10 Extremely Weird Yet High Paying Jobs



Have you ever felt like there is no career that can fit your weird tastes, yet have a decent pay at the same time? While the world we live in is crazy enough that a number of ultimately odd deeds are considered to be normal jobs, there are still some extreme scenarios where people earn far more than what you would expect them to, having in mind their profession. Weird in a particular sense, the following 10 jobs are not just an example of what people actually do for money, but also how the definition of a ‘job’ and ‘career’ has truly stretched to new odd places.

Avatars for the Afterlife

Artificial intelligence is a long way from being able to simulate our brain functions, but artificial computer generated avatars are currently able to give the impression they do. A company in Alabama manages to make profits from that, giving families the opportunity to digitally create avatars of each member, so they are able to be preserved in an interactive time capsule for their future generations to be able to see them. The costs vary from $5.95 per month to $24.95 per month. And yes, programmers earn hell-of-a-lot money to create these afterlife avatars!

Murder Scene Clean-Up Teams

Crime Investigation is a harsh job for which you have to study a lot. However, if you just want to clean up murder scenes, you’d be surprised to learn that you need no special education and can earn quite the sum doing so. If you are not easily grossed out, you can earn anything from $1,000 to as high as six figures for crime scene clean-ups.

Childbirth Educator

Are you extremely enthusiastic about child birth, but you want to the avoid the messiness that is the birthing process? Why not become a childbirth educator! Earning anything from $56,000 to six figure sums each year, childbirth educators help pregnant women and their loved ones by preparing them for what’s to come.

Sperm Donor

If you are well-educated, young and healthy you can earn up to $200 per donation of sperm. While the ethics of it are quite controversial, there are people who do that for a living!

Shot Girls

Further proving that sexism still exists, hundreds upon thousands of bars around the world offer a job for hot girls just to make shots and serve them and pay in the six figures.

Food Stylist

You don’t have to cook well in order to be a true food artist and make amazing creations from food. Food stylists have the job of arranging the food, which is generally made by someone else, in a presentable way.

Bed Tester

Do you love to sleep? Well there is a well-paying job for you too! Bed testers have the job of testing new mattresses produced by companies by sleeping in them, as you do. This profession can get you more than $50,000 per year.

Personal Shopper

Do you love shopping, but don’t have the money? Well, there is a way to both shop and earn money at the same time – by being the personal shopper of others. Such shoppers earn as much as $100,000 per year.

Master Sommelier

Do you have a taste for wine? If you do, you can always train to be a sommelier. With your job you can pair up wines with a given meal in a restaurant, and can earn up to $80,000 per year.

Focus Group Participant

Do you love science? Do you want to be part of an experiment? Everyone knows that drug testing can earn you a lot of money, but you can also earn quite the sum by participating in different tests and doing nothing else than you regularly do – by being a part of the focus group! That’s right! This job can earn you anything from $50 to $100 per hour, depending on the experiment.