When you were a kid, you probably wanted to become a cowboy or an astronaut or a princess when you grew up, but – just like the rest of us – found yourself, twenty years later, sitting in a cubicle farm doing a job you absolutely hate day in and day out.
But you don’t have to torture yourself anymore, because here are seven reasons why you should quit your job and do something that your inner child would just love!
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1. Ice Cream Taster
Remember that dream you had about eating lots of ice cream and then eating some more? It was the best dream ever, wasn’t it?
Well, what if I told you that you could get paid to eat ice-cream? No, this isn’t a dream. Well, it is the dream, that’s for sure. Ice cream tasters can make up to $100,000 a year by sampling flavors and inventing new ones. Occupational hazards include brain freeze and putting on weight.
2. Chocolate Scientist
If you’ve ever dreamt of becoming a scientist, and having your name one day appear alongside those of Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and Stephen Hawking’s but have no scientific inkling in you to find the cure for a terrible deadly disease, there’s still hope for you. All you need is a love for chocolate, and you can spend the rest of your career inventing and developing new treats as a chocolate scientist.
3. Roller Coaster Ride Tester
One for the adrenaline junkies, the job requirements for the position of roller coaster ride tester basically sum up to a strong stomach, a head for heights, and a need for speed. Just put your hands in the air and enjoy the ride… unless, of course – to paraphrase Ian Malcolm from Jurassic Park – the ride tries to eat you.
4. Tree House Builder
If you’re quite the handyman (or gal) and used to enjoy playing in the tree house your dad made for you when you were a kid, you might want to consider getting a job as a tree house builder. The main requirements? You’ll need to be a skilled inventor, carpenter, and tree climber.
5. Video Game Tester
You probably spent your entire childhood playing video games all day long, while your mother went on and on about how you should have been playing outside like all the normal kids. Today, things don’t appear to have changed much: it’s just that now it’s your girlfriend who’s doing the yelling and it’s about looking for a job. Well, look no further than video game tester. It’s a win-win situation: you get paid to play video games, and your girlfriend’s happy the couch is no longer imprinted with your ass.
6. Mattress Jumper
Everything undergoes some form of quality control before it’s even released on to the market, and mattresses are no different. They’re tested for durability by special machines, but companies also rely on a special kind of person to check for “pea-size lumps in the filling”: the mattress jumper who, yes, jumps on mattresses for a living. Professional mattress jumper Reuben Reynoso, however, says that it’s “not a game”. What a killjoy!
7. LEGO Designer
While getting a job at LEGO, the world’s leading toymaker, as a LEGO designer is certainly a difficult task and a very stressful process, it’s a position that many fans would die for and one that’s respected like, dare I say, the Queen of England. You’ll get to design new LEGO sets and generally play with LEGO all day long.
Drawbacks? There are none. You get to play with LEGO for a living, for crying out loud!
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Is your job listed here? How awesome is it playing with LEGO bricks all day long for a living? Share your experiences with us in the comments section below!
For the rest of you, which of these seven awesome jobs made your inner child jealous?