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List of Weird and Unusual Jobs and Occupations

Updated April 17, 2017

There are many strange and unusual jobs out there. The Internet has many listings of potential employers looking to hire someone for interesting and peculiar job openings, and many of these jobs are decidedly "off the beaten path." Whether you like to work outdoors with animals or inside, there is a job out there for you.

Snake Milker

If you are ever bitten by a venomous snake, you will be thankful this job exists. Snake milkers make their living by extracting venom from snakes. They achieve this by applying pressure to the venom glands, which are located just below the eyes. The liquid is usually squirted into a glass vile. The venom is then used to create a serum.

Rodeo Clown

Rodeo clowns serve one purpose: To protect a bull rider from the bull. They will wear bright clown costumes and sometimes use props to distract the bull and get him away from a fallen bull rider. Rodeo clowns also provide comical entertainment for the spectators in the audience.

Dice Inspector

Believe it or not, there are people who actually get paid the inspect playing dice. Inspectors work mostly in casinos, examining playing dice, making sure all the number dots are where they should be and ensuring the dice are the correct size. They will also make sure the dice are properly weighted and balanced.

Chicken Sexer

Chicken sexers are individuals who make a living by identifying the sex of new chicks. Once sex is determined, they are separated. Female chickens will be used for egg production, while the males are usually fattened up for the sale of their meat. Chicken sexers work primarily on farms.

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About the Author

Mark Bouton has been writing professionally since 2010. He is a contributing writer for various websites, specializing in history, science, theology and art. He has a Bachelor of Science in theology from Philadelphia Biblical University.