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Four Dreamy Jobs Worth Dreaming About
There are jobs and there are J-O-B-S!
When I was young, I used to imagine myself scurrying in my hospital scrubs with my lab coat billowing and a stethoscope hanging on my neck. I guess it’s but typical that kids dream to become doctors or nurses, I myself felt it was such an important and dignified career. I still believe it is a very important one but it is also one of the toughest, not only physically but also emotionally, especially if you work pediatrics.
For some, they stay with their dreams and work hard to become what they dreamed to be. For me those days, of course, have changed over the years. After dreaming of being in the cutest hospital scrubs ever, I saw myself with a camera in far-flung places in exciting situations (photo-journalist wannabe) and with my very own byline. I still get to hold a camera and go to different places but the excitement is because of the family, friends and colleagues I am with in different events and occasions. Though, I also got my own byline when I write the press releases and the blog for the company I work for.
These days there are people working dreamy jobs, these are the jobs that we love to do every day, the only difference is that we get paid for it. My colleague has a dream job and she calls it Facebook-ing. She wishes someone would pay her to work on her Facebook account, she said she will also be willing to work on somebody else’s account. She would be doing something she loves and gets paid doing it. Well, she might have to wait a long time for that Facebook-ing fantasy job of hers.
Still there are lucky people who have the coolest jobs in the world. Take a look at some of these jobs and drool with envy:
Parents have a hard time curtailing their kids, especially the boys, when it comes to video games. How many times have you sent your kid to their room or grounded him because he exceeded the video game playing time? Well, video game testers are enjoying their day playing with video games and getting paid for it. The only catch is that you have to keep playing the same game over and over and over again until you find a glitch or until you break them because these are video games that have not yet been released in the market. Depending on the location and company, video game testers has a paying range between $20,000 to $100,000 though for $8-12 an hour, it can be a little tedious to be running the same part of the game over and over again but then again for video game lovers it will be like being in seventh heaven.
One of the most successful who started out as a videogame tester and now a video games expert is Scott Steinberg. When he was 17 he landed a part-time testing job for a company that would later become Atari, then he went on to work for a French game maker and now he is the CEO of video game consulting firm TechSavvy Global, and founder of GameExec magazine and Game Industry TV. He is considered to be top technology and video game expert and more than a billion people turn to him for insights into all things high-tech.
Just so you know am not kidding about this, here is an ad about Videogame Tester.
Ice Cream Flavor Developer
For ice cream lovers, like me, this is to die for job. Just imagine, a job where all you have to do is think of what flavors to invent or develop. Well according to Ben & Jerry’s flavor creator Kirsten Schimoler it’s not all day eating ice cream but she does get to take home three pints a day. That’s a double wow! What she actually does is go on food tours to research, go to different cities eating as many desserts as possible in order to discover new flavors.
She considers it a dream job although she found it way earlier than she thought. But she has been working forward to it since she graduated from Cornell with a degree in Food Science and worked with Unilever a week after graduation. She started developing frozen "skillet meals" for the Bertolli and P. F. Chang's brands before she saw the ad in the paper that Ben & Jerry were hiring. Since she grew up within walking distance of the company's factory in Waterbury, Vermont, she jumped to it. Since then she has created two flavors sold exclusively at Target stores as part of Scoop It Forward, a campaign to promote volunteerism. The flavors Berry Voluntary and Brownie Chew Gooder were planned as limited-edition only but Target is stocking them since they sold so well.
By the way, there is another job called Ice Cream Taster.
Would you still call it a job when all you do is test honeymoon destinations, make videos and take photos upload it and make a blog about it every day? That is the job of the couple Mark and Denise Duffield-Thomas which they won over 30,000 other applicants. When an Irish tourism company came up with the Ultimate Job of the World contest they were looking for a couple to travel around the world for 6 months doing one of the best things one can ever do, testing honeymoon destinations. It’s not all vacation though according to the couple because the types of destinations are varied and so are the experiences. One minute they can be waited on hand-and-foot in a private villa and the next they can be camping through the desert. And for those interested to travel around the world and test honeymoon destinations with your partner, unfortunately they are no longer looking for a new couple to be new honeymoon testers. Maybe, next time.
Barbie Outfit Designer
Barbie is the ultimate toy for any girl; we played with it, dressed her up, braided her hair, and collected Barbie dolls and if you only have one Barbie then one can dress her up even with your fave attire. To design outfits for Barbie dolls is like playing with her the whole day. And designing Barbie’s outfits is the job of 32 year old Lilly Martinez. Think of all the opportunity she is given to let her imagination and creativity soar free coming up with new designs for Barbie.
Nick Verreos won the "Design an Outfit for the My Scene Barbie Challenge" for Project Runway Season 2 and his winning design was then produced and sold and is now considered a Collector’s Barbie. Since then he has designed another Barbie outfit when he was asked to design for Barbie's 50Th Anniversary Celebration. His final sketch was given to Mattel and was made into a doll and he was also asked to make the one that had to be worn by a model for the runway.
We may not have known it but these jobs do exist and though they sound really cool, it will only really feel like a dream job if you are interested in it…otherwise it will be just like a chore. So, a dream job is worth dreaming about then you also need to work towards it, it does not simply fall on your lap, you have to go for it.