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Unusual Jobs: A to Z

Rosemary Haefner, Senior Career Adviser,

What’s the most unusual job you have ever held? Peanut inspector? Horse wrangler? How about a backup dancer for a female impersonator?

In its annual survey, asked more than 2,450 workers to share the most interesting or unconventional jobs they have held during their careers’. Review this list, and not any careers that might of interest to you. Let me know which careers you add to your list.

A: Actor for haunted house
B: Bingo announcer
C: Clown for rodeos
D: Drawbridge tender
E: Eye glass buffer
F: Fingerprint analyzer
G: Glass sculptor
H: Hot rod builder
I: Interpreter for government agency
J: Jelly doughnut filler
K: Karate instructor
L: Lifeguard at nude beach
M: Military role player (played Iraqi citizen for military sensitivity training)
N: Note taker for college students
O: Ocean scuba guide
P: Phone psychic
Q: Quiz writer for competitions
R: Rescue squad for pets
S: Stand-in bridesmaid (for weddings where the bride didn’t know enough people)
T: Telemarketer for a cemetery
U: Urinalysis observer
V: Voice-over specialist for movies
W: Window washer for skyscrapers
X: X-mas tree decorator
Y: Youth boot camp instructor for juvenile offenders
Z: Zoo artificial inseminator

Additional List of Unusual Jobs that Pay Well – From Forbes Magazine