“The Deadliest Catch” and “Ice Road Trucker” can really get a person to thinking. In my case, thinking that I would freeze my backside and everything else doing those jobs. But also, it got me to wondering about what other unusual jobs are out their in this great big world of ours.
Here are some fun finds that may make you say “You Do WHAT for a Living?”.
Celebrity Impersonator-This profession takes just the right looks, mannerisms, and an extroverted public persona. Can you imagine being at the same hotel when a celebrity impersonator’s conference takes place?
Cricket Farmer-Whether for bait or food, thousands upon thousands of crickets are sold each year.
Ethical Hacker-This individual uses his or her knowledge of how to break into computer networks to help legitimate clients identify vulnerabilities in their systems.
Flavorist-A chemist who is responsible for developing natural and artificial flavoring for products. A short video explaining the career is below.
Greeting Card Writer-All you folks who love to write out there, take note! This freelance profession can be a great outlet for creativity. Here is some further insight into the job requirements from the Greeting Cards Association.
High Voltage Power Line Repairperson-Check out this video. It is really something.
Living Statue-Not for those who cannot stand still for long. Here is a company that specializes in hiring out living statues (credit: Matador Network).
Roller Coaster Designer-See one individual’s experience as a designer of these thrill rides.
Ropes Course Operator
Sea Kayak Guide
Snake Milker-Without folks working in this profession, antivenom would be very hard to come by. Here are more details on this heart pumping career.
Wildlife Photographer-Much patience, a love of the outdoors, and an eye for the unique are all job essential skills. Check out this advice from National Geographic Editors about what makes for a great picture.
Wind Turbine Technician-Those with a fear of heights need not apply.
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