Every once in a while, we hear about people having jobs that are so different from the ordinary 9 to 5’s that we can’t help but be fascinated by them.
The following is a list of six jobs that I bet you didn’t know were real.
Fortune Cookie Writer
Yes, there are actual people employed to write the very general advice and words that you get when you crack open those cookies. A fortune cookie writer has to always put his wits to use to come up with inspiring and clever remarks.
Ice Cream Taster
There is no way that there hasn’t been a point in your life where all you have wanted to do was eat ice cream all day. Well, your childhood dream is actually someone’s profession. Ice cream tasters eat different flavors of ice creams. Of course, that is not all that they do. They also assess and report the texture, colour, smell, and appearance of the ice creams. They are essentially the reason why ice creams taste so perfect.
These people have the envy of all. They get paid to sleep. You might be wondering what their exact job description is. It isn’t anything more than the job title. A professional sleeper is someone who sleeps for the purpose of research where scientists analyze their sleep patterns. Professional sleepers are also hired to test out various sleep-related products such as mattresses, pillows, and quilts.
If you thought the professional sleeper gig was worth getting jealous over, you will find this one to be outrageous. These people, not only do they have to not pay the monthly fee, but they also get to watch Netflix Original content before release; all the while getting paid for it. Netflix has a team of taggers who watch content and tag each film/episode with relevant metadata. This metadata is what determines in which genre the content is put under and other labels such as violence warnings.
Dog Surfing Instructor
This one’s for the dog lovers. Did you know that there are dogs that can surf? It seems dogs have been surfing since the 1920s. A professional dog surfing instructor does exactly what a regular surfing instructor does but with dogs. They teach surfing. If this isn’t the most fun job, I don’t know what is?
No, this isn’t just something Jessica from Parasite (2019) made up to get a job. Art therapy is a very serious discipline of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to explore a person’s feelings. Art therapists use the resulting artwork to help clients understand their emotional conflicts and maintain an emotional balance in their lives. Interesting, isn’t it?
All these jobs seem very desirable, aren’t they? They all sound very easy, but as is the case with every other job that exists, these jobs are actually very specific in nature. Each job requires a set of skills that are not easy to master. However, it is not impossible to get jobs like these. If you have a goal, you can get started right now and work towards it.