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When we are kids, people often ask us what we want to be when we grow up, and we happily come up with answers like “magician”, “gladiator”, or even something as ridiculous as “samurai”. But as we start getting older, we grow out of these dream jobs and start working real jobs in the real world. Sometimes, we even settle for work that we don’t even like; however, as it fetches good money, we slog on!

But this Reddit post had netizens looking for the wildest and the most interesting jobs that they found attractive. And some of these amusing answers will surely put a smile on your face. So, scroll down and check them out for yourself!

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#1

“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) My dream job is no job. doing whatever I want to do everyday without thinking about income.

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#2

“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) Pro bono veterinarian. Treat animals that would otherwise go untreated.

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“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) Animal Sanctuary/Rescue.

normanr , International Fund for Animal Welfare Report

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For me, money isn't the immediate issue. The issue is having to deal with people that don't treat their animals as well as I expect them to, then I would need to get said animals back to health. My immediate issue is that I want to be instant karma to the animal abusers and neglecters.

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Not everyone has the luxury of choice. Many people have to settle for a profession with a big paycheck because, let's face it, not all attractive jobs can pay our bills, hence the term dream job. "Talking about pursuing a dream career, it's definitely challenging or speculative yet a long-term and satisfactory alternative," Apoorva Kale, an industrial and organizational psychology practitioner, told Bored Panda during an interview.

She said that people generally thrive on two drives, intrinsic and extrinsic. The ones with passion and aspiration for their dream career flourish on intrinsic motivators, while those who believe compensation/benefits are more important to them thrive on extrinsic motivators.

#4

“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) Librarian in a world where you're free to read any book you wish without fear. Imagine having time to just read while helping others find a love of books.

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I didn't appreciate this when I was younger but our school librarian was really chill and would basically read all day. Win.

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#5

“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) One of those ghosts from A Christmas Carol that haunts rich people and traumatizes them into not being a******s. I would k*ll for that job.

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#6

“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) Quality tester for a hammock manufacturer.   

Test 1. Reading in hammock  

Test 2. Napping in hammock (15-90 min)  

Test 3. Sleeping in hammock (90+ min).

IFeelFineFineFine , Asad Photo Maldives Report

But of course, if we were given a choice where salary didn't matter, who wouldn't want to do something they truly loved that made them happy? However, 57% of Americans favor capitalism. And getting that really sweet paycheck is what many people look forward to at the end of the month, even if they do something they don't want to.

But Apoorva says, "Eventually, working in an environment that doesn’t conform to oneself holistically will always feel draining. So, not pursuing a dream career can adversely affect an individual's mental health."

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“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) Panda Nanny.

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But you have to be in good shape to do that. I've seen those folks on vids and panda cubs play for keeps! Those little devils are cute as buttons, but they play rough!!

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If you knew that the undesirable 9-5 work that you do every day could impact your mental health, would you still do it? "When you choose a job you don't like, it's mostly about satisfying immediate needs or circumstances and is very short-lived," stressed Apoorva.

She also mentioned that when people continue this way, doing something with no interest that gives them zero satisfaction, they might stagnate and ultimately burn out. And that does sound reasonable, right? Just imagine doing something you dislike every single day for years, phew! Sounds terrifying, doesn't it?

#10

“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) Can I be the new David Attenborough? He's getting on a bit and should retire.

I'd love to be paid to travel around the world and then provide dramatic voiceovers to things.

rose636 , Gerbert Voortman Report

#11

“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) Steve Irwin's job.

Rest in peace you absolute f*****g legend, I forgive the stingray because I know you would too.

ogBaddust , pressfoto Report

On the other hand, we have to face reality, because money does matter. Other experts suggest that if you can't get your dream job, you can try to find one that closely aligns with your skills, values, and interests. That way, it won't burn you out and at least give you a sense of fulfillment.

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Another expert from the University of Pennsylvania says, "There is ALWAYS going to be something you do not like about your job, and that’s okay! It takes years of experience and maybe even bouncing around a little bit to figure out the right fit for you."

#14

“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) Search and rescue. They're the closest thing we have to superheros.

Kshi-dragonfly , Inge Wallumrød Report

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“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) Doggy daycare!

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2 weeks ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep, with boarding facilities too. A Dogtel. And you can add a kitty daycare/boarding—-a Catel, or should that be Cattel?—-on the other side of the building. A place that’s a nice, well kept, squeaky clean, and 1000% fun for the animals place, with dedicated, loyal, loving, and qualified staff taking care of the fur babies. I would be kind of firm when hiring help, though. Any hint of not liking both dogs AND cats, and it would be a sorry, not a good fit, thanks for applying and goodbye from me.

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#16

“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) Paleontologist.

It would be amazing and so fulfilling to add to human knowledge of the history of life on earth. But you have to be creative (or very lucky) to make even a meager living is that field.

barnett25 , Los Muertos Crew Report

So, if you do get your dream job, well and good! But in case you don't, try not to be disheartened. Look for alternatives where you feel you might be the right fit. Who knows, you might end up falling in love with it!

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And like these netizens, don't forget to tell us about the work that you would love to do. Just type your heart out in the comments!

#17

“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) Traveling food critic.

PaperFlower14765 , animationscreencaps Report

#19

“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) Working at a small coffee shop.

iD-Remus , Porapak Apichodilok Report

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#20

“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) 90% of what makes or breaks a job for me is co-workers and management.

That being said, working at a comic shop is a literal dream some days. You deal with a lot of people who are passionate about what you are selling.

Jesterfest , Erik Mclean Report

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2 weeks ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You could be Stuart! :) Although he always seemed to hate his job...

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“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) Freelance musician. Just play music all the time, not worry about selling out or stressing over gigs and worrying if the bride is going to be cool or not. Make music for me and if you like it, cool.

sunshine_is_hot , 42 North Report

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#22

“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) Teacher.

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd love to teach classes where attendance isn't mandatory, where people come because they want to learn!

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“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) Billionaires daughter.

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A legit billionaire, that is. Not a wannabe who wastes fortunes because he’s too stupid to know how to run companies his daddy keeps giving him, then lies about what a business wunderkind he is—-and lies about how much money he actually has, and I mean cash and tangible assets, not potential money that may never materialize and pure b******t.

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#25

“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) For me, baker.

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#26

“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) I'm a Software Engineer, and I'd still do that. I do actually enjoy my work, and if salary wouldn't be an issue, I'd just do it better since I wouldn't have to worry about money.

PerryTheH , ThisIsEngineering Report

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

only if you can make your own decision and not an incompetent pm

#27

“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) Astronaut. I would love to explore our universe.

FutureTaro3014 , Pixabay Report

#28

“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) Professional tour guide!

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2 weeks ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If it was a historical location and I could dress according to the time period of the event and not only explain what happened but show as much of the context of the time as I could, then hell yeah, I’d be loving every minute of it. It would be like time traveling to the past for me—-and would tide me over until they finally get off their asses and build that damned Time Machine already, ffs.

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“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) Philosophy professor.

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

First class, "why are any of us here?" walk out...that's it. Exam in three months. lol

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“If Salary Wasn’t A Consideration, What Is The Most Attractive Profession?” (30 Answers) Fighter pilot.

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Took me 30 years to figure out what the job I am best suited for is - placement year coordinator at a university. I saw the very job advertised on my local uni's website but alas the salary was too low. Pity they don't pay on commission, I would smash it!

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