15 Coolest Jobs on the Planet

by Krantcents · 39 comments

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What are the 15 coolest jobs on the planet? Recently, I read an article called “Jon Favreau has the world’s best job”.  Jon Favreau is President Obama’s guy, a low profile speech writer, unofficial mascot of the Obama phenomenon and mind reader.  Politics aside, presidential speech writers are considered one of the coolest jobs!  Scouring the planet or at least the internet, I tried to identify the 15 coolest jobs on the planet!

Before I started accumulating the coolest jobs, I thought a Playboy photographer, boat salesman or writer were some of the coolest jobs.  Playboy photographer seemed cool for the obvious reasons.  Taking pictures to make beautiful women even more beautiful just doesn’t seem like work.  Boat salesman was cool because you are selling a leisure activity and typically you take the customer out on the boat for a cool spin just seems like too much fun!  Writer is cool because you are paid to do something you love anywhere in the world.  Recently, I wrote called “I Want a Job” which describes a new way of networking.  You will have to extend your network to find these jobs.  Forget Facebook or Twitter, here are the coolest jobs on the planet!

Whiskey Maker – Yes, there is such a job! People following their passion only need apply.  The title is Master Distiller who is responsible for the final product and how much to produce.  He is responsible to determine how much they will sell 10-20 years from now.

Brew Master – Whether you work for the large breweries or a micro pub, this can be a cool job.  You get to travel around to beer festivals and pubs doing market research.  Many would drink up the profits, but you won’t last long doing that.  A Brew Master is responsible for the quality and taste of the beer using a or tweaking the recipe

Pyrotechnician – At this time of year, who wouldn’t enjoy setting off fireworks?  You get to travel around the world and set off fireworks and mesmerize crowds of people.  Entertainment is a large part of this job and there are not a lot of people who call themselves a pyrotechnician.

Videogame Tester – For all you gamers who dream of being paid to do what you love to do, this is it!  You test video games for the company from a consumer standpoint.  It doesn’t pay that well, but you are having fun.

Fake Executive – If you look all American, this may be for you.  All you need is a suit!  You go to events in China to give the appearance of connecting with the western world.  The fake executive may be asked to give speeches, pose for pictures with other executives or just attend events.

Director of Golf – For the golfer in many people this could be a dream job!  Director of Golf works for a hotel chain and play their golf courses.  You will be with journalists, famous golfers or sponsors.  It helps if you were a professional golfer.

Water Slide Tester – Imagine traveling to water slides all over the world just to test the slide!  There is a little more to this water slide tester than you think, you check the height, speed, water quantity and landing of the flumes.  All in the name of safety and a whole lot of fun!

Chocolate Taster – Tasting chocolate all day may just make your job routine!  It could even turn you off to chocolate.  Worst, you might gain weight!  A chocolate taster monitors the taste and makes sure it meets the quality of the recipe.

TV Corpse – Can you lay perfectly still and expressionless?  Would you like to do absolutely nothing?  This is your job!  Can you imagine doing nothing and paid $200 per day?  Not a bad gig!  A  TV corpse is no easy job!

Luxury Bed Tester – Can you imagine laying on mattresses/beds that cost from $8,000 to $43,000?  A luxury bed tester sleeps or lays on them and providing feedback to the companies critiquing their mattresses.  How hard could that be?

Travel Blogger – Can you imagine traveling and reporting on your experiences using a blog?  Well that is the job!  Various tourism offices from different countries would hire a travel blogger to share their travel experiences.

Cyclist in Paris – If you love cycling, what could be better than this?  Google hired 2 cyclists in 2009, to travel through Paris with fancy high tech equipment to film neighborhoods for Google Maps.  I missed my chance!

Caretaker of Paradise IslandCaretaker and unofficial ambassador of a tropical Australian island.  This may be too good to be true!  You get to live on a tropical island and get paid.  Where do I sign up?

Race Car Engineer – Who doesn’t dream of being a race car driver?  As the engineer, you would travel the world. Your responsibility is simple, ensure the car and driver work as a unit.  Is your adrenaline pumping?

Astronaut – Who doesn’t want to be an astronaut?  This may be the coolest job in technology, but where else can you fly to another planet?  It helps if you are a scientist or a pilot.  Is this for the thrill jockey in all of us?  I think I will pass!  I am neither a pilot nor a scientist!  The last space shuttle just left the planet and the astronaut corps just shrunk by 50% .  You may have to consider something else!

I tried to find the 15 coolest jobs on the planet.  I will leave it up you whether I succeeded or not!  Some of you may disagree and others may want to add your own ideas.  Feel free to use social media to let others know of the coolest jobs on the planet too.  You are perfectly welcome to leave interesting comments that equal the 15 coolest jobs on the planet.

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Harri Pierce July 11, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Luxury bed tester? Yes please!

krantcents July 11, 2011 at 7:22 pm

To evaluate the bed, you would have sleep in it! What a job! How do you evaluate it in your sleep?

Jeff @ Sustainable Life Blog July 11, 2011 at 8:37 am

Some of these sound pretty awesome, esp the fake exec, the travel blogger and the alcohol makers!  

Ashley @ Money Talks July 11, 2011 at 10:26 am

luxury bed tester is right up my alley!!  I have a gold metal in the sleep olympics. 

krantcents July 11, 2011 at 7:24 pm

My favorite is for Google, bicycling in Paris and taking pictures. I get to travel to my favorite city, bicycle and take pictures. I would almost do it for free!

krantcents July 11, 2011 at 7:26 pm

I didn’t realize it was an Olympic event! How do you evaluate the bed in your sleep? I would be willing to try.

Little House July 11, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Water slide tester and brew master sound really fun. Though I’m not sure I’d want to test water slides during the cooler months. ;)

krantcents July 12, 2011 at 12:12 am

As cool as they jobs may be, there must be parts of it which are not fun. My favorite is cycling in Paris, but I bet riding on cobblestone for 8 hours has it limits!

Hunter -Mapblog.net July 12, 2011 at 3:34 am

Travel blogger and caretaker of paradise island would be the best suited for me just because I love to travel.

krantcents July 12, 2011 at 3:44 am

I love to travel too! Do you think it could get old after a while? I would hate if I had to do it alone

poras Tiwari July 12, 2011 at 7:27 am

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I get to travel to my favorite city, bicycle and take pictures. I would almost do it for free!

krantcents July 12, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I am in total agreement! I wonder if there are other cities available!

Money Reasons July 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm

I would love to be a Travel Blogger!  If I can be selective with respect to where I go.

krantcents July 12, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I would think you would be at the mercy of your audience, but it still could be interesting. I wonder what happens when you are looking for something new after the seventh time you wrote about some city.

Miss T July 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I too would love to be a travel blogger. I want to see as much of the world as possible and being paid to do so would be a dream come true.

I have also thought of being a celebrity double. I think that would be pretty cool and I think it pays well.

krantcents July 12, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Who would you double for? Besides stunt doubles what else do they do? I have heard of body doubles!

Although a Travel Blogger could be fun, I imagine it could start to feel like a job. Maybe contact travel magazines and see if they would at least pay for the travel.

Hunter July 12, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Hilarious! Water-slide tester for me.

krantcents July 12, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Particularly on these hot summer days!

Kris @ Everyday Tips July 13, 2011 at 11:52 am

I would like to apply for the chocolate tester position immediately…

krantcents July 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

That job sounds good! Do you think you would ever see that job as chore? I imagine it is similar to wine tasting where you taste very little.

Jon--Free Money Wisdom July 13, 2011 at 9:01 pm

I would never see that job as a chore.  Unless I became so large that it became painful to stand for long hours whilst testing the chocolate.  I know my girlfriend would sign up for the job asap.

krantcents July 13, 2011 at 9:29 pm

I would have to change my thinking about chocolate! See, I love chocolate and food in general. Our overseas trips revolve around food because it represent a lot of people’s cultures. Back to chocolate taster, I would have to be satisfied with the smallest taste and perhaps even discard it versus swallowing. You know similar to wine tasting! I don’t know if I could handle it. I could try!

Darwin's Money July 14, 2011 at 2:37 am

 Travel blogger’s good for me! (well, might be a tough sell w the kids…); but fun post!  Reminds us of what to do when we have enough F-You money to set off on a new career path!

krantcents July 14, 2011 at 2:58 am

You could take the kids with you! That would give you the excuse of writing from their perspective. Sounds like a good idea, travel from a teenage perspective.

Ken @ Spruce Up Your Finances July 13, 2011 at 6:49 pm

I would love the job of a travel blogger! Traveling, enjoying the place and then making money at the same time. Talk about loving what you do!

krantcents July 14, 2011 at 3:04 am

I love to travel too! It seems like a great job doing what you love. I would think it would be fun until I had to go to some place I did not want to go.

Buck Inspire July 13, 2011 at 11:07 pm

A lot of people are mentioning travel blogger.  Last year during my jaunt through Europe, I thought I could do it.  After touring a ton of places, when I got back to the hotel, I was beat!  I penciled a few notes, but nothing coherent.  Easier said than done.  Does sound very appealing though.  Maybe I just need to work on my stamina.  Thanks for the awesome list of jobs!

krantcents July 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm

We all underestimate all the things necessary to do these jobs because they sound so enticing. There are parts of these jobs that require work that isn’t glamorous or fun, but part of the job.

Matt July 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm

I think that a race car engineer is one of the coolest jobs in my book. What I would give to take one of those cars out for “testing”. It comes in right along side Weapons Expert/Gunsmith and stunt driver for the movies.

krantcents July 18, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I know what you mean! I used to go to sport car races and i remember the press cars could take a lap. i will never forget the yellow Ferrari with the press pass taking the lap. The sound still resonates in my mind.

Ned for Maryland Insurance August 7, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Wine taster and food critics have got to be a pretty goods gig as well.

krantcents August 7, 2011 at 3:38 pm

There are many more that I could not include, but I would enjoy either one of those.

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