As a young adult in the emerging job market, there's a lot of pressure placed on me to find a steady, secure job that will provide a regular income, and enough money to support me and a (far future) family. The Princeton Review says that the top five college majors are computer science, communications, political science, business, and economics (in that order). All 'in the box' jobs that provide us with the sense of safety we crave.
But I bet half of you fell asleep reading that list of majors; for pretty obvious reasons. I know the world needs these areas of study for jobs that create balance and blah blah blah, but I've created my top five list of unobtainable jobs that aren't taught in school.
1. A famous blogger.
If you guys couldn't see this one coming, your'e not paying close enough attention. C'mon! I'm sitting on my couch next to a Christmas tree in my favorite hoodie, simply stating my opinion. Now, IMAGINE I'M GETTING PAID. Dream gig right there. Especially for my fellow writers out there. There's so many things you can do with blogs: mommy bloggers, traveling bloggers, advice bloggers, personal opinion bloggers. You can literally do anything you want. A few companies like the amount of people who view you, and boom, you're making bank. I'm telling you there would be nothing better.
2. A Kardashian.
No one can deny this. Take away the scandals that got them there, and most of their questionable behavior and what's left... GETTING PAID TO EXIST? Seriously, think about it, what is Kris Jenner's job? How about Kim's? What exactly do they even do? Basically, people just pay them to show up and be famous. Kylie Jenner (a Kardashian by birth right, for those of you who live under a rock) lives in a 2.7 million dollar mansion and she's EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD. Are you kidding me right now? I can't even spend $2.70 on a happy meal without questioning myself?
3. A talk show host.
I'm talking Jimmy Fallon and Ellen size. Now that's a sweet gig. Ellen's net worth is 200 million dollars, (do you know how many happy meals she can afford?) All you gotta do is sit in a fluffy chair, crack a few jokes, and meet every celebrity on the planet. Throw a few games, and a couple giveaways in there and you are golden.
4. Having your own show on HGTV
Lets be real Chip and Joanna Gaines, are you even lifting a finger when you flip those houses? Pretty much the only thing you have to do is pick some pretty colors, and then pay someone to slap them on the wall. Let's not forget the fact that they make money from the houses they flip and HGTV pays them too. Plus, she gets to go shopping pretty much every single day to go buy stuff to make a house look pretty.How fun would that be?
5. A professional shopper.
I'm not kidding, this exists, and it's exactly what it sounds like. Basically, a (very well off person) hires you to come look in your closet and get a feel for your style. Then the shopper goes out and buys you all new outfits with your money and gets paid to do so. Let's not mention the fact, that we all wish we could afford this too.
It's a little hard going to school to make 5 figures a year knowing jobs like this exist. Where are the majors that get me to this point, huh?
*Honorable mentions for this list include: any type of celebrity, a hand model, commercial star, and abstract artists.
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