A lot of the time people will decide on a career path based on expected annual income, instead of doing something they would actually enjoy. Wanting to make money is the driving force behind so many job applications these days, when people should be looking into careers they would love having for the rest of their lives. There are so many jobs out there, and most pay a lot better than you would have thought. So before signing up for med school, or attempting to become a Hollywood star, check out these 15 jobs that you thought didn’t pay well, but do.
Some of these jobs can be something you do on the side for extra cash, while others are careers you wouldn’t have thought about pursuing before. You may not have even heard of some of the jobs listed below! There will always be a job out there that is suited for you and your skill set, so you never have to settle on doing something you’re not passionate about. You’re going to have to go farther than the wanted ads to find the job that’s right for you, but it’s worth the effort. Spending the rest of your life testing out the comfort levels of couches or writing for fortune cookies, all the while making a ton of money, is something to look into.
15 Hot Dog Vendor ($30,000 - $100,000)
14 Personal Shopper ($25,000 - $100,000)
13 Psychic ($40,000)
12 Furniture Tester ($31,000)
11 Sex Toy Tester ($40,000)
10 Hacker ($100,000)
9 Private Butler ($150,000)
8 Cruise Ship Entertainer ($3,000-$4,500/month)
7 Submarine Cook ($100,000)
6 Elevator Mechanic ($50,000)
5 Voice-Over Actor ($60,000)
4 Fortune Cookie Writer ($40,000-$80,000)
3 Gambling Supervisor ($50,000)
2 Illustrator ($60,000)
1 Bomb Disposal Diver ($100,000)
Someone needs to explore the ocean floor in search of unexploded bombs, grenades, and landmines. Bomb disposal divers can make up to $100,000 a year, and usually only work for 6 out of 12 months. You can get free training in the navy to be certified to dive and dispose of bombs. If you don’t want to do it through the navy, the cost of the courses to get your certification is around $15,000. A lot of time has to be put in before you’ll be able to become a diver, but the job itself is rewarding, and not just because it pays well. You’re trained to stay calm in stressful situations, safely recovering or disposing of bombs that have been sitting on the ocean floor for years. You’re creating a safer ocean and a safer world.
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