Cool Jobs

30 Aug

So I have a couple lists: one for just cool jobs in general, and another for if you’re thinking about a part-time summer job. Hope this helps!


Cruise Director – This job is really cool because if you work somewhere like American Cruise Lines (ACL), the cruise director organizes and goes on shore excursions, manages guest speakers, schedules entertainment, does concierge duty and then
circulates in the dining room to pitch the next day’s events. The average salary for a cruise director is $45,000 to $50,000. That’s great money and you get to live on the ship most of the time anyways!

Toy creator – (AKA commercial and industrial designers) They use their imaginations and play with toys without the hassle of noisy customers. They get paid to think of ideas for new toys, produce them and play with them to see if they’re ready to go into production. On average they get paid $54,560 per year.

Food scientist – You might not have ever cared who creates all the different flavors of ice cream as long as the scoops keep appearing in your bowl. πŸ™‚ Well, food scientists spend their days in laboratories developing and perfecting new flavors so that low-fat birthday cake ice cream tastes good and not, well, low-fat. Sure, you might put on a little weight, but it’s a small price to pay for making your living off of ice cream and they usually make $53,810 salaries.

Doll fashion designerIf you’ve ever played with dolls, you know that their fashion accessories are no small matter. Barbeques, dinner parties, sailing — these dolls have outfits for every occasion. Fashion designers, like the ones who create the clothes you’re wearing right now, decide what attire dolls need and come up with the best design to sell to the public. It might sound like child’s play, but consider that Barbie’s wardrobe makes Mattel one of the world’s largest clothing manufacturers! πŸ™‚ Salary: $62,610

Event plannerWhether you’re planning a wedding, a birthday, or a company party, if you’re an event planner, youΒ are responsible for finding convention and meeting sites, orchestrating enrollment and registration, possibly making transportation arrangements for attendees and negotiating prices for venues and hotels. What makes this job cool is that, although you work hard ironing out the many wrinkles that big events entail, you get to visit various sites and network with people of every imaginable industry, which means you’re not stuck at a desk all day. Salary: $42,180**

Wardrobe stylistIf your friends and family come to you when they don’t know what to wear — or you offer this advice even when they don’t ask — you’re suited to be a wardrobe stylist! πŸ™‚ You get to use your fashion sense to dress actors in commercials, TV shows and movies so that the characters’ clothes match their fictitious lifestyle. (Salary: Depending on the type of production and the stylist’s experience, pay ranges from $1,000 per week to $10,000 per week.)

other special cases: πŸ™‚ (credits to

Ben Southall, 34, of Petersfield, beat out nearly 35,000 applicants from around
the world for the dream assignment to swim, explore and relax on Hamilton Island
in the Great Barrier Reef, while writing a blog to promote the area. He was
selected for the $111,000 gig – a six-month contract to serve as caretaker of a
tropical Australian island. He now has to live rent-free in a three-bedroom
villa, complete with pool. Before getting the job he had to spend four
days on the island for an extended interview process, which required applicants
to snorkel through crystalline waters, gorge themselves at a beachside barbecue
and relax at a spa. He also had to demonstrate his blogging abilities, take
swimming tests and sit through in-person interviews.

Surely the envy of any desk-bound office worker, Tommy Lynch has travelled over
27,000 miles this year for his job, testing holiday resort waterslides. Mr
Lynch, 29, works for holiday giant First Choice, checking the height, speed,
water quantity and landing of the flumes, as well as all safety aspects. In 2008
Mr Lynch tested waterslides at holiday villages in Lanzarote, Majorca, Egypt,
Turkey, Costa Del Sol, Cyprus, Algarve, Dominican Republic and Mexico. This year
he will quality control First Choice’s new splash resorts in Greece, Turkey,
Florida, Jamaica and Ibiza.


camp counselorthere are a TON of camps that hire kids under 16! Camp All American is one that I know of. Find some local camps!

make your own camp – this sounds crazy, I know. But I’ve done it and it really is cool! All you have to do is find a couple of friends to be “camp counselors” and invite young kids (usually 8-10 yrs) You should always get a parent reccomendation because some parents are skeptical at first about the idea. You can do it in the basement/backyard or any empty room in your house and it makes GREAT money. If you have a younger sibling in the age range, you can invite them and their friends too. Parents love the “homemade” feel to it and you can do like seven kids for one week of camp. Easy, fun, original! πŸ˜€

BabysitFind local kids to watch and if you do a good job and don’t just watch TV the whole time πŸ˜‰ the kids will probably tell their parents = more likely to get called back or get a tip! πŸ™‚

Waitress – this is easy! All you have to do is put a smile on your face! πŸ™‚ And you get good tips too!




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