Discover Which Unusual Job Is Perfect for You!

By: Zoe Samuel

Discover Which Unusual Job Is Perfect for You!
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About This Quiz

Not every job will be suggested by a high school guidance counselor. There are just too many options for someone to be able to get too specific with someone who isn't even yet an adult. Many adults take a decade or more to find the job they were really meant to have, and only then do you find their life's calling. You may have an unusual job right now, but perhaps you think you are meant for something more, or perhaps something less stressful.

Jobs can be called unusual because of their industry. They might be unusual because of their environment. They could be unusual because of their rarity. In the first case, unusual jobs would include jobs in the area of oceanographic research; a rarefied field belonging mostly to academics and mariners with peculiar skills. In the second case, an unusual job might be that of the sewer worker; men and women who work in a place most people never see and only think about when things go very wrong. Finally, an unusual job might be that of a movie star, because so few people can claim such an unusual confluence of skill, looks, and an industry willing to elevate them.

There is an unusual job that's right for you. We just need to find it, together. Take this quiz and find out which one is the job for you.

How much responsibility can you handle?
Not too much. I wouldn't want to tarnish my name.
Nothing life and death, thanks.
I will hold the lives of thousands in my hands without complaint.
Very little

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How do you feel when you aren't under pressure at work?
Fine
Antsy
Bored
Confused

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How good are you at keeping secrets?
Very good, but not perfect.
No one is better.
I'm terrible with keeping secrets.
I can only keep secrets when no one is around.

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Where would you most like to live as your base of operations?
A suburb with networking opportunities
A cool, urban neighborhood
A cheap suburb easy for commuting
A small bedsit in the middle of the city

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What kind of view would you like while at work?
I don't care.
I'd like to look out at a sea of people.
I want to sit at a desk, looking at a screen.
I want to have an amazing view of the city.

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How important to you is self-expression?
Only a little important
The most important thing
Totally unimportant
Mostly unimportant

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How much time do you want to spend with people, while at work?
The vast majority of my time.
All my time.
I don't mind a lot of time, as long as I'm not face to face with them.
None. I want to be alone, more or less.

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How much do you mind being around strangers at work?
There's no such thing as a stranger, just a friend I haven't met yet.
Not at all
Only a bit
A lot

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Do you mind much if people believe totally false things about you and your job?
Only if it implicates me in criminal activity.
No, they can believe what they like.
Yes, I want them to know what I do so I can take credit for my skills.
No, I don't care what other people think at all.

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How much do you like to show off in public?
A bit
I love showing off in public, more than anything!
Not at all
A lot

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How much does social currency matter to you?
It's important to me.
It's pretty important, but it's not the only important thing.
It's only important insofar as it aids the job.
It's not important.

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How important to you is it that your profession is respected?
Somewhat important
Very important
All important
Unimportant

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Do you mind if your boss demands a lot of you?
I'm always on the clock. The demands are really never-ending.
I'd rather not have a boss.
I expect that they'll want 110% from me for long hours, but then leave me alone when I'm not at work.
No, I'd like a job that's pretty easy.

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What US city would you most like to work in?
Washington, D.C.
Las Vegas, NV
Chicago, IL
New York City, NY

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How easily do you make friends?
Too easily
Very easily
Somewhat easily
Not easily

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How important to you is making money?
That my job has high value is a fortunate part of the position, but I'd do it for pennies, and in fact, that's how I got started.
It's somewhat important.
It's massively important.
It's not important at all.

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What sort of business hours would you prefer?
Open-ended
Evening
Shift work
9 to 5

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How good is your focus?
Not great. I have a broad gauge.
Excellent, for short periods of time.
I can muster rock solid focus for hours.
I'm sorry, what was the question?

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How important to you is the ease of your tasks at work?
I like a job I enjoy, even if it's hard.
I like my job to be easy for me, but impossible for everyone else.
I want things to be hard in every possible way.
I like things so easy, you wonder why I haven't been replaced by a machine.

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How much do you like to travel for your job?
That'd be fun, but I don't want to have to travel internationally.
I'll go anywhere and everywhere.
I don't like to travel, though I like airports.
I don't want to go anywhere.

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Under what circumstances would you like to relax and talk shop with professional peers?
At the bar, after work
At a club
I don't
During lunch

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How many people would you like to work with, day after day?
Dozens
Hundreds
Thousands
1

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What resource would you like your job to rely on most heavily?
A smartphone
Paper and pen
Older computers
Rope

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How important is it to you that you are doing something to make the world a better place?
The most important thing
Not too important
Very important
Not important

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How important to you is the respectability of your employer?
If my employer isn't respectable, I won't get future work.
I'm neutral.
It's very important.
It's somewhat important.

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How much do you like to have an office to call your own, day after day?
I would consider it a desirable status symbol.
I don't mind so long as it changes from time to time.
I'd like that, more or less, but I don't mind being moved to different desks.
I don't want that at all.

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Who do you least mind your job putting you at odds with?
Politicians
Spiritualists
Anyone
People who cringe at the sight of danger

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How would you like to dress for work?
A sharp suit
Black tie
Dress-casual
Overalls

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In what industry do you currently work?
Personnel
Media
Logistics
Finance

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How much time could you spend talking to strangers on the phone?
Plenty, that's a major part of my life.
Only a few moments.
All my time.
None of my time.

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