Interesting is subjective, and everyone acknowledges that. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a cool summer job or you’re dreaming of becoming a nurse or a successful lawyer. Either way, considering your options before making a decision is a wise thing to do. Future dream positions are everyone’s cup of tea. So let’s take a quick look at the top 10 most interesting jobs you can have in 2018.
1. Body Painter
Body painters usually work at fairs, festivals or other events that draw large numbers of people. Some specialize in face painting, which is especially popular among families with children. Other body painters may work at concerts or music festivals, offering their services to adults. Body painters might also be employed for a photo or video shoot that requires clothing to be painted on, as part of the designers’ artistic concept. Most body painters work on a freelance basis, but they should earn pretty good.
2. Bereavement Coordinator
While these workers aren’t generally the ones breaking the bad news to people, they’re managing the social workers who do. They’ve also worked tirelessly to come up with a system that makes an impossible situation as painless as possible under the circumstances. This job generally requires a four-year college degree, and bereavement coordinators develop and implement programs to assist the survivors of people with terminal illness. They often work in settings such as hospitals, hospice, and nursing homes. While some might be surprised at the paycheck bereavement coordinators take home, about $52,000 per year, consider that they work in a high-stress field among emotionally distraught people going through some of the worst times in their lives. But their opening towards sheer strangers surely makes them really brave people.
3. Clinical Ethicist
Issues such as the “Right to Live,” stem cell research and cloning can often be found in the day’s biggest headlines. Emotions run high on both sides of these important topics and they often spill over into the political arena as well. A clinical ethicist takes an unbiased, non-partisan approach to examining each of these issues and providing input that helps shape how patients, their families, doctors, and hospitals deal with these difficult situations. Most ethicists will need a master’s degree or doctorate related to medical ethics, and a minimum of at least five years experience.
4. Chocolate Engineer
If you love designing things and dream of being an engineer, then stand out from the crowd by being a Chocolate Engineer. Here you don’t have to deal with heavy machinery and tools, all one has to do is design and make chocolates. The job of a chocolate engineer is to create an assortment of delicious chocolate recipes. Can I have a sample, please?
5. Island Caretaker
Ben Southall, 39, of Petersfield, beat out nearly 35,000 applicants from around the world for the dream assignment to swim, explore and relax on Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef, while writing a blog to promote the area. He was selected for the $111,000 gig – a six-month contract to serve as caretaker of a tropical Australian island. He now has to live rent-free in a three-bedroom villa, complete with pool.
Before getting the job he had to spend four days on the island for an extended interview process, which required applicants to snorkel through crystalline waters, gorge themselves at a beachside barbecue and relax at a spa. He also had to demonstrate his blogging abilities, take swimming tests and sit through in-person interviews.
It’s every college guy’s dream and a reality for about 4,000 members of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling. Study to become a brewer at The Siebel Institute or the University of California at Davis. The typical brewmaster salary ranges from $25,000 at a local brewpub to more than $100,000 at a larger national brewery, says a source at a national brewers trade association. Sounds like a great job, doesn’t it? You can send your letter of interest right now.
7. Flight Attendant
Free flights are the best perk offered to flight attendants. Some airlines have minimum and maximum height requirements, as well as weight requirements. Moreover, speaking a second language will make you more appealing to international airlines. It’s basically like making a statement regarding your becoming a public figure overnight.
8. Nail Polish Namer
This is what everyone definitely includes in any interesting jobs quiz. Any woman who paints her nails has probably wondered where those unique – and sometimes silly – nail polish names come from. As it turns out, there’s no one answer. Some companies leave it all up to the higher-ups – Essie Weingarten of the famous “Essie” brand christens all of the polishes, for example – while others employ creative professionals in the advertising or marketing departments to do the job. Forget your medical, engineering or accounting carriers now! Expand your interests and send them an application form right now.
9. Veterinary Acupuncturist
Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine that involves using needles to stimulate different parts of the body. The needle placement depends on what the aim of the acupuncture is – for example, it can be used to treat chronic pain, fertility issues, allergies, and other syndromes. Interestingly, acupuncture can also be used to treat ailments in animals. Veterinary acupuncture is most often used on dogs, cats, cows, and horses, but can also be used on smaller animals like birds, ferrets, and rabbits. I once knew a legal attorney who afforded to pay for Steve, his dog’s alternative cancer treatment, and it really paid off. The dog is fine now; they just spent a wonderful summer together, in NYC. Steve barely needs any medical assistance or nursing nowadays. Surely there are thousands of other happy examples out there.
A sommelier, or wine steward, usually works at an upscale restaurant and is in charge of everything related to the business’ wine collection. Customers who have questions or need recommendations ask the sommelier, and he/she picks out precisely the right wine pairing to go with their meal. But in addition to the public-facing part of a sommelier’s job, he/she may also travel to vineyards to identify wine, buy wine from distributors, monitor the condition of the wine cellar, and work with restaurant chefs to prepare appetizing food and drink pairings.
Although a college degree is not always a prerequisite, most sommeliers have many years of experience and some will complete training and certification programs. Either way, there’s a lot more to becoming a successful sommelier than watching Sideways over and over again. In other words, this one you can’t really have overnight, but it can be quite provocative. This is the only legal pretext to work and drink you’ll ever find. It’s the kind of job that defies any teaching.
Most likely, these aren’t the first job options that pop to your head when you think about your career. Truth be told, they can be quite unusual. However, they have their share of fun and interesting challenges. You just need to pick the one that suits you best.