Best Cool Jobs and How to Find Them

Climbing, Cooking, Teaching and More

Are you looking for adventure? Love to travel? Want to work in the great outdoors? Here's an overview of cool jobs in different fields, how to land one of these gigs, and inside information about what it's really like on the job.

Alaska Fishing Jobs

Commercial fishing vessels in the Homer harbor, Southcentral Alaska
Commercial fishing vessels in the Homer harbor, Southcentral Alaska. Getty Images/Jim Lavrakas/Design Pics

Scott Coughlin shares information on Alaska fishing jobs, including how to get to Alaska, the type of jobs available, and life on an Alaskan fishing boat. More

Climbing Jobs

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Brian Wiggins got bit by the rock climbing bug on a trip to Utah in 2001. He was just playing around on a few boulders, but he couldn't get enough of it.

Culinary Arts Jobs

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Personal chef and writer Danilo Alfaro shares his expertise on careers in the food service industry, restaurant jobs and life as a personal chef. More

Disney Theme Parks Internships

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse perform in front of the Cinderella Castle
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse perform in front of the Cinderella Castle. Getty Images/Blaine Harrington III

Whether you choose an airborne elephant, a magic carpet or the control center of a space shuttle hurdling towards Mars, there are many ways to make dreams take flight. Brandon De Hoyos served as a Walt Disney World College Program intern and he shares advice on how to make your Disney dream come true. More

ESL Teaching Jobs

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Kallie Szczepanski, an expert in Asian History, shares her experiences as an ESL teacher and her insight into international teaching jobs. More

Emergency Medical Services Jobs

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Rod Brouhard is a paramedic, journalist, educator, and advocate for emergency medical service providers and patients. Rod shares his experiences as a paramedic and EMT along with his insight into emergency medical service jobs.

Equine Jobs

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The speed, the sound of horses thundering down the track, the excitement of winning, the glory of being a Triple Crown winner—all are enticing factors that lure would-be jockeys to the race track, other equine jobs available at the track or to opportunities with trainers and horse owners. More

Greeting Card Artist Jobs

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Bob Holt is the voice of yoyo and the animator of hoops&yoyo. Mike Adair is the voice of hoops. Bob and Mike shared their stories including what they do as artists and creators, how they got started and what it's like working at Hallmark, along with suggestions on finding a job as a greeting card artist.

Indie Music Jobs

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Heather McDonald has worked in nearly all aspects of the music industry, from independent record labels to acting as manager and buyer for a record store to tour booking and show promotion.  More

Jewelry Design Jobs

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Tammy Powley shares her expertise on jewelry making and the variety of career opportunities available, ranging from the traditional bench jeweler to the high-end accessories buyer. More

Resort Jobs

Bora Bora Lagoon Resort
Bora Bora Lagoon Resort. Getty Images/Luis Davilla

Have you ever wondered how people get cool jobs? Here are some folks whose cool jobs in the hot sun are intriguing. More

Ski Jobs

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Mike Doyle's Skiing Guide, shares advice on the type of ski resorts jobs that are available and how to find a ski or snow gig.

Cool Job Sites

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Here are sites where you can find information on cool jobs, along with job listings and advice on how to work in places most people only dream of. More