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5 unique jobs you've never considered
Last updated: June 26, 2022
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Does the thought of sitting in an office from 9-to-5 bore you? Are you looking for a job that’ll keep your heart happy and friends wondering “how the HECK did you score a gig like that?!”

Well, I’m here to share five unique jobs you may not even know exist! So, if you’re looking to shake up the criteria for your next #jobsearch - look no further!

1. Wind Turbine Technician (Windtech)

What do they do?
Let’s just say this job is NOT for those who fear heights! These technicians are expected to inspect, install, test and maintain wind turbines. This is a hands-on job that requires individuals to strap into harnesses for safety as they work upwards of 260 feet in the air!

How much can you earn?
The median wage of a windtech is about $54,000 per year, depending on location and experience.

Watch this video to learn more about the career!

2. Food Stylist

What do they do?
Food stylists are creative minds who set the stage for food photography. They work closely with editors, photographers, chefs and restaurant owners. In some cases, the stylist may also be the one who takes the photos. They’re responsible for choosing the accessories for the shoot, arranging the food and making sure it looks good enough to eat!!

How much can you earn?
The median wage of a food stylist is approximately $60,000 - $68,000 per year, but this varies depending on your expertise, portfolio and location!

Check out this article about 4 things you never knew about being a food stylist!

3. Professional Bridesmaid

What do they do?
Jen Glantz is a professional bridesmaid and her role includes “being there as the bride’s personal assistant and on-call therapist.” They are typically responsible for helping the bride and groom plan the logistics and make important decisions regarding their special day. Sometimes it’s an easy gig that consists of eating cake and owning other guests on the dance floor. Other times, it means dealing with panic calls in the middle of the night from a stressed-out Bridezilla.

If nothing else, I bet it's a fun #interview!

How much can you earn?
Professional bridesmaids can expect to earn anywhere between $500 - $2,000 per wedding!

Bridesmaid for Hire is the world’s first company to offer this service. Take a look!

4. Voice Actor

What do they do?
If you have a naturally smooth, enthusiastic, and enjoyable voice - maybe voice acting is for you! It’s an exciting career that allows you to work on a variety of exciting projects on your own time. You can be the voice over for commercials, the reader of audiobooks, or the one who brings a cartoon character to life!

How much can you earn?
The average wage for a voice actor is $28 - $40 per hour.

Interested? Read more here!

5. Professional Sleeper

What do they do?
Yup, you read that right! A professional sleeper is someone who gets paid to SLEEP! They typically do this as part of a scientific study where scientists analyze sleep patterns and the quality of sleep-related products. Sometimes, you’ll be testing things such as sleep aid pills, essential oils, mattresses, pillows and blankets. Then you write up a detailed report of your experience and findings.

How much can you earn?
The length and duties of each individual job varies greatly, so it’s tough to come up with an average salary. However, any $$ that can be earned by snoozing is a plus in my book!

Click here to read more on this interesting gig!

If none of these jobs feel right for you, make sure to check out some other companies who are hiring NOW in this article.

What interesting jobs have you come across in your #CareerDiscovery?

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Nancy Gilloon

I would love the turbine job! If I was UP to it, ha ha. I'm just retired and not confident of my super powers, sort of like the elderly aunt in Bewitched. So fun to consider though.

I would love the turbine job! If I was UP to it, ha ha. I'm just retired and not confident of my super powers, sort of like the elderly aunt in Bewitched. So fun to consider though.

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Jose Pena

That is pretty interesting, Elyssa.

That is pretty interesting, Elyssa.

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Jeffery Tkach

I don't get it ??

I don't get it ??

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Mahamed Sulub

Best sharing ilyas good

Best sharing ilyas good

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Matthew McGuire

I mentioned last year Digital Wedding.

I mentioned last year Digital Wedding.

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Ford Simpson

Best job I ever came across was working with fish in Tahiti, was not meant to be, but a boy in his early twenty's stationed there was something I could have handled!

Best job I ever came across was working with fish in Tahiti, was not meant to be, but a boy in his early twenty's stationed there was something I could have handled!

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Laura Turner

This is great, thank you for sharing!

This is great, thank you for sharing!

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Ford Simpson

Good grief Ms. Duncan,I sleep for free and am very good at it! A person risks their life if they try to wake me up. Sweet dreams Elyssa, Ford

Good grief Ms. Duncan,I sleep for free and am very good at it! A person risks their life if they try to wake me up. Sweet dreams Elyssa, Ford

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Sania Bensarghine

Voice actor but where can i find this kind of jobs

Voice actor but where can i find this kind of jobs

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james r. Edmunds

Food

Food

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