Do you remember that proverbial quote that says, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”? The quote that basically means if you don’t take time off work to play then you become bored and boring yourself. Well, what if your work was actually fun, enjoyable, AND paid the bills? Imagine not having to take time off work to enjoy life. Sound like the American Dream? Well, here are 9 super cool jobs that might just qualify as the American Dream…the ideal combination of work and play.
The folks at London-based shopping site Savoo scoured postings on U.S. job boards, help-wanted ads in American media, and other sources stateside to find the occupations that sound like the most fun. Here are the jobs they came up with:
Video game player – $50,000, plus newest game releases
Job description: Assist other players to achieve higher scoring levels in games
Requirements: Love for video games, plus some teaching ability.
Ice cream taster -$60,000, plus unlimited ice cream
Job description: Evaluate ice cream “in terms of taste, texture, smell, and other elements” to assure quality control
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in food science preferred.
Blimp pilot – $70,000
Job description: Fly around in a blimp to make advertisements visible from below
Requirements: Must have blimp pilot certification.
Crossword puzzle writer – $70,000
Job description: Create crossword puzzles, of varying degrees of difficulty, for newspaper syndicates and other media outlets
Requirements: Ability to work on deadline, and “a wide-ranging vocabulary.”
Food stylist – $77,000
Job description: Prepare and arrange food for ads and other photo and video shoots
Requirements: A passion for food, with “a creative eye.” Training and experience in the field preferred.
Voiceover artist – $80,000
Job description: Speak in commercials, as well as in film and TV
Requirements: A pleasant voice. No special training, but experience preferred.
Greens man (or woman) – $84,000
Job description: Design and arrange plants and landscapes on film sets
Requirements: Knowledge of plants and the film industry. Some masonry skills preferred.
Power line helicopter pilot – $101,000
Job description: Fly over power lines to inspect them for wear and damage (using special helicopter-mounted cameras)
Requirements: A helicopter pilot’s license with 2,000 hours of flying time.
Small Business Owner – Priceless
Job Description: Willingness to be your own boss, take charge of your future, turn your dream into a domain name, choose the people you work with, challenge yourself, connect with your clients, move at your own pace.
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