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4 Oddball Careers You’ve Never Considered

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‘So, what are you doing with yourself then?’ is a question that strikes fear into the heart of every new graduate. I’m sorry to tell you that you’re going to hear it a lot over the next few months.

You’re only just recovering from the dissertation when suddenly everyone from your boyfriend’s mum to the postie wants to know your next big step. Well-wishers they may be, but their concern can trigger an existential crisis that’ll have you meekly accepting any job that comes your way.

On top of that pressure, trying to figure out what you really want to do is hard when most career advice comes from stuffy offices with outdated ideas about CVs and climbing the corporate ladder.

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That’s why we’ve compiled a quick guide to four of the wackiest careers out there – give it a read and you might just discover a dream job you never even knew existed. At the very least, you’ll have an answer that’ll shut up even the nosiest of ‘concerned’ neighbors.

Crime Scene Cleaner

If as a student you spent your lazy weekday afternoons binge-watching CSI and Bones, this one might just be for you. Emergency services aren’t responsible for cleaning up crime scenes, so after they’ve done their investigative work they leave behind all traces of trauma.

We’ve compiled a quick guide to four of the wackiest careers out there – give it a read and you might just discover a dream job you never even knew existed. At the very least, you’ll have an answer that’ll shut up even the nosiest of ‘concerned’ neighbors.Click To Tweet

It falls to landlords or the victim’s family to sort out that unsavory mess, and that’s where you’ll come into play as a specialist forensic cleaner. You’ll need the stomach to handle it but this is a job that’ll definitely earn you some respect, and bring awkward dinner party chat about what you do to an abrupt end.

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Pest Control Expert

We’ll admit that being an exterminator isn’t exactly glamorous, but who cares about that when you’re earning big bucks?

Pest control services are always in demand, so whether you join an existing company or go it alone (we’d recommend you take some intensive training if that’s your plan, some of those chemicals are pretty nasty) you’ll be paying off your student debt in no time.

Professional Funeral Mourner

This one sounds made up but is 100 percent a real and factual job up for grabs in 2016. The title really says it all. You’ll be paid to attend a funeral, pretend to be a family member or friend of the deceased, and shed a few mournful tears.

If you can fake cry at the drop of a hat, then this could be your chance to claim a piece of an emerging market – apparently renting mourners is just starting to get popular in the West. We know, who’d have thought it?

Bingo Manager

Someone has to run the Bingo games and at many casinos, bingo can be big business. This position generally doesn’t require a college degree.  As with most jobs, the more experience you have the better.  While you may not be able to start as a Bingo manager at a casino, you can work your way up by managing smaller bingo games. The job involves approving jackpots and payouts as well as managing any issues.

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