From the field of art, to food and more, there are astonishing job titles that pay handsomely. Here are the top 10 creative ones.
One major criterion people consider while choosing their career is whether it will provide enough income to live well. People often go with the misconception that only tough and scientific careers provide the same. However, that is not the case. There are ample unique career options that stand out from the others and pay well too. u/Rynoop posted a question asking people to list weird yet high-paying jobs and the answers did not disappoint! Right from art, music and even other extraordinary fields, people have listed impressive options to browse.
I once met a professional ice sculptor who made a killing at corporate events and weddings. It's a niche skill, but the pay is pretty impressive! -u/IndependenceNo2060 One of my colleague’s husband does this and he is also a chef. They have a catering business. So they make bank because he caters and also does the ice sculptures for a lot of functions. Super talented dude. I went to my friend’s wedding who hired them and the food was fantastic and the sculptures were amazing! -u/squenkyclean
My dad was a master flavorist. He made artificial flavors for candy, beverages and lots of other things. He made a lot of money during his career.-u/Whoru87 I'm an analytical chemist for a flavor company who (among other things) reverse engineers competitive flavors to give the flavor chemists insight. Indeed they make bank. -u/die_lahn I did this for a while before getting into a different career. I was only ever successful in replicating relatively simple artificial flavors using GCMS. -u/Never_Kn0ws_Best
My aunt and her daughter both do seasonal work as Hand pollinators and harvesters. Certain types of plants (saffron, vanilla orchids) have very small windows of time when you can pollinate or harvest from them so the growers need people who can work fast and delicately to hand pollinate or harvest whatever plant they are growing. Plus, if the plant is small and grows in the ground, it's a lot of bending to get down and do whatever has to be done. My aunty and cousin have been doing it for years now, they always get called back and make a lot of money for 1-2 days of work. -u/solarblack
An old neighbor of mine was a picture-hanging specialist contracted by many museums. He made 75K a year at the time (about 150K adjusted for inflation). -u/Schwarzes_ _Loch A buddy of mine does this and makes great money. Most of the clients are rich people with private collections. They also pack and transport the artwork. -u/frankyseven I’m an ‘art technician’ so yes art handling/hanging in a gallery in London, honestly it’s only a specific top-tier group that makes serious money. Most of the work is freelance also. -u/zodiacal_dust
I don’t even know the name for this, but a friend takes care of rich people's cars for a living. Pick up the car for maintenance, take the car from point A to point B, etc. He doesn’t actually work on the cars, just works for rich people who don’t have time to take care of the car. It's super well-paid and is on a first-name basis with some of the richest people in the country. -u/hecho2
In New York City and probably only in New York City, you can be a professional wait-in-line person. You wait in line for a theater ticket or a seat at a famous restaurant. Lines that take hours. A tourist who doesn't want to wait and has a full itinerary will happily pay you to stand in for them so that they can see the show or eat at the famous restaurant later that day. -u/AbbreviationsGlad833
A focus group moderator which means I sit in a conference room with a group of about 8 people and lead a discussion about whatever product or brand I'm working for. The groups are usually 90 min or 2 hours tops and for in-person, I get paid $2K/group. -u/Independent_Ad_5809 Virtual groups are a little less but still have excellent rates. I will also say that if the groups are in person, travel time is included in my cost. The client pays for the actual travel (flight, hotel, meals, etc) but not for the time it takes me to get there. -u/Independent_Ad_5809
Air traffic control doesn’t need a degree and does pretty well. There are downsides but with the extra pay, I do almost 200k. If I worked more overtime it would be significantly higher. -u/TexansAreTacky Well, depending on the airport you have to deal with the stress of managing hundreds of planes, sometimes in low visibility conditions. You’re also pretty much the only line of defense against a plane collision, so if you miss something it’s your ass. The job pays well, but you’re earning your pay. -u/The_Chimeran_Hybrid
A lot of people might already know this: everyone focuses on how much movie stars make, but the blue-collar crew members make a pretty penny as well. Not millions for one project, obviously, but 6 figures a year type of good. Think boom op, a greens person (plants), or some dude running cable to power the sets, these people make good money. -u/DefnotReavesThey always look like they’re enjoying their job. -u/DefnotReaves
Not sure how unknown this is, but legal researcher. Just spend all day looking up cases for a law firm, to support their arguments, etc. -u/Velocitor729 My father's friend does this and from what I can tell, gets paid extremely well. It depends if it's a niche field or not. I also know legal researchers and they make just over 100k a year. Pretty good pay for most people, but nothing crazy. -u/nevergotgold