the 8 best jobs in the world.

Remember when you were a young child and said “when I grow up I want to be...” You may have dreamt of being a dinosaur, a superhero or to simply eat ice cream all day. Well some of these are real jobs and people earn money from doing the things many love.. Below are the eight best jobs in the world.

1. Luxury Bed Tester.

Location: Luxurious hotels around the world.

Estimated Salary: Around £15,500 per year

Education: No qualifications needed.

Job Description: Many of you wake up in the morning wishing you didn’t have to get out of bed, well this could be your job. Imagine going to work and then getting back into bed. Believe it or not, some people actually get paid to sleep in some of the most luxurious beds in the world - waking up and reporting on their sleeping experience is all part of the job. For those that hate getting into a cold bed, the HolidayInn in London once offered a service where people can preorder a human bed warmer. (View here) They get into bed a warm the bed before you climb in to sleep. 

 

2. Professional Cuddler.

Location: Anywhere you like.

Estimated Salary: £23,500 - £80,000 per year.

Education:  No qualifications needed.

Job Description: This job originally started in Japan in a ‘cuddle cafe’ a few years ago. It has now made its way across the ocean where there are professional cuddlers. Working as a freelancer (or gig worker), the jobs is exactly as it sounds like, people pay for up to an hour of your time for a cuddle. If your love a cuddle then this is the dream job for you.

 

3. Disney Imagineer.

Location: North America & Asia.

Estimated Salary: £23,000-£100,000 per year.

Education Engineering Degree.

Job Description: Disney is an incredibly magical place and this job literally gets you to dream up your craziest ideas and then make them a reality at Disney amusement parks around the world. Making people’s dreams come true with your creations, seeing the smiles from millions experiencing your creation. Job satisfaction must be huge in this position.

 

4. Ben & Jerry's Flavor Guru.

  

Location: United States.

  

Estimated Salary: £30,000-£155,000 per year

 

Education: Food Science Degree.

 

Job Description: Visiting a restaurant which had a ice cream machine or chasing the ice cream van down the road was amazing part of childhood. Creating the craziest willy wonka style patterns, flavours or toppings - fancy doing this for a job? You can now officially become a Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Guru. Imagine combining your favourite candies, syrups and ice creams to make the dream dessert. This is the job for you is you have a sweet tooth and don’t suffer from brain freeze. 

 

 

5. Private Island Caretaker/Assistant.

 

Location: An island in the middle of nowhere.

Estimated Salary: £10,000-£90,000 per year

 

Education: Would be useful to have basic building skills and a knowledge of, plumbing, electricity.

 

Job Description: When you’re rich, like super rich what do you want more than a supercar or yacht. A private island? Well with the island you need staff to run it/look after it. If you like holidaying year round, you could become a private island caretaker or assistant. You get to spend your days in luxury and get paid for it. You might get a little lonely though. Richard Branson recently advertised for personal assistant to be based on his own island, so keep your eyes peeled for similar roles if you like the sound of that.

 

6. Water Slide Tester.

 
Location: Around the world.

Estimated Salary: Around £20,000 per year.

Education: No qualifications needed. (maybe just your speedos) 

Job Description: Going to the water parks on a hot summer's day brings any adult back to their childhood. Being able to ride the slides all day long as a child, imagine doing that for a job! Well you can, all around the world. It isn’t as simple as just slipping down the water slides. You’re collecting data such as; speed, water volumes, cornering angles and heights and the final landing. This sounds all very serious for safety checks, but this job is a whole lot of fun. Applications are tricky however, in 2013, First Choice holidays asked applicants to submit video entries for the £20k a year job which includes worldwide travel. 

 

7. Professional Traveller.

Location: Planet earth.

Estimated Salary: Up to £100,000 per year.

Education: No qualifications needed.

Job Description: Love traveling? How about doing it professionally and getting paid for it. Getting paid to go around the world. In 2009, the company TheBigTrip.com was looking for people to travel all expenses paid and full health insurance to be a travel candidate. Yes you heard us, all expenses paid! On top of the salary listed above, what an opportunity! Nowadays being an Instagram travel influencer might be a better option - you can earn a six-figure salary if you get your followers up and learn how to take amazing photos. Here’s a guide to how one couple made turned their dream into a job. 

 

8. Professional Netflix Watcher.

 

Location: Anywhere, primarily at home.

 

Estimated Salary: Around £15,500 per year.

 

Education: No qualifications needed.

 

Job Description: Somewhere in the world, there is a small group of people  job is to sit down all day and watch Netflix. The technical term given by Netflix is a ‘tagger’. A tagger’s job is to sift through huge amounts of tv shows, movies, and segment them based emotional facets that computers mostly likely aren’t able to catch. Have you ever wondered how netflix shows you what shows you might also like, even before you know it yourself? Well it is the tagger’s who are responsible for this. If you love watching tv this is the job for you, you just might not get rich from doing so.  

 

 

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