A Wrinkle Chaser is the person that irons wrinkles from shoes as they are being made
to ensure they are perfectly smooth when you buy them.
This is a real job title. A chicken sexer sorts through baby chicks to determine if they are
male or female, and then segregate them.
Citrus Fruit Colorer
A Citrus Fruit Colorer, with the help of steam and chemicals, gives citrus fruit a more
natural coloring, because fruit is usually picked before it is fully ripe.
A Celluloid Trimmer shaves down a golf club and then adds celluloid bands onto the golf
clubs to make the leather grip stay in place.
Odor Judgers get to smell armpits all day to help make deodorants that will work well.
I'm not sure why somebody other than some strange fetishist would want this job.
Now here's a good one. The La-z-Boy Company (and probably others) employs
furniture testers to check out their recliners. Want to relax for a living?
Tea and coffee manufacturers
spend millions on researching
and perfecting blends that would
make their brands blockbusters.
And how will they know which
blend is the perfect match to the
research predictions? Brewers
make hundreds of samples and
professional tasters taste each
one of them and report back to
management based on their
impressions and notes.
Greeting card writer
All those mind boggling,
emotional yet simple poetry or
short write-ups are not done by
the card manufacturers. Just take
a minute to think about the profit
made if the card manufacturers
have to pay a fraction of the
profits to only a handful of card
writers. Now that qualifies to be
Put your tech skills to work and start
hacking into computers — legally! A
career as a professional hacker is
great for the computer-savvy who love
a challenge. Professional hacking,
also called penetration testing or
ethical hacking, is a way of evaluating
security by legally hacking into a
computer system or network. These
hackers may do work for security
consultants, large banks or federal
government agencies. A lot of good
comes from these hackers through
fighting cyber crime, securing valuable
government and company information,
and protecting citizens.
Don't be so shocked. Even Sparky
sometimes needs help to keep from
gnawing through the neighbor's bed of
prized roses. Once the local vet has
ruled out physical ailments that can
contribute to rude pet behavior, people
who love their animals may need to
call in a trained, certified behaviorist or
pet psychologist. As with human
patients, pets can be analyzed and
taught to act contrary to destructive
impulses. There are even certified
applied animal behaviorists. To get
into the field, you'll need a master's or
doctorate degree in psychology,
preferably with additional work in
zoology and animal behavior. Salaries
vary greatly by locale, but can be
upwards of $90,000 a year.
There are companies who are greatly
concerned with increasing energy
efficiency. And there are those with a
conscience, striving to reduce their
carbon footprint. When Yahoo!
decided to go carbon-neutral by 2007,
they hired a director of energy
strategy and climate change. Combine
your thirst for conservation with an
engineering degree to prepare for this
thriving field. The U.S. Labor
Department predicts a hefty 25
percent increase in environmental
engineers during the 2006-2016
decade. In 2007, the top 50 percent
earned between $70,000 and