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5 obscure but highly paid jobs you didn’t know existed

You may be sitting on a gold mine of talents you had no idea could make big bucks, but these obscure jobs that pay big time could inspire your next career move!

No limits to a great income

You know what makes America great? In this county we’re limited only by our imagination when it comes to earning a living! While there are many of you who gladly toil away working in a fast food establishment or a bank, many others choose the road less travelled.

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And by that I mean earning living performing jobs most people couldn’t even think of even if someone paid them! Which leads me to the following handful of gigs that might tickle your own fancy!

Golf, snakes, and stanks, oh my!

If you can think of the idea, chances are you can sell it for money! Certainly there are more jobs out there that are above and beyond what typical employment opportunities entail (here are 18), but here are a handful of jobs that really stand out!

Golf ball diver – Not everyone can play like Jack Nicholas, which explains how many golf balls get sliced into lakes and ponds! In this job, you will search for lost golf ball in waters of golf courses. Salaries range between $32,000 and $90,000 per year. Investment on your part is minimal: a lot of times a mask and snorkel is sufficient. For larger bodies of water you’ll need wet gear to include oxygen tank, mask, fins, etc.

Pet food tester – can make you between $11,000 and $34,000 yearly. This sounds like a lark but think about it: if you can’t stand the food why should Fido? Pet food is a multi-million dollar industry. None of the big brands want to blow by producing cuisine that makes Lassie run in the opposite direction.

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Worm picker – What do you think worms grow on trees? A lot of worm pickers create their own worm farms. Believe me when I tell you, you haven’t lived until you have a half acre of compost fermenting on your property! But that’s what attracts the worms. Diligent farmers can pocket between $17,000 and $44,000.

Snake milker – Not only will you be the life of any party when you’re asked what you do for a living but you’ll relish the fact that you are performing an important service for medical science! Sucking the venom from snakes is not for someone with a weak stomach. But you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank. Snake venom goes for about $1,000 per gram.

Odor judge – It’s a tough job but someone has to do it. Which is why companies pay between $39,000 and $116,000 for smelling the armpits of people to find out if specific deodorant products are working as advertised. Hey it could be worse: you could be sticking your nose in a cow’s ass, which you can learn more about by clicking here.

Tired of your current job? Try thinking outside of the box and see where your hidden talents lie!


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Nearly three decades living and working all over the world as a radio and television broadcast journalist in the United States Air Force, Staff Writer, Gary Picariello is now retired from the military and is focused on his writing career.

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