Few people dream of spending most of their day in the office, doing paperwork and mindless chores on their computers. We all grow up dreaming of an exciting job. Some want to become astronauts, others want to be doctors and people’s lives, some dream of one day winning an Oscar for acting or directing. The point is, none of us as a kid thinks “hey, spending 8 hours in an office cubicle seems like fun”, but a lot of people end up doing that, because their dream jobs seem unattainable. What if we told you it’s not too late to change things up. We can’t guarantee you an Oscar, but there’s plenty of other dream jobs that are way cooler than what you’re doing now. So let’s take a look at 12 dream jobs for girls you won’t believe exist.
1. Waterslide Tester
Yes, you read that correctly. In 2013, a British company was looking for a person to travel around Europe, Tunisia, Thailand and Egypt testing out their waterslides in theme parks. All you had to do is put on a swimsuit, go down multiple water slides and since the position called for social media experience, we’re guessing you’d have to post some info about it on social media. Sounds too good to be true? It really does. In fact if someone offered you this job you’d probably agree to do it for free, but the $31,000 paycheck they offered sounds amazing too, doesn’t it?
2. Professional Sleeper
Who knew you could earn money while sleeping? Well, not exactly. In 2012, a company that specializes in making luxury beds hired students to test out their beds. They had to basically sleep in the bed under various conditions and then blog about their experience. So basically – they slept in fancy beds and then wrote about it on the Internet. And they got a modest pay of $1500 per month, which for a student is pretty damn good. Where do I sign up?
3. Panda Nanny
There’s few Panda’s left in the world and while there is a chance they might go extinct, there are people doing their absolute best to make sure that the panda’s that still exist can live a happy, satisfied life. To become a panda nanny you’d have to apply through the Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in China, or you can check some zoos, since they sometimes offer similar positions. The job entails taking care of pandas, making sure they’re happy and stress free, and it also entails occasional panda hugging.
4. Bed Warmer
It’s a bit ridiculous but you can actually get paid for hopping into bed and laying there for a bit, until it warms up. Apparently Holiday Inns in Great Britain actually have a position of “bed warmer” on their staff and they offer this service to their customers. In addition to doing nothing but laying in beds, you also get to wear a cosy special suit, that is basically an equivalent of an electric blanket, so you’ll always be toasty warm. Sounds like a great job for the cold season.
5. Fortune Cookie Writer
How many fortune cookies have you cracked open in your lifetime? Probably quite a few. But did you ever wonder who wrote those fortunes? Not to break your bubble, but those fortunes don’t just magically appear in the cookie, depending on the person who gets them. Nope, there’s a very real person, writing those fortunes and getting paid for it. So if you think you’d be good at this sort of thing, and you’d like to add a bit of magic and wonder to people’s food orders, this might be a job worth considering.
6. Netflix Tagger
Is Netflix and chill your idea of a perfect night? Then this dream job was made for you. The Netflix tagger just has to watch movies and TV shows on Netflix and tag them into the right categories. It helps others find the movies they want easier and being a Netflix tagger means you can just stay in bed and watch Netflix all the time.
7. Chocolate Taster
Attention to all chocoholics – this is not a drill! Being a chocolate taster is a real job, and yes, it requires tasting a LOT of chocolate every day. Sounds perfect doesn’t it? Especially if you love chocolate. Who wouldn’t want to be paid to eat chocolate every day? I mean, sure there’s a mild side-effect of possible weight gain. But how cool would it be to have this dream job?
8. Ice Cream Flavor Guru
Speaking of tasting food for money, if you’re more into ice-cream there’s a job for you too. The famous Ben and Jerry’s ice-cream company has a position available called “ice cream flavor guru” and what they do is “make tempting your tastebuds their business. They spend their days and nights tasting the best food in the world, then they mix, blend, chop, whip and taste, taste, taste until they come up with an unmatched batch of pure ice cream euphoria. They boldly go where no ice cream makers have gone before. From potato chips to passion fruit, no ingredient goes unconsidered for the next irresistible, completely unexpected Ben & Jerry’s flavor”, according to the Ben and Jerry’s website.
9. Paradise Island Caretaker
If the idea of being stuck on an island all alone doesn’t scare you, and in fact sounds quite intriguing – this might be the dream job for you. All the job requires you to do is swim, relax and explore, well and also blog about it. The main idea is to promote the area. Doesn’t that just sounds heavenly?
Is your favorite Disney princess Ariel? Do you just love The Little Mermaid? Well what if we told you that you also could become a mermaid and even make it your profession. If you love swimming and are good at holding your breath for long periods of time you can find a job being a professional mermaid and swimming around in big tanks of water for the entertainment of others. You also get to wear a giant fin, so that you actually look like a mermaid. It’s kind of like being a model, but under water.
11. Santa Letter Writer
Do you still believe in Santa Claus? If you’re above the age of 12 you probably don’t. But don’t you miss the time when you did? Wasn’t it just a magical time? You’d write letters to Santa and wait for gifts at Christmas. Life was just simpler back then. If you want to uphold that belief for others you actually can apply to become a letter writer for Santa. Your job will consist of pretending you’re Santa and writing letters back to kids.
12. Travel Blogger
This is one of those jobs that sound incredible and very achievable, but none of us know how to become one. Well, you could take the long way and just acquire a huge following on social media and hope that you’ll be able to make enough money from sponsors and advertising and then you can start traveling around the world. Or you could look for job openings in travel agencies that need people to travel the world and blog about the hotels they stay in and restaurants they go to. Pretty awesome, isn’t it?