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Cruise entertainer? Pet food taster? Yes, these are actual jobs! Kesar Majethia talks about odd jobs that are raking in the cash

The next time a “What do you do for a living?” question pops up, the answer to receive an agreeable nod from the person may not just require the standard “I’m a lawyer” or CEO or a surgeon. Over the years, employment has diversified itslef into a myriad new forms of which, a significant handful of jobs will appall you with the incomes they have to offer. Let’s look at a few of these quirky jobs that will not only make your resume stand out, but also your bank account.

EMBALMER

Seems like the unfortunate time of grieviences is increasingly proving to be lucrative for certain people. An Embalmer or Mortician earns approximately $46, 840 (citation) on a yearly basis. This job involves everything from transporting the body, to preparing it for cremation. Working with a licensed funeral home and having some experience is all that’s required to earn significantly well.

PROFESSIONAL SNUGGLER

Yes, you read it correctly. This job literally involves cuddling the client for a certain duration to make them feel comfortable. A company called ‘The Snuggle Buddies’ pays its employees $40 per hour for this job. Astonishingly, professional snugglers are becoming renown for the reduced level of depression and anxiety amongst working class citizens.

ENTERTAINMENT ON A CRUISE

We all know that tourism has surged significantly in the past decade. However, with the increase in luxury travel, cruises are trending as new hotspots for relaxation. An average cruise entertainer earns between $4000 to $7000 a week! Not to mention the free accommodation, paid meals and the thrill of cruising.
During summers and other seasonal peak times, cruise entertainers earn extra tips and bonuses. A lot of young adventure lovers are often attracted to this job as it does not drain out your savings into paying rent.

VIRTUAL RECRUITER

Do you often wonder what is it that companies look for in recruits? Today, you can make an earning out of it. A virtual recruiter carries out the pre-interview scrutiny of virtual accounts such as social media profiles, interviews and hiring new employees for vacancies in business. This profession pays well for those who work with an established recruitment agency. An average HR virtual recruiter earns approximately $40 per hour. However, there are various classifications of a virtual recruiter that depends on the nature of type of industry and recruits.

PET FOOD TASTER

A new entrant in the list of sommeliers and ice cream tasters, this profession requires creative thinkers who do not refrain from providing honest feedback. An average pet food taster can earn a rounded figure of $40,000 a year. Increasing experience can help pet tasters build a brand image for themselves and can help earn a stable income. For all the pet lovers out there, if you do not mind trying dogfood or catfood, this is a way to make big cash in the long term, not to mention the awareness you gain for buying the right quality food for your own pet.These five examples are not even a visible fraction of the number of unconventional jobs with earnings that make you rethink your career choices. What sets these jobs apart is the skill which is required to become successful in these fields. These are skills which a college degree does not provide. Along with skills, these jobs are risky as the demand for these services keeps fluctuating. For instance, a virtual recruiter may earn $40 an hour. However, one week he may only work 2 hours and the next week he may not even work any! Therefore, the earnings are justifiable for the high risk and unconventional job specification.

These five examples are not even a visible fraction of the number of unconventional jobs with earnings that make you rethink your career choices. What sets these jobs apart is the skill which is required to become successful in these fields. These are skills which a college degree does not provide. Along with skills, these jobs are risky as the demand for these services keeps fluctuating. For instance, a virtual recruiter may earn $40 an hour. However, one week he may only work 2 hours and the next week he may not even work any! Therefore, the earnings are justifiable for the high risk and unconventional job specification.

 

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