If you ask a group of children what they want to be when they grow up, you tend to get the same catalog of answers. From dentists and doctors to the more ambitious dreams of being an astronaut, rarely do you hear a kid strive for the more niche professions. However, not everyone makes a living doing the traditional 9-to-5. In fact, there are some out there jobs that many people don’t realize exist.
While these jobs are certainly foreign to most people’s resumes, at the end of the day, someone’s got to do them. There’s a select few may make you re-think your entire career path, but then there are others that take a very special person to want to do. Here are 25 of the weirdest jobs that actually exist.
1. Fortune cookie writer. It may be disillusioning to know that your favorite post-meal wisdom comes from a bunch of people sitting in an office writing fortune cookie quips, but someone’s got to write them. According to The New York Times, approximately 3 billion fortune cookies are made each year, which is a hefty amount of inspiring one-liners to conjure up.
2. Professional bridesmaid. Have unreliable best friends? There are actually services that exist to assist brides on their big day. These ‘undercover bridesmaids’ are actually professionals who serve as almost personal assistants to make sure the wedding and prior parties go according to plan. Being in a wedding party can sometimes feel like a job in itself so it makes sense that someone might actually make it one.