“Beta, bade ho ke kya banoge” goes the question with some favourite answers, “Puppa, IIN se Engineer, Scientist, Economist, Chartered Accountant or IIPM se MBA banunga”.
But the world has evolved and so has the job space, with a crazy number of unusual careers to choose from!
Read on to find out our top 10 atypical careers that’ll leave you wondering about your own decision:
- Lipstick Reader
Sounds weird right? The job of predicting future, reading hands and face is taken to a whole new level with Lipstick Reading. Famous with affluent ladies, this requires knowledge of reading and analysing the lipstick print. And with each hour you are paid anywhere between $25 and $50. Isn’t this a fun and easy earn?
- Dolphin Trainer
Have you also watched the dolphin show as a kid and imagined your entire life with dolphins in the water? Then a profession of dolphin trainer would be the aptest one.
However, dolphin training ain’t that easy. The competition is fierce here and your public skills underwater are what make you stand out.
According to Stickney, a senior Dolphin Trainer earns a yearly salary of around $30,000 while most trainers are out jobs by 35. You gotta really love this to be getting into it.
- Tight Rope Walker
A usual sight at circuses, you thought only someone in dire need of money would do such a thing?
No, in fact, it’s a full-fledged career outside India with Tight Rope Walkers breaking records one after the other.
Nik Wallenda made history with every tightrope walk of his. In 2014, he crossed the windy skies of Chicago at night blindfolded, crossing the Chicago River. His other escapades are even scarier; across mountains and valleys.
- Belly Dancer
A person going to Dubai inevitably books a day in his travel for the Desert Safari with Belly Dancing as a major attraction.
This dance form, where the belly speaks has gained viewership and respect now in India too.
With many people learning this art form, BD is a hit. Meher Malik, the person behind getting India on the world map of belly dancing, is very popular amongst the youth. Have a look at her interview with us recently…
- Greeting Card Writer
Love writing twisted lines. Words start flowing as you get pen to paper. Archies Greetings is not your cup of tea cause the matter inside doesn’t speak enough as per you?
You have to become a greeting card writer. These cards sold for a good amount provide lucrative profits to the people behind the short poems and lines in it.
- Waterslide Tester
Adventure is what defines you. Summers and water parks are heaven for you. But then they have to be perfect for which tests are to be performed. Testing the slides for the quality, safety, speed; Tommy Lynch calls it “the best job in the world”; a mix of fun and responsibility.
But then these very parks also have to be perfect and safe for the public to use. In order to ensure that, tests are performed which gather the strength and sturdiness of the rides.
And that is where the profession of ‘waterslide tester’ comes into light.
Some responsibilities of such a tester, include testing the slides for quality, safety, speed; Tommy Lynch calls it “the best job in the world”; a mix of fun and responsibility.
- Foley Artist
Background sounds which are an integral part of a film go easily unnoticed. The background score is not just about the lyrical instruments but has way more to it. The sound of a creaking door, or a ball going down the stairs, the footsteps, lightning, and thunder require a lot of precision and hard work to produce and sync with the action.
A Foley Artist uses whatever s/he can to create them and make the background of the film believable and real. Gary. A. Hecker is a famous name in Hollywood is credited with making sounds for more than 200 films using foley.
- Stand-up Economist
Yoram Bauman has a Ph.D. in Economics but he believes in reforming economics education rather than coming out with theories.
World’s first Stand-Up Economist, Yoram has carved a job of his own. And comedy never ditches. If you have the knack of making people laugh, just do that and probably gain same money for it too. So go be the first stand-up mathematician or stand up biologist for that matter.
- Professional Whistler
Henry Brady makes a living just whistling! His work is whistling and he gets paid for it. Yes, there exists someone known as a Whistler who is just like any other stage artist. Traveling the world as you stage your whistling talent is the job description. What better than that!
Yes, there exists someone known as a Whistler who is just like any other stage artist.Traveling the world as you stage your whistling talent is the job description. What better than that!
Traveling the world as you stage your whistling talent is the job description. What better than that!
- Fake Review Writer
Never been the rule follower? The job industry has options even for a good fiber.
Writing fake reviews is gaining popularity in this social media age, where reviews are reviewed even before sneezing a penny out for anything. People pay you to write positive and praising reviews about their business, products and all sorts of things.
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