Even though we may not want to, we all have to get a job at some point. However, many people may not realize the range of jobs that are actually available to them.
As they say, “If you choose a job you enjoy – you’ll never work a day in your life!”
Picking The Right Career For You
Were you asked as a kid what you wanted to be when you grew up? Did you say things that were way out of left field (but sounded fun at the time) like astronaut, supermodel, or even president?
Now as an adult, you might think those are too farfetched, but these weird jobs make your childhood fantasies seem normal.
These careers are good for anyone who isn’t suited for a 9 to 5 job or aren’t sure what they want to do.
You will be surprised at how some of your weird skills and passions can make you money.
12 Weird Jobs That Actually Exist
From snake milkers to professional snugglers, these jobs don’t seem real, but many people have made a career out of them. What kind of weird jobs would you want to do?
1. Snake Milker
Snake milkers extract venom from of the most dangerous snakes around. The venom is usually used to create an antivenom for hospitals or labs. It can be sold up to a $1,000 per gram.
Do you love snakes? This might be worth looking into.
2. Professional Bridesmaid
If you love being part of weddings, you can become a professional bridesmaid. Being an undercover bridesmaid means that you would not only stand with the bride during the ceremony, but also act like a personal assistant.
Charges for this can range from $300 to $2,000 per wedding.
3. Professional Mourner
Professional mourners attend funerals and grieve for the deceased. It can cost around $70 for two hours. If you are a good crier, this is the career for you.
4. Face Feeler
It sounds weird, but they are also known as sensory scientists. You can get trained to use your hands to judge the effectiveness of products like lotions, facial cleansers, and razors.
This is a great part time job where you can make $25 an hour.
5. Professional Cuddler
Does nothing sound better than getting paid to snuggle? Professional cuddlers can charge up to $80 an hour to cuddle with strangers.
6. Chicken Sexer
It’s not as bad as it sounds. Chicken sexers determine the gender of a chick. They often rely on their experience and intuition. They are usually hired by commercial hatcheries.
Professionals can make up to $60,000 a year.
7. Professional Line Stander
If you have a lot of patience, you should take care of this niche market—people who hate to wait in lines. You can get really busy during big sales like Black Friday and new product launches.
Rates can vary, but you could earn up to around $1,000 a week.
8. Fortune Cooker Writer
Those little message in fortune cookies are written by real people. If you are smart, witty, and good with words, this may be the field for you.
Cookie manufacturers usually hire freelancers or in-house writers to do this. You could make up to $40,000 a year.
9. Professional Sleeper
Who doesn’t like to sleep? You could get paid to do it. This is can go in two ways, one is that you test beds for companies and hotels. You lie down to see if there are dips and the edges are firm enough to sit on. Not to mention the comfort level of the mattress itself.
The second way is letting sleep scientists use you as a subject. You may test some sleep medicine or other tools to help people sleep better.
Depending on the job, you could earn around $10 an hour to sleep.
10. Full Time Netflix Viewer
Netflix will hire you to watch all their content before it goes public. Your job is to review them and give them the right tags. Tags like romantic comedy, documentary, animal show, and etc.
11. Water Slide Tester
If you love waterparks, then this is the job for you. Water slide testers have to check all aspects of safety to make sure the slides are good to go.
You ride the slide multiple times to see how fast you go down, how much water it might need, and how safe and fun it is.
12. Golf Ball Diver
If you like being outside and are a fan of scuba diving, then here is the perfect job for you. Golf ball divers collect all the golf balls from the bottom of ponds on courses. They either get paid by the golf club to return the balls, or some people re-sell the balls themselves.
Or, if you’re a golfer, you could always use them yourself!