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What are the Best Jobs of 2012

Updated on December 25, 2012

Finding your dream job is more than just deciding what you really want to do with your life. Choosing the job that’s right for you , which matches for your skills, abilities and interests, requires systematic methodology, soul-searching, trials and errors . And we’re to help you.

According to 2012 Jobs Rated report organized by careercast.com the first place takes Software Engineer. The world is going digital, that`s why software engineers have one of the most in-demand careers in the world. Their pay is great, hiring demand for their skills is high, and working conditions have never been better.
Human Resources Manager , Financial Planner , Occupational Therapist, Online Advertising Manager, Actuary and Audiologist are all rated as a Top 10 Best Job due to a combination of high incomes, great environments, good job growth and relatively low unemployment rates.


But it is all too predictable. Here is an alternative list of best jobs for you.

Bike rider-photographer for Google Maps



For sure nearly everybody once tried out the “street view” feature of Google Maps.
Many of the images were captured with camera and GPS equipment by car, but there were places inaccessible by vehicles. That’s why Google has hired two lucky young men to ride around France on tricycles snapping up photos of historical sites and other important places. On this three-wheeler with nine cameras, GPS, computer and generator they were getting exercise, visiting beautiful places, trekking around France and earning money.

Resort waterslide tester

And how about testing holiday resort waterslides? The job duties are - checking the speed, height, water quantity and landing of the flumes, as well as all safety aspects. You would have a chance to travel all over the world. For example, Tommy Lynch working as resort waterslide tester has visited Majorca, Egypt, Turkey, Costa Del Sol, Cyprus, Dominican Republic and Mexico. Working for holiday giant First Choice company this year he will check on quality of new splash resorts in Greece, Turkey, Florida, Jamaica and Ibiza.

Social media manager

This job is among the newest of professions, but really in favor now. Social media managers work with clients to develop marketing plans on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and other social networks to help people and companies better sell their products and services. This fun job also requires a lot of work, excellent writing skills, empathy for customers, and an awareness the company's strategy.

Video Game Tester

Video game testing has embedded itself as one of the most important cycles in video game design. The Primary role of game tester is to break the game in any possible way. But testing is a hard work and can often be really tedious. To become a QA tester you should have an eye for detail, lots of patience, critical thinking and the ability to stay focused.

Paradise island caretaker

Island caretaker is believed to be the best job in the world. The responsibilities - to work on a tropical island in the Great Barrier Reef, while writing a blog and submitting web video to promote the area. Job benefits include a large salary, free lodging in a three-bedroom villa and free transportation. Ben Southall, 34, beat out nearly 35,000 applicants from around the globe for this great opportunity. In the last week of his paradise job, he was stung by an Irukandji jellyfish, known for lethal cases. Fortunately he made a full recovery.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      well in Malaysia, IT occupations and Engineering ones are the most hunted jobs . Should have worked hard on my studies when I was teens. Sigh....