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Does your mind go blank when you try to think of fun jobs or careers you could work in? Work doesn’t have to be a mundane experience you simply have to survive each day. “Work” does not have to be synonymous with “tedium.”

Enjoyable work provides personal fulfillment and often leads to a successful career. You’ll likely perform better when you’re happily engaged in your work.

Our list provides practical fun jobs, instead of rare jobs you practically have no chance of getting, such as a candy taster.

Technically oriented? Enjoy working with people? Artistically inclined? Our list includes fun careers for practically everyone.

List of Fun Jobs

Some of these fun jobs pay well. We placed the jobs in alphabetical order.

1. Advertising Copywriter

Do you think you have the creativity and understanding of marketing to come up with the next “Just do it” or “Got milk?” slogan? Advertising copywriters condense a big idea into a concise, catchy, and memorable phrase to help sell a product.

Average salary: $57,767 (August 2018)

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2. Advertising Sales Agent

Advertising sales agents must have superior communication skills; they typically don’t know what personality they will be working with and trying to sell media advertising to; anyone from a small restaurant owner to a vice president of a major corporation. This is a great job for individuals who aren’t afraid of the unknown and find rejection nothing short of motivating.

Average salary: $35,097 (August 2018)

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3. Animator

We all have memories of our favorite cartoon characters growing up, whether from movies, television, or cereal boxes. If you are the special combination of artistic, creative, and technically inclined, why not try your hand at creating the next generation’s happy cartoon memories?

Average salary: $50,800 (August 2018)

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4. Antique Appraiser

If you’ve always been the one who the adage “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure” applies to, you likely have what it takes to be an antique appraiser. With this fun job, you not only get to find treasures every day, but you have the power to determine what they are worth financially.

Average salary: $53,000 (August 2018)

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5. Appraiser

Appraisers have the weighty power to make someone’s day and crush the next person’s hopes sometimes within minutes, by assigning a financial value to an object. Appraisers conduct thorough research on a variety of items and call out a fake if they spot one.

Average salary: $74,000 (August 2018)

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6. Architect

Architecture is not for the weak-willed. This profession traditionally takes awhile to get started and build a reputation in, but if you endure and make it through the initiation phase, you get the privilege of designing the living and working spaces of people around you.

Average salary: $60,837 (August 2018)

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7. Art Therapist

Imagine helping people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds find peace with their vices and issues through a healthy form of art expression. Art therapists must excel at withholding judgment while also expressing a sincere enthusiasm for the healing powers of art.

Average salary: $43,611 (August 2018)

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8. Biological Science Technician

Are you fascinated with biology but don’t want to endure the years of education to become a biologist? As a biological science technician you work directly with biologists, playing a hand in biological studies and experiments.

Average salary: $39,142 (August 2018)

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9. Branding Consultant

Nike, Starbucks, Pepsi, Subway, Timex, etc.: behind every successful brand is a branding consultant who really knows what they’re doing. If you’re creative and read people well, you’re off to a great start as the next big branding consultant.

Average salary: $46,101 (August 2018)

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10. Caterer

Take your dinner party throwing expertise to the next level — without having to attend culinary school — try your hand at catering. Caterers work hard overseeing every aspect of their operation, but they also get the satisfaction of making their client’s dream dinners and events come to life.

Average salary: $33,894 (August 2018)

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11. Chocolatier

Just about everybody likes chocolate, but if you’re a chocolate fanatic, perhaps you should consider life as a professional chocolatier. Far more than just a chocolate maker, a chocolatier is a professionally trained chef who specializes in all things chocolate, from creation, to creativity, to history.

Average salary: $30,000 (August 2018)

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12. City Planner

If you were glued to your computer screen as a teenager, simply dominating the original Sim City, you were already practicing for a career as a city planner. There’s nothing simple about this profession, but if you’re energized by complex planning, scheduling, and responsibility, then look no further for your dream job.

Average salary: $56,376 (August 2018)

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13. Civil Engineer

For those individuals who babysat the neighbor kids just so they had an excuse to play with Legos in their 20s, civil engineering is a natural, real-life application of this fascination. Civil engineers shoulder the huge, yet rewarding responsibility of building the cities we live in.

Average salary: $64,346 (August 2018)

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14. Clothing Store Manager

This is a safe way to satisfy your love of clothing shopping without breaking your bank; heck, you’re actually being paid to see the latest fashions fill the shelves! Of course, you must also be comfortable managing a small group of employees as well as exhibit exemplary customer service skills.

Average salary: $45,738 (August 2018)

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15. Columnist

If you like to offer up your opinion anyway, why not get paid for it? Columnists offer analysis, opinion, information, humor, sarcasm, and just about anything else you can think of, leaving the job description pretty open and inviting for those willing to put their name and voice out to the world.

Average salary: $70,000 (August 2018)

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16. Community Organizer

Were you that kid who stood up to the school bully in defence of another kid? Individuals with this drive to fight for equality and fairness and see the underdog rise up and succeed against the odds make excellent community organizers.

Average salary: $38,830 (August 2018)

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17. Computer Forensics Professional

If Sherlock Holmes were working today, he’d be a computer forensics professional. These individuals investigate issues such as computer fraud, embezzlement, and stolen identity.

Average salary: $70,035 (August 2018)

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18. Concierge

For those of you who always have an answer, why not be paid to be a professional know-it-all? Concierge truly are the jack of all trades, expected to recommend a fine dining establishment within walking distance as readily as knowing the local baseball team’s schedule or ensure a broken zipper is fixed within the hour.

Average salary: $37,488 (August 2018)

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19. Conservationist

Someone has to care — really care — about land, water, and resource conservation; if this someone is you, look no further for your career. Conservationists are a sort of liaison between our planet and those wanting to use the land and water on the planet; their job is to make everyone happy and keep everyone healthy.

Average salary: $55,975 (August 2018)

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20. Curator

You have great respect for history and feel a strong desire and duty to preserve it for future generations. Curators collect important cultural items, ranging from documents to art, and arrange for their display and safe keeping.

Average salary: $48,980 (August 2018)

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21. Custom Furniture Builder

If IKEA-style furniture makes you cringe and offends your sense of true carpentry, you’d probably be much more at home with quality custom built furniture. A custom furniture builder is typically a woodworker with talent enough to concoct any piece of furniture someone can dream up.

Average Salary: $35,000 (August 2018)

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22. Cruise Ship Guest Services Professional

Customer service jobs certainly require a certain type of patient person, but if you can handle the variety of people who show up for a cruise, it’s a great way to live and work on the sea without ending up smelling like fish. People with this fun job attend to cruise guests, ensuring they have a good experience.

Average salary: $24,735 (August 2018)

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23. Cruise Ship Shore Excursion Professional

Can’t pick between living on the sea or on the sand? Get paid to not only travel the seas in high style, but also help others explore the shores of tropical and other tourist locations as a cruise ship shore excursion professional.

Average salary: $24,735 (August 2018)

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24. Cruise Ship Waitress

If waitressing is appealing to you anyway, why not take it to the seas, most likely porting in tropical locations, on a boat where happy vacationers are looking for ways to spend their hard-saved cash? A cruise ship waitress job offers the excitement of the seas and very low return customer rate, so every day is a fresh start.

Average salary: $22,020 (August 2018)

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25. Cryptographer

Cryptographers are the edgy superheroes of the computer world. Cryptographers must thoroughly understand how hackers go about invading computer systems in order to develop cryptography algorithms to keep classified information safe.

Average Salary: $70,776 (August 2018)

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26. Dance Instructor

Getting paid to teach others to be less awkward on the dance floor and finally shake their stuff with confidence? Yes, please.

Average salary: $34,694 (August 2018)

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27. Design Engineer

You believe nothing is impossible, and you’re not intimidated to try and try again until you’ve found a way to bring a new idea to life. Design engineers use math, engineering principles, and creativity to bring client’s objectives to reality.

Average salary: $65,987 (August 2018)

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28. Diving Instructor

The ocean doesn’t scare you; you’re fascinated by its beauty, depth, and mystery, and want to help others learn how to experience it as well. Diving instructors are the perfect examples of someone who loves their job for the fun of it rather than the salary.

Average salary: $39,900 (August 2018)

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29. Dog Walker

This is one of the few careers where people can take their love and respect for dogs and make a living by applying it to caring for other people’s dogs as they would their own. Dog walkers are often self-employed, set their own schedules, and have the freedom to pick and chose their clients.

Average salary: $30,805 (August 2018)

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30. Ecologist

For people who can’t decide between an indoor academic career or working in the great outdoors, ecology may be the perfect middle ground they’re hoping for. Ecologists are the superheroes of nature, working tirelessly to find and study relationships between the environment and all that affects it in order to help preserve it in all its glory.

Average salary: $51,081 (August 2018)

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31. Editor

Detail oriented individuals with the ability to focus hard on details for long periods of time make good editors. Those same individuals who can also offer constructive criticism in a way to encourage creativity and cohesion in writing make excellent editors.

Average salary: $49,985 (August 2018)

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32. Entertainment Reporter

If you’re one of the many people who closely follow pop culture, media, and entertainers’ lives anyway, why not report it to make a living at it? Entertainment reporting is a great career for extroverted, self-driven people who turn any story, observance, review, or interview into something interesting and amusing to readers.

Average salary: $40,039 (August 2018)

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33. Environmental Engineer

If you feel guilty every time you drive your gas-powered car, stop to pick up other people’s garbage carelessly tossed on the ground, and sincerely get upset when you think about parents using disposable diapers over cloth, you may want to consider a career as an environmental engineer. Environmental engineers focus on how humans impact the environment and develops ways to make our involvement with the environment less harmful and more harmonious.

Average salary: $63,619 (August 2018)

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34. Event Planner

Imagine how rewarding it must be to help bring someone’s vision for their party, gathering, or other event to reality. People with this fun job coordinate clients’ visions and budgets in order to bring visions to life for big events ranging from corporate events, to weddings, to birthday parties, among others.

Average salary: $45,394 (August 2018)

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35. Executive Chef

For some people, cooking is more than a perfunctory task; it’s a visual, olfactory, and sensory-stimulating experience. Executive chefs take this approach to menu and food creation. Executive chefs are often known for their extreme attention to detail, high standards for everything from food quality to work space cleanliness, and strong desire to make people think deeper or differently about their food and dining experience.

Average salary: $58,594 (August 2018)

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36. Executive Recruiter

If having the responsibility of finding someone to successfully lead and run a large company doesn’t scare you off but, rather, excites you, you may be cut out for executive recruiting. Individuals who enjoy face time with other professionals, conducting interviews, and making tough decisions with weighty consequences make excellent executive recruiters.

Average salary: $62,135 (August 2018)

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37. Exploration Geologist

You want to use your extensive knowledge of the earth and how it functions in order to help find more and new resources and also extract them while doing minimal damage to the land or water. Exploration geologists are not afraid of traveling to and working in drastic climates, whether hot, dry, frozen, humid, or remote.

Average salary: $88,994 (August 2018)

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38. Fashion Designer

Some people are just natural-born trendsetters; they’re bold, confident, and knowledgeable of how to push the envelope of fashion just enough to catch people’s eye without turning them off. Fashion designers keep up with a very fast-paced world of public opinion, shoulder rejection and criticism as easily as praise, and wear many hats at once.

Average salary: $62,635 (August 2018)

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39. Fashion Stylist

You’ve always been the person setting the trends rather than trying to keep up with them. Fashion stylists tend to be creative, artistic, confident, and very self-motivated individuals.

Average salary: $50,185 (August 2018)

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40. Florist

Flowers are associated with the happiest and saddest times in people’s lives; a florist plays a large role in what these memories look like. Flower care and arrangement requires an artistic and patient individual with the skill of bringing someone else’s vision to life as easily as creating their own.

Average salary: $34,493 (August 2018)

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41. Forensic Engineer

Whoever thinks engineering is boring clearly hasn’t heard of a forensic engineer. These engineers help solve mysteries and disputes over everything from litigation, to criminal activity, to how fires started, and everything in between.

Average salary: $82,362 (August 2018)

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42. Fundraiser

Asking people for money is never easy, but some people have an uncanny knack for knowing when and how to ask tactfully — and get it. If you have exceptional people, writing, and organization skills, you have the foundation to be a successful fundraiser.

Average salary: $49,085 (August 2018)

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43. Furniture Designer

If you’re happiest using your mind and hands to create functional-yet-beautiful products, you may want to consider designing furniture. Just imagine the satisfaction of seeing your hard work provide others with comfort and happiness in their homes.

Average salary: $50,085 (August 2018)

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44. Graphic Designer

A great career choice for artistically minded individuals who aren’t striving to be struggling artists painting grapes in their backyard. Graphic designers create the visual representations of products, logos, and slogans designed to catch people’s attention.

Average salary: $42,628 (August 2018)

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45. Green Home Remodeler

Never thought your love for design could help save the world? Think again. Imagine the satisfaction of helping someone make changes to the home they love in order to make it more symbiotic with the environment — everyone wins!

Average salary: $47,000 (August 2018)

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46. Guitar Builder

Want to play a part in musical history, but don’t have the personality or desire to get up on stage and rock out in front of millions? Just about every well-known band, musician, and song involves a guitar — but some talented craftsman had to build it first.

Average salary: $39,040 (May 2017)

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47. Hair Stylist

Styling someone’s hair can change their whole look, as well as renew their confidence and offer the feeling of a fresh start — how many professionals get to say they do that for every customer they serve? Creative individuals with attention to detail and excellent people skills are a great fit for this career.

Average salary: $28,808 (August 2018)

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48. Hotel Event Planner

Some people simply have a knack for organizing and throwing great parties; if you’re counted among them, why not make your talents work for you as a career? Hotel event planners deal directly with vendors and customers to coordinate the thousands of details that make a successful event.

Average salary: $45,394 (August 2018)

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49. Industrial Designer

Not every creative artist wants to create oil-on-canvas paintings, huge ceramic pots, or blown glass centerpieces; some artists thrive at applying their talent to bettering functional, every day objects. Industrial designers design or redesign the products we encounter regularly to make them more useful as well as more visually appealing.

Average salary: $55,030 (August 2018)

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50. Independent Sales Representative

Have people been telling you your whole life that you should be a salesman? Stereotypes aside, successful independent sales representatives excel at reading people and adjusting their sales pitch approach accordingly at the drop of a hat.

Average salary: $42,629 (August 2018)

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51. Interior Designer

Does the thought of remaking a room from drab to fab give you little butterflies in your stomach? People with this fun job consider things such as special relation, color, lights, and theme to create a living or working space with purpose.

Average salary: $46,734 (August 2018)

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52. Kindergarten Teacher

If a room full of five-year-old kids makes you smile rather than giving you goose bumps, you have the initial qualities needed for kindergarten teaching. This fun career requires enthusiasm above all, but also heaping amounts of patience and adaptability.

Average salary: $40,186 (August 2018)

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53. Landscape Architect

It’s pretty hard to improve upon nature in most cases, but landscape architects find creative ways to build on, into, and around land to better preserve, display, and borrow from it. This is a fun job for someone who is creative and enthusiastic about nature, and isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty.

Average salary: $56,462 (August 2018)

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54. Logo Designer

Designing a company’s logo carries a heavy load of responsibility — your work determines people’s first and lasting impressions of a company. If you think you can come up with the next Nike swoosh, Starbucks mermaid, or McDonald’s golden arches, then what are you waiting for?

Average salary: $42,628 (August 2018)

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55. Marine Biologist

If Free Willy hit you a bit harder than your friends, and learning about poor fishing habits brought you to boycott your mom’s tuna sandwiches until she agreed to buy net-free caught tuna, your heart is in the right place for marine biology. Marine biologists take on the enormous task of studying all life in the sea, which holds many of the remaining mysteries on this planet.

Average salary: $51,593 (August 2018)

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56. Marketing Professional

Has anyone ever joked that you could sell a wool sweater to a sheep? This good-natured ribbing is actually a great sign you have the ingenuity, approachability, and personality required to excel at marketing.

Average salary: $49,517 (August 2018)

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57. Media Buyer

Media buyers are like hunters — only they hunt people’s desires and willingness to spend money rather than meat and animal skins. People with this fun career fill the large gap between companies with products to sell and individuals who might actually buy those products.

Average salary: $45,460 (August 2018)

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58. Meteorologist

Were you more interested in playing weather channel, dramatically waving your arms and predicting storms in front of a blank wall, than in playing house or practicing soccer growing up? People depend daily on meteorologists to provide them with accurate weather predictions for the current and upcoming days, planning everything from their workouts, to commutes, to vacations around these predictions.

Average salary: $53,459 (August 2018)

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59. Mobile Application Designer

As people become more and more plugged into their phones, mobile application designers have the power to reach nearly everyone in the U.S. with their message — does this responsibility appeal to you? Mobile application designers tend to be highly motivated individuals who have the discipline to work well alone and telecommuting.

Average salary: $71,801 (August 2018)

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60. Music Therapist

Everyone loves music, but for some people it’s more than a simple comfort — it’s as clear as another language and as soothing as the arms of a loved one. Music therapists use their enthusiasm and therapy education to help others find solace, inspiration, and motivation through music.

Average salary: $40,531 (August 2018)

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61. Nanny

You were the best babysitter in the neighborhood, and you have more confidence around children than some of your friends with kids. Nannies are more than just professional babysitters — they’re essentially moms who get to clock out and go home alone at the end of the day.

Average salary: $25,824 (August 2018)

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62. Nutritionist

You care about people, genuinely want to teach what healthy really means, believe in the relationship of food, mind, and body, and thrive on seeing people learn to live the joys of true health. You’re made to be a nutritionist.

Average salary: $42,642 (August 2018)

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63. Organic Farm Manager

Are you following the organic food wave of growing, changing, and new stipulations, rules, and regulations closer than a stockbroker studying the NASDAQ simply because you believe in the importance of organic food? Many organic farmers have a fierce desire for organic food, as it’s extremely demanding work, but also very rewarding — especially as the organic craze continues catching on in the nation.

Average salary: $45,367 (August 2018)

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64. Paralegal

If you’ve always been excited while watching lawyers do their thing on television and in movies, you can be a part of the action in real life without having to take the bar exam! Paralegals do much of the same work as lawyers; a lot of people use this as a step toward becoming a full fledged lawyer.

Average salary: $46,467 (August 2018)

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65. Park Ranger

Was Smokey the Bear your favorite action hero when you were little because he had the coolest job ever? If you just can’t imagine being stuck under neon lights and behind a desk all day, you’d likely be quite happy as a park ranger, outside all day, every day, rain or shine.

Average salary: $38,952 (August 2018)

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66. Party Planner

Is your life just one big party? Party planners can actually answer ‘yes’ to that, but they’re on the business side of the fun, morphing plain rooms into someone’s dream party, gathering, or event.

Average salary: $45,394 (August 2018)

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67. Pastry Chef

If you can’t get away with eating pastries all day every day, you may as well make a living making them for others. Morning people who take extreme pride in their work and exude high levels of self-restraint when constantly faced with delectable treats tend to be very happy pastry chefs.

Average salary: $42,690 (August 2018)

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68. Personal Shopper

If you’re the friend everyone goes to for advice on what to buy — from clothes, to accessories, to groceries — stop doling your expertise out for free! Personal shoppers get paid to guide people in their shopping decisions, usually to help the client project a specific image and make their shopping experience easier.

Average salary: $36,174 (August 2018)

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69. Personal Trainer

There’s nothing like helping others get into shape and increase their confidence to keep you on track as well. Fitness is not only a profession for personal trainers; it becomes a way of life both by choice and demand for the job.

Average salary: $37,484 (August 2018)

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70. Photographer

Capturing life’s most precious moments for others is a highly rewarding career. The life of a photographer is rarely boring, as they spend a great deal of time working with a variety of personalities, visiting different shoot locations, and constantly learning new computer editing programs.

Average salary: $43,110 (August 2018)

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71. Physical Education High School Teacher

Someone who loves the idea of teaching, but can’t fathom the piles of paperwork and lesson planning, teaching physical education is the perfect middle ground. High school physical education teachers have the unique experience

of teaching kids what their bodies — not just their brains — are capable of.

Average salary: $42,682 (August 2018)

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72. Pilates Instructor

If you look forward to your weekly Pilates class more than your morning cup of coffee, it’s safe to say you’re enthusiastic about Pilates. Understanding of the art and a dedication to physical fitness are the keystone requirements of a successful Pilates instructor.

Average salary: $34,392 (August 2018)

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73. Pilot

Not one to stay in one place for long? Make a career of it as a pilot, and get paid to fly around the world on a daily basis.

Average salary: $69,022 (August 2018)

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74. Private Detective

This is your chance to bring your childhood games of ‘spy’ to life! If you’re undeterred with digging deep and exposing other people’s dirty laundry — because, hey, you didn’t cause it, you’re just airing it out — then you’ve got what it takes for private detective work.

Average salary: $50,046 (August 2018)

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75. Public Relations Specialist

Remember when the fast food restaurant Jack in the Box had an E. coli scare in the ’90s and everyone was afraid to eat there — but then their advertising got funny, clever, and ‘cool’ so the crowds came back? Somewhere, public relations specialists proved their worth.

Average salary: $46,663 (August 2018)

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76. Publicist

If you didn’t personally make it to celebrity status, why not be the one representing them to the media? Publicists have the responsibility of creating a specific image of their client to the media, which may involve anything from drumming up interest in someone during quiet points in their life or career to full-on damage control if they make mistakes.

Average salary: $44,000 (May 2014)

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77. Purchasing Agent

If you’re the first in line for Black Friday deals and can haggle your way to $1 saffron, you have the attitude businesses look for in a successful purchasing agent. The goal of this fun job is to buy quality and necessary products for the minimal price, keeping the company at or below a planned budget.

Average salary: $49,471 (August 2018)

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78. Restaurant Manager

Managing a restaurant involves high stress, long hours, and non-stop action, but it’s also a career wrought with entertaining stories, fascinating people, and job security — people always need to eat. If the extremities of the career sound more like an exciting challenge — rather than an exhausting one — then restaurant management just may be for you.

Average salary: $44,102 (August 2018)

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79. Resort Manager

Are you one of those people who doesn’t enjoy sitting back and doing nothing; someone whose dream vacation still involves plenty of activity and work? People with this fun job often work in gorgeous locations that others pay to vacation at.

Average salary: $46,378 (August 2018)

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80. Robotics Engineer

For some people, robots are far more than an interesting toy or character on The Jetsons. Robots are real in our world performing invaluable tasks within our society; robotics engineers design robots and robotic systems and the processes to make them operate correctly.

Average salary: $80,416 (August 2018)

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81. Social Media Specialist

Most people get in trouble at work if they’re found surfing social media sites, but social media specialists get paid for it. What better excuse to bury your head in the Internet and make a living by exploring every new social media outlet that comes out (which you would happily be checking out on your personal time anyway)?

Average salary: $41,326 (August 2018)

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82. Social Media Strategist

If keeping up with the exponentially growing world of social media seems like a full-time job, it’s because it is. Just as being able to read social and body signs compliments a salesman, understanding the countless unspoken — and still formulating — rules of thumb in social media makes you a valuable component for any company these days.

Average salary: $50,840 (August 2018)

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83. Software Developer

If you’re brimming with ideas on how to make your computer experience better, but don’t know who to tell to make them a reality, consider doing it yourself as a software developer. This job requires someone who isn’t derailed by unexpected issues or pressures of deadlines.

Average salary: $69,538 (August 2018)

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84. Spa Manager

Wish every day was a spa day? Well, it can be (technically) if you’re the spa manager.

Average salary: $39,998 (August 2018)

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85. Speech Writer

Words just come naturally and eloquently to you, yet you aren’t interested in being a journalist or writing books. Consider lending your enviable talent to others to help them convey their ideas better through speech writing.

Average salary: $79,416 (August 2018)

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86. Tech Support Professional

You are the rare person who finds technical problems a fun challenge rather than a hair-pulling one. Your patience and willingness to talk people less computer-literate than you through an issue makes you a prized beacon of light for the majority of people who loath technical problems.

Average salary: $49,089 (August 2018)

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87. Textile Designer

Use your creative flair to create patterns and prints in fabrics, rugs, towels, linens and apparel. You might create fabric designs and prints for mass production or you may work with fashion designers or interior decorators.

Average salary: $51,739 (August 2018)

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88. Toy Designer

Do you refuse to grow up? While this may give you trouble in other parts of your life, your childish imagination can run free and make you a living as a toy idea professional.

Average salary: $142,000 (May 2014)

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89. Tour Guide

The best way to really learn about something is to teach someone else about it. Tour guides get to share a place they likely love with new groups of people every day.

Average salary: $58,537 (August 2018)

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90. Translator

You always knew that second (or third, or fourth) language would come in handy! Translators help bring people together and find common ground to do business, build relationships, and share ideas.

Average salary: $45,707 (August 2018)

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91. Veterinarian

Your love for animals extends far beyond just wanting a furry companion waiting for you at home — you want to help all animals live healthier and happier lives. Veterinarians learn to read animals’ behavior patterns for symptoms of illness or discomfort, akin to learning another language.

Average salary: $76,351 (August 2018)

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92. Videographer

Watching the world from behind a camera lens allows you to choose how to present it to others — It’s like getting a second chance to make a first impression. Videographers have a talent in adding an artistic flair to filmed events.

Average salary: $43,031 (August 2018)

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93. Video Game Designer

You started playing video games in elementary school, uttering the phrase, “I could make a cooler game/bad guy/story line/etc. than that” more times than you could count; now is your time to prove it. Video game designers are responsible for the foundation of a game, how challenging it is, and, ultimately, how fun it is.

Average salary: $60,128 (August 2018)

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94. Web Developer

Behind each of your favorite websites there’s a mastermind, also known as a web developer. Building an eye-catching, user-friendly, and trend-setting website requires innovative people.

Average salary: $$58,235 (August 2018)

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95. Wedding Consultant

You have the uncanny ability to remain calm (or at least appear calm) in any situation, think swiftly on your feet, and make cutthroat decisions without looking back. You are the rock every bride (and some grooms) long for while facing the overwhelming task of planning a wedding.

Average salary: $42,407 (August 2018)

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96. Wildlife Rehabilitator

If your heart is truly with the best interest of animals, and you think you have the gumption to nurse a sick animal back to health and then let them go back into the wild, you have the mindset necessary for a wildlife rehabilitator. These individuals practice the philosophy of if you love it let it go.

Average salary: $51,036 (August 2018)

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97. White Hat Hacker

You know you have the computer skills to do some real damage as a hacker but, morally, you want to do good in this world. You can have it both ways as a white hat hacker, also known as an ethical hacker.

Average salary: $99,116 (August 2018)

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98. Writer

You were among the minority in school who looked forward to long writing assignments and always opted for the essay answers on tests rather than multiple choice. A great profession for creative, self-driven, and tenacious individuals, writers get to share their observances and opinion about the world around us, or look past us all and create worlds of their own.

Average salary: 48,561 (August 2018)

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99. Yoga Instructor

Yoga has transformed your life for the better, and you want to share your enthusiasm with others. A true desire to help others learn correct posture, improve physical and mental health, and patience make a well-received yoga instructor.

Average salary: $35,107 (August 2018)

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100. Zoologist

Want to work with animals at the zoo, but don’t want to pick up elephant poop? Zoologists exhibit a genuine care for animals and desire to share them with the public for education and entertainment purposes.

Average salary: $49,948 (August 2018)

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