18 Extraordinary Jobs You May Not Have Known About (Infographic)

Did you know you could get paid to sleep?
18 Extraordinary Jobs You May Not Have Known About (Infographic)
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Bored with your work? Don’t worry, there are plenty of interesting jobs you can look into. And we don’t mean a travel blogger or a fashion photographer. We’re talking about jobs you didn’t even know existed.  

Enjoy sleeping? You could become a professional sleeper. That’s right, companies will pay for people to test hotel beds and take part in scientific studies. On average, a professional sleeper earns $31,000 a year.

Related: 63 Businesses to Start for Under $10,000

Maybe sleeping all day isn’t for you, so how about working with baby animals instead? As a chicken sexer, you would be responsible for identifying the sex of newly hatched chicks. On average, a chicken sexer makes $28,000 a year.

If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, you could become a worm picker and supply bait to fishermen. Or if you’ve got a strong sense of smell, sniffing paper towels might be more up your alley. Yes, people are actually hired and paid up to $52,000 a year to check the odor strength of fresh paper towels.

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From fortune cookie writer to livestream eater, maybe it’s time to forget about being an accountant or marketing manager and find something more unique. The possibilities are endless -- check out Big Assignments’ infographic below for a list of some of these extraordinary jobs.

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