Does "lottery winner" count?
If I can't be that, then I would love to be a house flipper. Go in and fix up an outdated house, sell it, then move on to the next.
Who wants to watch rich people eat pizza? They must have loved that in Bangladesh. - Randy Newman on the 2014 Oscars broadcast
The one I always go back to is being a creative director for a fashion magazine. I guess I'm channeling Grace Coddington's work for Vogue here
Logic is in the eye of the logician --Gloria Steinem
I wish I'd been a veterinarian, but I would never have passed the math and science even to get into the Caribbean option (the vet schools in British/ex-British Caribbean possessions are less picky than US schools) let alone an American program. (I barely managed a D- in freshman calculus and only got a C in physics because my lab partner knew what he was doing.) That's even with full professors essentially repeating the lecture to me after each class slower using smaller words.
I suppose my dream job would be a housewife in the country. I could clean the house and always been home for the dogs, get laundry done, cook decent meals, still have time to make stuff for my Etsy store without having to drag myself to work. I've never had a job I liked.
I'm really lucky that I love my to-be job (still in grad school) and that it actually pays.
Although if I couldn't have gone into medicine, I would have loved to be a tulip-picker in the Netherlands. You know, when they plant those huge fields of tulips and hire people just to pick the flowers so all the energy goes back down into the bulbs so they can dig them up and sell them? I saw a special on this when I was a kid and have always wanted to try it. In one grad school interview they asked me what I would have done as a job in an alternate life and this is what I said and I got accepted!
A freelance photographer
An artist (oil painter)
A research scientist
A public speaking coach
An Astronaut (should have been at the top of my list; in college I seriously considered becoming one)
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- figure skating and gymnastics commentator (I would NOT be allowed on any family-friendly networks)
- cultural anthropologist for a pop publication (atrocity tourist, photographer of weird things)
- "the nose" for a perfumery or test kitchen (I'm extremely detailed and good at picking up tiny obscure notes when it comes to smell)
- documentary film maker
- floor exercise and skating choreographer
- stringed instrument maker
Claims adjuster. Lol, the Office organizer will understand.
Music critic. I'm working my way through the '90's discography, and just discovered I find Kurt Cobain and Nirvana to be tiresome.
Photographer. But I'm doing it now,and it's not as cool as being a claims adjuster.
Archaeologist or something to do with history or castles.
When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.
Professional video gamer. There are people who make a living playing Call of Duty. That sounds so fun to me!! Or a video game tester. Basically anything to do with video games.
I don't really know what would be my dream. But I certainly know what would be nightmare.
When I worked on a lab during physics life, Id spend at least a day per month organizing me mess, labeling materials, organizing computer files and logbooks. Then I left physics and decided that I didn't want it all to go to waste, so I took on enginnering. I didn't want to suffer mathematically anymore, so I went on to production/industrial engineering, without knowing much about it.
Guess what they teach you there? Scientific ways to organize everything.
I'm seriously considering opening a consulting business as an organizer.
Lead me not into temptation. I can find it, and eat it, all by myself.
Quality control inspector at the Ben & Jerry's factory in Vermont.
Restaurant critic (getting paid to eat well)
Travel writer (getting paid to see the world)
Eco-tourism guide (getting paid to know something about nature AND travel)
National park ranger (low pay but living in the most magnificent places in our country)
Brew-meister (getting paid to brew and drink)
Figure skating is hard.
Thought of a few more ideas:
Winery tour guide (or winery owner)
Sports/hobby store worker (making a career out of your own hobby - e.g. scuba, cycling, outdoor adventure)
Historic/scenic railroad engineer (doesn't every little boy want to drive a train!)
Race car driver
Ski instructor (or other ski resort worker)
Boat operator for fishing trips