10 Unique Jobs You Might Not Have Heard Of Before

Finding the perfect job can be a challenge at the best of times, but if you look hard enough you’ll realize that there are some pretty unique jobs out there.
As students, we are often told that being good at school is one step to having a better future. After all, the reason why we go to school is because we want to land a career when the right time comes. However, quite often the things we plan for don’t happen. Sometimes, unique jobs present themselves that are too hard to pass up. Whether we gain a passion for it or not,  we can all agree that a job is very important.

Just because you haven’t heard of it, doesn’t mean it’s not out there. Here are 10 unique jobs you might not have heard of before.


Seat Filler at Award Shows

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This must be one of the best unique jobs! Big award shows like the Oscars or the Emmys are some of the most sought after events yearly. Actors and actresses really take time to look perfect before they show up at this huge event. Everything should look flawless because it shows on TV. As soon as any celebrity leaves their seat to present an award or go backstage, a seat filler appears to take the seat until the celebrity returns. This job only requires two things: patience and endurance.


Paranormal Investigator


Those who have a knack for finding evidence that mysterious and parallel worlds exist would be interested in this career. Paranormal investigators have become more and more popular over the years. This job is all about analyzing paranormal activities with the help of high-tech tools.


Mattress Tester


If you’re someone who likes to spend hours upon hours lying in bed, this could be the job for you. Mattress testers do exactly what the job title is, they test mattresses and duvets. These testers give feedback that helps companies make decisions about the products.
There is a position in the U.K. called Specialist Duvet Tester. Some of this job’s responsibilities include testing out the bedding to pick out which has the best quality.




Perfect jobs are out there for everyone!
Little girls who grew up with Disney films definitely know who Ariel is. Some have even imagined themselves living underwater as mermaids. But did you know that professional mermaids actually exist? Professional mermaid performers basically wear ornate outfits, dance underwater and swim with other sea creatures.


Travel Show Host


Do you love traveling? Then this could be something you’d want to go for. For some, this could be a dream job. Who wouldn’t want to travel the world and actually get paid for it?

Fun types of jobs we’d all love to try


Party Planner


If planning parties are your thing, then you could be a party planner. The job normally requires a degree related to fields such as marketing, PR and events management. But prior experiences and connections are very important, so sometimes a related degree isn’t all that necessary.


Medical Marijuana Tester


Over the years, the use of medical marijuana has changed. Some countries have made the use of medical marijuana legal, and it’s just natural that job opportunities have also expanded. At the moment, job positions in this field start at bud trimmer to concentrate makers. So if you find this branch of science interesting, maybe you may want to give it a shot.


Panda Caretakers


This job is definitely the dream for panda lovers. The career requirements include being with the pandas every single day. The person must be 22 years of age and have basic knowledge about pandas. The job also requires some writing and photography skills.


Mystery Shopper


The general job description of this career is to shop. As a mystery shopper, you pose as an ordinary client and purchase goods you are told to purchase and actually get paid for it! Amazing! Some of the perks include keeping the items you bought and a pretty decent income.


Bourbon Master Taster

From the name itself, this job is all about sampling bourbon and whiskey barrels. You also get to do VIP tours, approving bottles and other things. However, being able to recognize the nuances of taste and defects are important in this job. So it is not all fun and games.