Most Fun Jobs
Who said you couldn’t have a fun job? Fun jobs lead to happy employees. Happy employees have better retention rates, increase brand loyalty, and perform at higher levels.
Most fun jobs in the world
The world is a big place. If you search far and wide you may find fun jobs you have never even heard of, examples include:
- Private island caretaker,
- Personal airplane pilot,
- Music curator (e.g., the person who builds your Pandora station).
Having fun is different for different people. Whatever you find fun, it is important to take a personal inventory of your interests.
Most fun careers
What is fun will have a lot to do with your personality and preferences. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Do you like it outdoors or inside? Summer or winter activities? If you’re looking for a fun career, it’s important to do a personal assessment before your search. Once you have done that, you can begin to examine what jobs are available. Monster.com’s article “10 cool jobs and what they pay” included jobs like Cowboy, Professional Golfer, and Firefighter. Below are some categories and jobs that might help jump start your search for an enjoyable job.
Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Fun high paying jobs
- Video Game Designer – With eSports on the rise we know that video games are here to stay. Designers can focus on traditional platforms like Xbox and PlayStation, or new platforms such as Apple TV and mobile.
- Management Consultant – Consulting jobs are usually high paying jobs with weekly travel. Consultants are asked to wear multiple hats and gain exposure to topics that take years when compared to their industry counterparts. After experience is acquired, pay exceeds the six-figure mark.
- Project Manager – A project manager is a perfect job for the organized and detailed person who likes a view of all involved. Technical skills are important. If you have a technology or engineering background but enjoy being engaged in all areas, this could be the job for you.
Fun jobs that pay well without a degree
- Hiking Guide – Most people with 9 to 5 jobs spend their daydreaming of being outdoors. However, what if your 9 to 5 was outdoors? People who spend time outside are happier. The best part? A hiking guide doesn’t need a degree, so if you have a degree in a non-related topic or no degree at all, that won’t be a barrier to entry.
- DJ (Disc Jockey) – Those famous DJs are some of the highest paid people in the world. Wedding and event DJs don’t do too bad either. If you enjoy music, equipment, and getting a crowd engaged, you may find that being a DJ can be more than a lucrative side hustle.
- Web Developer – For those of us that grew up spending valuable time on the computer, you may have picked up a thing or two. If you have found yourself immersed in HTML, CSS, Java or other web languages and can display your skills, that may be all you need to land a fun job. No degree required.
Interesting jobs that pay well
- Ethical Hacker – An ethical hacker is a certified practitioner who hacks for a living. The Balance, a site for career navigation, included it in their list of The 15 Most Interesting, Unique and Weird Jobs. If you’ve found yourself curious about this side of the internet, you may find it enjoyable to do it for a living and get paid very well.
- Forensic Accountant – A forensic accountant is an accountant with a specific focus on finding irregularities for law enforcement, detectives, lawyers, corporations and more. If you’re an accountant with a curious side, this job will be perfect.
- Product Manager – A product manager owns a product from inception to its release to the market. They help with design, marketing, and other pieces on the roadmap. If you have a passion for the details and love learning about new products, this role would suit you.
Fun Jobs For:
Fun jobs for women
- Copywriter – Do you find writing enjoyable? Copywriting might be the job for you. Copywriters can work for agencies or freelance and make their own hours. They create everything from ads to white papers.
- Tutor – Tutoring can provide flexibility for people with multiple jobs. Have a topic you love? Why not find a tutoring job and help others get engaged.
- Fashion Designer – Is fashion part of your DNA? Today, forming a brand and sourcing goods is easier than ever, with plenty of outlets like Etsy to sell your goods.
Fun jobs for retirees
- Tour guide – If you’re an expert in your local area, a tour guide may be the perfect job. Lend your expertise, be social, and get paid.
- Driver – People of all ages need rides, opportunities like Uber and Lyft make it easy, but other companies like local tourism, also provide driver jobs.
- Professor/College Instructor – Do you have particular expertise? A college instructor might be the perfect fit. Flexible hours, decent pay, and access to numerous university resources are all part of the job.
Fun jobs for college students
- Social Media Manager – Spend too much time on social media? Maybe the solution is to start getting paid while doing it. If you can spot the latest trends, hashtags, and products, a company might benefit from your expertise and pay you in the process.
- Brand Promoter – College students are a hotbed for consumer-facing companies. Many brands often hire students to represent them and give away swag at events. Think you can promote? Try looking for a brand wanting to promote on your campus.
- Personal Trainer – For dedicated fitness personalities, this might be the best of both worlds. Get paid to be at the gym, working one-on-one with people, and helping them achieve their fitness goals. The pay is pretty good too.
Fun jobs for millennials
- Mobile Software Developer – With the majority of web usage being conducted on mobile devices, mobile development is now critical. Mobile development can range from web development to apps, to games.
- Fitness Instructor – If you are into workout classes, this might be a great opportunity. Fitness instructors can be both a full-time gig or a part-time side hustle. Benefits can include free workout classes at the studio.
- Lifestyle Blogger – If writing and culture is your thing, lifestyle blogging may be your calling. We previously identified blogging as one of the best paying work from home jobs. They can conduct interviews, trial new products, and travel for on-site assignments.
Fun jobs for teens
- Babysitting – Parents always appreciate a reliable babysitter. If you enjoy kids and are dependable, you might find that babysitting the perfect opportunity to make some extra cash in your free time.
- Pet sitting – Similar to babysitting, pet owners are always looking for someone they can rely on to take care of their pets for vacations and weekend getaways.
- Movie Theater Attendant – For movie lovers, a movie theater attendant position can offer a job with demand at hours outside of school, with opportunities to screen movies for free.
Fun summer jobs
- Painting – Painting could be regarded as a perfect part-time or full-time summer job. An opportunity to be both active and outside, but not overly strenuous. Hours can be long. Pay is usually around average for summer jobs.
- Nannying- If you enjoy engaging with children, nannying could be the perfect opportunity. Nannying can be part-time or full-time, and usually revolves around the kids’ summer break with positions opening around Memorial Day and finishing by Labor Day.
- Lifeguarding – Anywhere that has a public pool, beach or lakefront needs a lifeguard. For those who enjoy the water, this could be the perfect way to spend a summer.
The first step in finding a fun and exciting career starts with a great resume that clearly showcases your experience, skills, and the value you bring to employers.
Maria Gold is a Content Manager/Writer for Empire Resume. She is dedicated to helping educate people with the latest career articles and job search advice. When Maria is not working, she enjoys reading and spending quality time with her family.