These are some of the most obscure and surprising jobs you'll ever hear about. While some of the occupations may turn people off, others will have them lining up to apply.
1.) Golf Ball Diver: $50,000 - $100,000
This one is exactly what it sounds like: Picking up golf balls from the bottom of a golf course's water hazards.
2.) Sex Toy Tester: $39,000
Manufacturers employ people working from home to, ahem, “test” out the equipment.
3.) Professional Snuggler: $60 dollars per hour
Not to be confused with prostitution, snugglers simply give you a good snuggle for up to 90 minutes. For overnight snuggle sessions, the client is encouraged to bring their own snacks and entertainment.
4.) Food Stylist: $33,000 - $58,000
If becoming a Master Chef is not in the cards for you, then this may be the next best thing. Food stylists come in after the food is prepared and make it look like a delectable work of art.
5.) Pet Food Taster: $40,000
Pet food tasters make sure that the food our furry friends eat has a good flavor and contains all of the ingredients listed on the label.
6.) Embalmer: $45,000
Embalmers prepares a person's body for burial, and makes sure the deceased looks as attractive and life-like as possible. Not the most glamorous job, but the pay isn't too shabby.
7.) Oil & Gas Diver: $80,000
The job often requires divers to inspect oil rigs, lay pipes and weld, all while underwater. While this job can be dangerous, the view would certainly be unique!
8.) Ethical Computer Hacker: $24,760 - $132,322
Though it might sound like a contradiction, ethical hackers are employed by a company or organization to fix any problems by hacking into the computer system, similar to the way a criminal hacker would.
9.) Master Sommelier: $80,000
These wine connoisseurs are tasked with helping a restaurant pair meals with the right type of wine. A major plus: getting to taste-test wine all day. Hard to beat that as a perk.
10.) Paper Towel Sniffer: $19,000 - $52,000
While the title sounds completely made up, it is a real job. Paper towel companies don't want their products to have any distinct odor, whether good or bad, so they need people to do a sniff test for them.
11.) IMAX Screen Cleaner: $45,000
IMAX screens can get surprisingly dusty, which makes cleaning them a fairly demanding job. And remember, since the screens are so large, this task can be time-consuming.
12.) Obscure Stunt Testers: $800 Per Day
Also known as gross stunt testers, these are the people who test out obscure and unappetizing foods to make sure they're okay to consume. For example, on shows like Fear Factor, the contestants aren't the first people to eat those disgusting foods, but these folks.
13.) Water Slide Tester: $30,000
Does it really get any better than this? These guys and gals travel around the world riding water slides all day long, then take a break by heading for the roller coasters.
14.) Face Feeler: $25 dollars per hour
Another job that's just like it sounds,the face feeler simply feels the faces of people who are trying new skincare products. This allows companies to learn how well their products work.
15.) Bed Tester: $53,000
If you're a naturally lazy person, this might be just the job for you. A typical workday consists of laying down on beds, all day long, to determine how comfortable they are.
16.) Voice Over Artists: $50,000 - $80,000
Voice over artists provide the familiar cartoon and other voices for movies, TV and radio. Experienced voice over artists can make as much as $300 dollars for 5 minutes of work.
17.) Furniture Tester: $31,000
Since couches and robots are not capable of having feelings, companies need people to test out the furniture they make to find out how comfortable it is.
18.) Wrinkle Chasers: $19,000 - $49,000
Wrinkle chasers have a simple task, but one that pays fairly well. They iron out the wrinkles on shoes, using just a hand iron and a hot air dryer.
19.) Crime Scene Cleaner: $50,000
If you don't mind spending time around blood and corpses, this might just work for you. Crime scene cleaners go to work at crime scenes, after police have gathered all the evidence.
20.) Sewer Inspector: $34,000 - $61,000
Sewer inspectors claw their way through water, feces and sometimes rats, looking for cracked or clogged pipes and passageways.
21.) Personal Shopper: $25,000 - $100,000
Personal shoppers aid those of us who are slightly fashion-impaired. They work with their clients to pick out the clothing that best suits them.
Which of these careers would appeal (or not appeal) to you?