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Updated: Apr 1

Best job in the word! Does it actually exist?


They say if you choose a job you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life. As children, almost everyone knows exactly what they want to be when they grow up, and some of these dreams are truly creative. Luckily, there are plenty of jobs nowadays that will let you live out these dreams without ever feeling like you’re at work. Almost none of these positions existed a few decades ago - so even if your personal dream job is not on the list there’s a good chance you could just invent it yourself.


1. PRIVATE ISLAND CARETAKER


Estimated pay: $15,000-$120,000 per year

Location: Some lonely island, far away from civilization

Difficulty: Private islands need lots of upkeep, but your downtime is on an island: 5 Job Description: With the growing trend among the super rich people to buy private islands comes a growing demand in caretakers for these tropical paradises. If you are lucky enough to be chosen for this privileged work, you will spend your days in locations in which other people can only dream of visiting - and you’re even getting paid for it.


2.WATER SLIDE TESTER


Estimated pay: Around $26,000 per year Location: Around the world

Difficulty: You go down waterslides all day: 4

Job Description: This is one of those things that only children can dream up, but wouldn't you know it - it's an actual job. There is a little more to this position than just slipping down water slides though. You check the height, speed, water quantity and landing of the flumes. But between all the safety checks, there is plenty of time to have a whole lot of fun.


3. PROFESSIONAL NETFLIX WATCHER


Estimated pay: Around $20,000 per year Location: At home

Difficulty: Your main challenge will be not falling asleep: 2

Job Description: Yes, there is actually a small select group of individuals who literally get paid to sit on the couch all day and watch Netflix. A Netflix tagger's job is to sift through massive amounts of shows and movies and categorize them based on nuanced emotional facets that a computer might not be able to catch. If you've ever wondered how Netflix seems to know what you like, even if you don't even know yourself yet, these are the people responsible. You won't get rich doing it, but if watching Netflix is your thing, this might just be your personal dream job.


4. LUXURY BED TESTER


Estimated pay: Around $20,000 per year Location: Luxurious hotels around the world

Difficulty: Your job is to sleep in comfy beds: 0

Job Description: You probably joked about this a million times. There are actually people out there who get paid to sleep in the most luxurious beds in the world and then report on their experience. If you'd rather spend less time in bed, the Holiday Inn in London where people can order a human bed warmer who will get into their beds and pre-warm the bed before sleep.

by: Mariya Pakosyan

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