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Katelyn Dickens
Noodle Expert Member

January 23, 2020

How many times have you been asked, “What do you do for a living?” or “What are you going to college for?” I think it is safe to assume you’ve been asked numerous times. It’s not very ofte

How many times have you been asked, “What do you do for a living?" or “What are you going to college for?" I think it is safe to assume you’ve been asked numerous times. It’s not very often when someone replies to that question with an extremely out-of-the-box profession. If the thought of a normal 9-to-5 wants to send you running for the hills, check out this list of odd (but totally awesome) professions.


If your apartment is covered in green little friends, this could be the job for you. Get paid up to $80,000/ year (on bigger films) to take care of plants! Keep all the plants and general landscaping nice and healthy on a film set! Check out more of what to expect here.

Certified Ethical Hacker

Yes, it’s just as cool as it sounds. You will make an average of $99,000/year, and will get to test your hacking skills on trying to find weaknesses and vulnerabilities in companies’ systems.

Food Stylist

If you love to cook and have a great eye for detail, this is a good one for you. Earning an average salary of $40,800, food stylists cook and arrange food properly for photos that make your mouth water. From hotels and restaurants to food magazines and tv shows, there’s a wide range of places in which you can  find this job. Learn more here .


Horse lovers, I do have a job for you. Hippotherapy includes utilizing the movement of horse riding to treat disabilities, whether neurological or physical. Movements of the horse “provide a rhythmic movement which stimulates anterior, and posterior swinging movements," according to the NCBI. People working in his profession earns an average of $29,000 to $50,000/year.

Waterslide Tester

Yeah, you heard me. Get paid an average of $34,000/year to test out waterslides. Make sure the slide is safe, rate thrill factors and slipperiness, and figure out an ideal age range for each waterslide. This may be one of the coolest jobs ever, so here are some more things to check out if you think this is right for you.

Sometimes, the job hunt can be a bit daunting. Maybe it seems like you can’t get a job you want because of the lack of proper experience or degree. Or, maybe you’re scared to settle down into one job for the rest of your life. With a little extra research and an open mind, you can find some really great paying jobs that will rarely bore you. There are plenty of options that do not require an expensive degree, and will train employees themselves. In every nook and cranny, there’s an odd job most people don’t realize someone has to do.