What if you could make a living doing things like playing video games, drinking beer, or watching TV?
That would be the dream, right?
Well, it turns out that there are jobs out there just like that.
Here are a few roles that definitely sound too good to be true:
This job will leave you blinded by science -- and chocolate!
Back in 2014, the University fo Cambridge posted an opening for a 'chocolate scientist.' According to Fast Company, the goal of the research was to determine 'what would allow chocolate to remain solid and delicious in warm climates.'
Sure, it essentially amounts to a multidisciplinary PhD program -- but you get to play with chocolate all day.
For scientists with a sweet tooth, it's not a bad idea to keep an eye out for similar opportunities going forward.
What if you could get paid to travel and drink beer? Sounds like a fantasy, right?
Well, it's a real position that Smithsonian hired for in 2016, Caroline Praderio reported for INSIDER.
The catch? Candidates had to be professional historians and scholars.
Still, it certainly seemed like a great opportunity for booze-loving historians looking to make $US64,650 a year for drinking beer.
If you're looking for a new job to dive into, see if any water parks are hiring.
According to Fast Company, one lucky college student received $US30,000 and free travel to journey around Turkey and Egypt testing water slides for SplashWorld resorts back in 2013.
If becoming a Lego master builder is your dream job, you'd better start practicing. It's an incredibly selective group. Fast Company reports that there are only 40 Lego master builders in the world.
Once you're in, you'll have '... the complex task of building larger-than-life models or designing the official LegoLand sets,' according to Fast Company.
Cat cafés are a craze that's swept across Japan. Patrons come in and enjoy a cup of coffee while petting and playing with the resident cats, according to Fast Company.
If you'd like to run a shop crawling with furry felines, it's a good idea to get in on the trend.
Video games are a big business now. VentureBeat reported that the worldwide industry hit $US91 billion in revenue in 2016.
So it makes sense that some people make a living playing and testing video games.
Fast Company reports that these roles are like the video game equivalent of quality assurance testers.
It's also not as simple as just enjoying an endless round of gaming. You'll need to take the job seriously to be able to spot bugs and errors.
Turns out, you can teach an old dog new tricks -- and one of those tricks is catching some waves.
Apparently, there's a market for dogs in need of surfing lessons. Business Insider reports that while some surfing instructors offer courses for dogs and their owners, some teach dog-only classes as well.
Here's a job that will let you spend your time in front of the TV without feeling guilty about it.
Business Insider reported that these workers are frequently employed by television shows and news program. Their task? Identify and pull relevant clips for other programs.
What's more precious than a panda?
Some lucky folks get to work as panda cub caretakers, according to Fast Company.
So what does that job entail?
Business Insider reported that one posting from Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in China's Sichuan called for candidates to be prepared to spend a whole year with the pandas and share 'their joys and sorrows.'
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