Top 10 Oddest Jobs in the World

Are you tired of your job and planning to redirect your career path? Why not apply to one of these unique jobs out?

They’re the world’s most unusual jobs, but it might be your dream job. These are actually serious jobs done by real people that might be ideal in your salary bracket.

Here are the top 10 weirdest jobs in the world:

Armpit Sniffer

Salary: $19,000 – $50,000 per year

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They work for deodorant companies. They may spend their days in a hot room sniffing up to 60 armpits an hour to determine the effectiveness of deodorant in controlling sweaty smells. Armpit sniffers write up the effectiveness of the different deodorants involved. You have to be brave enough to sniff someone else sweaty armpit!

Professional sleeper

Salary: $15,000 yearly 

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Helsinki’s Hotel Finn in Finland is hiring a ‘professional sleeper’ to test the comfort of their beds. The individual sleeps in a different one of Helsinki’s chain hotel beds each night and writes a review about their sleeping experience with each one.

Full-time Netflix viewer

Salary: Up to $47,000/ year

Yup, you hear it right. Get paid by just watching Netflix every day! Well for one lucky employee this dream has become a reality. Netflix is hiring for someone to watch all of their movies before they release them to the public. The main role is to review and assign each program its correct tag, which helps us viewers find exactly what we’re after, whether it’s a TV series, romantic vampire movie, classic literature or witty talking-animal TV show.

Professional Mourner

Salary: $30 – $150 per funeral

Also known as “Moirologist”, they are actors hired by a family to grieve at funerals and wakes  . It is a tradition in Japan, China, and Taiwan that a loud funeral will assist the dead as they travel to the afterlife, so professional mourners are hired to cry and weep loudly throughout the service.

Professional Train Pusher

If you think the New York Metro Station is bad, you have to see the trains in Japan. ‘Oshiyas’ in Tokyo are hired to help riders squash aboard onto a rush-hour train as possible by pushing them from the outside until the doors will close. 

Snake Milker

It’s one of the most dangerous jobs. A snake milker collects the venom of various poisonous snakes in jars for use lab to produce anti-venoms. Thank god someone’s brave enough!

Dog food taster

Salary: Typically between $12 – $15/ hour

Not ones to let dogs suffer from unhealthy, tasteless food, The dog food tester’s job is to taste new dog food products, including bones, tinned meat, and biscuits. They also evaluate the nutritional value of the dog food and spend every day sampling a cuisine fit for a pampered pooch . . . Hmm… sounds yummy?

Drying paint watcher

Salary: $1400/ month

A Paint company is hiring to do a certain thing about their paint with certain specifications and drying cycle. Then you need to get a base formulation, make, say five or six samples with different ingredients.

You test all the samples by watching them dry to see how they dry, how hard the paint is once they’ve dried and how long it took them to dry. For each job I usually have to test different variations of the paint and watch it dry 10 to 15 times. 

Marmite Taster

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Eating Marmite daily for 30 years! would be many people’s worst nightmare but for St John Skelton it’s his dream job. The 60-year-old from Burton, England is Marmite’s chief taste tester and is responsible for tasting every batch before it leaves the factory in Burton in Trent. Despite being loathed by millions across the world, St John can’t get enough of the stuff and eats it almost every day for 30 years.

Scuba Diving Pizza Delivery Man

Jules’ Undersea Lodge is an American hotel located in Key Largo, Florida that hires pizza delivery men underwater.  

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