These Jobs Are Almost Too Awesome To Be True

Illustrated by Elliot Salazar.
When was the last time you held a conversation without complaining about your job? With a lifetime average of more than 99,000 hours spent at work, it's rather worrisome that 80% of Americans are reportedly dissatisfied with what they do for a living. To make things even more depressing, only 30% would say that they've landed their dream jobs, according to a LinkedIn survey.

To us, the ideal career is one with flexible hours, abundant opportunities for travel, and the freedom to pursue our passions. But what exactly might such a job look like for people with varying interests? We've investigated and compiled seven unreal-sounding jobs and their average salaries. From cuddlers-for-hire to professional ninjas, these titles would surely make for more than just very badass business cards.