Unusual Jobs

  • Nebraska Cops Ordered To Give Stripper Back $1 Million In Cash

    Nebraska Cops Ordered To Give Stripper Back $1 Million In Cash

    It was her life savings, and it was seized at a routine traffic stop. Continue Reading

  • The Strangest Jobs In America?

    The Strangest Jobs In America?

    If you're thinking of a career change, you've probably considered the standards: teacher, nurse or maybe a new, digital-era profession, like social media director. But with just a wee bit of imagination, or a lot of time on the Internet, one can discover a whole array of jobs that your teachers likely never... Continue Reading

  • Now Hiring: Could You be the Next Superhero?

    Now Hiring: Could You be the Next Superhero?

    Some of the most fun jobs around are tied to companies promoting their products. The latest example is a company called New Leaf, based in New York, which makes a line of flavored iced teas and is introducing a new line of flavored lemonades. To help promote the beverages and the company's corporate slogan, "The... Continue Reading

  • Looking to Fly Again

    Looking to Fly Again

    Having an unusual job can be great fun and provide you with endless cocktail party stories, but it can also make it tough to find work when you are unemployed. Just ask Bart Cornell. He is a helicopter pilot who has done everything from fly military missions to evacuate oil rig workers during Hurricane Katrina. Continue Reading

  • Secrets of a Skunk Whisperer

    Secrets of a Skunk Whisperer

    Think your job is difficult, unpredictable, dangerous ... maybe even smelly? Just imagine if there was an angry skunk involved! We had a chat with Ned Bruha, vice president of The Skunk Whisperer, an Oklahoma-based company specializing in humane wildlife control methods, to get the secrets of his trade. Hi... Continue Reading

  • 20 Odd Jobs: From Gross to Weird

    20 Odd Jobs: From Gross to Weird

    Revised 11/10 Do you ever wonder whose job it is to do some of the less desirable things in life? If you think about it, there are odd jobs doing almost anything, no matter how exciting, disgusting or just plain weird it may seem. For example, remember when you stuck your wad of gum underneath the seat of... Continue Reading

  • America's Most Unusual Jobs

    America's Most Unusual Jobs

    Rosemary Haefner, Senior Career Adviser What's the most unusual job you ever held? Peanut inspector? Horse wrangler? How about a backup dancer for a female impersonator? In its annual survey, CareerBuilder.com asked more than 2,450 workers to share the most interesting or unconventional jobs they held... Continue Reading