglers are available for hire.
Anybody who loves chocolate wants to be chocolatier. And because this is chocolate we’re talking about, let us assume billions of people would gladly apply for the job.
A chocolatier is not responsible for making chocolates, but turning the delicacy into works of art.
As pleasant as it may seem, the profession requires someone with strong culinary experience, steady hands, and significant amount of creative mind.
The job is like creating something out of clay, but you are using chocolate instead. When the job is done, the creation still has to taste like chocolate.
7 Unexploded Ordnance Technician
For the more adventurous soul, being an Unexploded Ordnance Technician sounds like a dream job indeed.
The works involve detonating active explosive in a “safe” location away from people and other objects.
In many places of conflicts where bombs, land mines, or artilleries are still often found all over the place, it is the technician’s responsibility to mitigate the threat entirely by finding a space to set those devices off.
Only those with high level of UXO training are allowed to apply. Salary is in the range of $50,000 per year.