Skip to comments.10 Unusual Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well
Posted on 07/15/2013 2:18:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
According to the BLS, embalmers earn $43,680 a year. The top 10% bring in $62,230, on average. Embalming is one of the oldest-known professions, and entails getting bodies ready for interment based on legal requirements.
Elsewhere in the industry, funeral service managers make $79,930 a year, on average. Top earners in this line of work are paid $140,740 a year for planning, directing, or coordinating the services or resources of funeral homes.
Another unusual job that pays fairly well: Genetic counselors. According to BLS data, there are only 2,000 of these professionals in the U.S. right now. What do they do? They assess individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects. They also advise individuals and families to support informed decision-making and coping methods for those at risk. Genetic counselors make $55,820, on averagewhile the top 10% make about $85,790 a year.
Gehring found that you can also make $25 to $100 an hour as a live mannequin or human statueand ice cream tasters, who are usually qualified food scientists with a degree in chemistry, make $56,000 a year.
The jobs I describe in [the book] are meant to inspire people to come up with their own great ideas for making money, Gehring says. People are most likely to be successful if they match a perceived need with their own individual skill sets or passions. For example, maybe you love healthy cooking and notice that a lot of families in your neighborhood order pizza every night. That could be your cue to start a healthy meal catering and delivery service. I love hearing stories about people who found a way to make their passion meet a need, and wound up making a lot of money in the process.
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My grandkids are being homeschooled and I would love it if they could add embalming to their curriculum. It’s a valuable and handy akill.
The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. One of the oldest embalming schools in the country. I hear people are dying to get in.
I don’t want to know why.
RE: I would love it if they could add embalming to their curriculum
Well, somebody’s got to do it... and note — YOU’LL NEVER RUN OUT OF CUSTOMERS.
RE: One of the oldest embalming schools in the country. I hear people are dying to get in.
Well, you can say their business is DYING, But it’s definitely GROWING.
from the BLS and Odd Jobs book:
Embalmer, Average pay: $43,680 a year
Hot Dog Vendor, Average pay: $30,000 to $100,000 a year
Personal Shopper, Average pay: $25,000 to $100,000+ a year
Funeral Service Manager, Average pay: $79,930 a year
Ice Cream Taster (Food Scientist), Average pay: $56,000 a year
Virtual Head Hunter, Average pay: $250 to $10,000 per referral
Genetic Counselor, Average pay: $55,820 a year
Live Mannequin / Human Statue, Average pay: Up to $100 an hour
Body Part Model, Average pay: $20 to $1,000+ for an afternoon
Cruise Ship Entertainer, Average pay: $3,000 to $4,500 a month, plus room and board
Funny - I know an embalmer. A relative of a neighbor.
He says it does pay well, but they can’t keep trainees. Many people apply because the pay and hours are good, but those who get hired rarely stay. Says most can’t bear to be alone in the basement with their “customers.”
My grandkids are being homeschooled and I would love it if they could add embalming to their curriculum. Its a valuable and handy akill.
Says most cant bear to be alone in the basement with their customers.
I'm certainly more qualified than a chemist to perform that job!
And I can moonlight at night as a beer taster, as well. I wonder what that occupation pays?!
Of course, I'd probably die in less than 10 years from either hardening of the arteries or liver disease.
I didn’t read the whole thing. Where did Entitlement Reaper fall on the list?
I hear that if you are the head of a household of 4 that “Entitlement Reaper” is “worth” about $65K/year. That ain’t bad money for the work.
Who is that? I recognize him but can’t remember the name.
Kato Kaelin. Whatever he does must pay well.
Practice makes perfect...sleep with one eye open.
While you are at it, you're gonna wanna try Pizza tasting and condom testing as well. I'm sure it will pay as well as ice cream and beer taster. lol
Then why do they all seem to be wearing cheap suits?
Dying to get in the school?
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