18 Unusual Jobs You Didn’t Know Existed –


“For work I get to break into hospitals and steal things. It’s referred to as a “Physical Penetration Test.” It’s an integral part of a risk assessment, which is required under 164.308 of HIPAA.

I routinely pick locks, steal access badges, impersonate medical personnel, harvest data and credentials, crack passwords, and utilize various social engineering tactics.

My official title is “Information Security Consultant.” I have a degree in Information Systems Management, as well as; CCNA, Sec+, and CISA certifications.”



“I am responsible for breaking toys and write reports about them how they break.”



“I cut eyes out of dead people. I am an eye bank technician; I surgically remove corneas and whole eyes from donors for cornea transplants and research. I think most people don’t WANT to know about my job.”



“I put music in movie trailers. pretty random and pretty awesome.”



“I spent a summer balancing beer trucks.

The object of job is to make sure that the beer truck is as full as possible at all times, ideally picking up on skid of empties when delivering one skid of beer.

Beer Truck Tetris, it’s a thing.”



“I start on Friday as a Standardized Patient. Essentially, med students practice their bedside manner on me.”



“I am an assistant for an escort service. I lost my real, and pretty good, job about a month ago. Now I schedule appointments for escorts. Most of my friends know, my mom thinks I am a personal assistant. I kinda am…”



“My aunt is one of the leaders of the ski patrol at Breckenridge ski mountain in Colorado. One of her many jobs there is to fly around in helicopters and throw dynamite out the window in order to set off avalanches before someone does it accidentally.”



“Manager at a YouTube Network. I basically get paid to watch and maintain YouTube channels all day. My job didn’t exist when I was in college.”



“I sell Lego pieces. I buy bulk Lego sets, part out the pieces, and list them individually on my online store. My customers are generally one of two people:

-Adults who want 1,000 of something, but don’t want to buy 100 of a set to get it (such as a red 2×4 brick to build an enormous structure).

-Parents whose kid wants a specific minifigure that happens to only come in an expensive set. The kid doesn’t want “super playset number 12,” he wants “the gold ninja!” – so instead of spending $130 for the big set, they can spend $15 on just the figure, and it works out well for both of us.

Generally I can part out a set for around 200-250% of its purchase price. My wife and I also make monthly trips to our nearest Lego store one state over to buy hundreds of dollars of “Pick a Brick” pieces to put into our inventory.

The largest hazard of the job? Your chances of stepping on a Lego in the middle of the night go up substantially when you have over 100,000 pieces in the house.”



“I make products look pretty for a home shopping television station.”



“I make pig feed, they aren’t just fed corn. A lot of science involved. Their diets change almost monthly with the weather so we are constantly changing the nutrients we give them.

Also a little nugget that blows my mind. Pigs naturally will bite each others tails off as a dominance thing. (Like squirrels do). However simply increasing their magnesium in the diet will make them not bite each other, for some reason it has a calming effect on them.”



“There is a guy in the company I work for whose sole job is to dream up patents. That patents don’t even have to do with the company or the industry we work in. He could patent something like a method for tethering the moon to the earth with a giant rope. His job is to dream.”



“I work for a super store and they send me to a competitor across the street in plain clothes. I take a device, pda, that holds a list of items on it. I locate the items and record the price. Every week. I’m a competitive shopper.”



“I regulate motion pictures for the government. Meaning, I spend my days watching movies before they are released and reviewing pornography before it can be sold in stores or shown in booths.”



“I write manuals for tanks. How to operate them, how to repair them, etc.”



“I make people do a shot of screech, kiss a cod fish and say funny thing, my official job title is “screecher-inner”. Its a tourism job for the province of Newfoundland and I do it everyday over the summer, twice a day. Its a tradition here for welcoming people to the island and is basically the best job ever.”



“I maintain hiking trails in our national forests. I camp out for 8 days at a time, with 6 day weekends. While camping, I clear downed trees from the trails with chainsaws, crosscut saws, build bridges, retaining walls, drain water off the trail, fix rock/land slides, cut down large trees, etc. I hike most everywhere with my crew, although we use horses and mules to carry camping equipment. Some places require us to ride ATVs and dirtbikes, while other places are only accessible by jetboat or airplane.

I love my job, I get to live in nature damn near all year long, and I don’t really have much time to spend my money. I work for the USFS, my job title is Wilderness Technician of Trails.”



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