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 during their careers. The following are this year's top picks:
A - Actor for haunted house B - Bingo announcer C - Clown for rodeos D - Drawbridge tender E - Eye glass buffer F - Fingerprint analyzer G - Glass sculptor H - Hot rod builder I - Interpreter for government agency J - Jelly doughnut filler K - Karate instructor L - Lifeguard at nude beach M - Military role player (played Iraqi citizen for military sensitivity training) N - Note taker for college students O - Ocean scuba guide P - Phone psychic Q - Quiz writer for competitions R - Rescue squad for pets S - Stand-in bridesmaid (for weddings where the bride didn't know enough people) T - Telemarketer for a cemetery U - Urinalysis observer V - Voice-over specialist for movies W - Window washer for skyscrapers X - X-mas tree decorator Y - Youth boot camp instructor for juvenile offenders Z - Zoo artificial inseminator
For more information on CareerBuilder.com surveys, visit http://www.careerbuilder.com/share/AboutUs/PR/surveys.htm .
The survey, "Most Unusual Jobs 2005," was conducted from August 10 to August 22, 2005. Methodology used to collect survey responses totaling more than 2,450 workers for this study involved selecting a random sample of comScore Networks panel members. These Web Panel members were approached via an e-mail invitation, which asked them to participate in a short online survey. The results of this survey are statistically accurate to within +/- 1.97 percentage points (19 times out of 20).
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