5 Amazing Dream Jobs That Actually Exist

These jobs are better than yours.

By Mathew S. Chan
February 03, 2016


Do you love your job? Are you living the life you’ve always wanted? You might think that getting your dream job is just some kind of fantasy but the world can surprise you. Here is a list of actual jobs that are too good to be true. Read on and be jealous.

1. Private Island Custodian
Have you always dreamed of having your own island or your own paradise that is miles away from civilization? A Private Island Caretaker is the closest thing you’ll get to this fantasy. You can earn a lot of money but it’s not all slacking off because you have to maintain the lot and make sure that everything is in tip top shape before the owners arrive.

2. Waterslide Tester
Do you ever wish of just having fun in a water park for like, forever? There used to be a job that makes you do that but only for a six-month stint. According to a report by CNN back in 2013, SplashWorld was looking for a waterslide tester who will try all the slides in their water parks across Europe, in Egypt, Tunisia as well as Thailand. In addition to travelling to all these places, the tester reportedly earned $32,000 (more than 1.5 million pesos).

3. Luxury Bed Sleeper
This one may sound crazy and unbelievable but there is an actual job where you are paid to literally sleep on the job. It’s like one of those college experiments you signed up for to make extra cash, except there aren’t any side effects. You’ll basically nap on different mattress types while researchers monitor your sleeping pattern to determine the best type to sleep on. It’s probably the only job in the world where you won’t complain about losing sleep or not being well-rested.

4. Hotel Reviewer
Do you ever dream of staying at hotels and relaxing as a way of living? Amazingly, there are people who do this professionally. Online travel agencies hire qualified people and send them to stay at different hotels to determine its quality and to curate for their clients. So if you are a frequent traveler who stays at hotels, maybe it’s time to start practicing reviewing them because this could be your next dream job.

5. Full Time Travel Blogger
To be able to travel all the time is a luxury, but for some people, it’s also a full-time job. Bloggers make a living by traveling across the world, visiting all the amazing sites and writing about them on their own site. The more followers, the higher they get paid through ads and sponsored posts. Time to revive that old personal blog and make it into something more productive and who knows, you could be blogging from Malta while sipping fine wine and counting the money you earned from that trip.