Workers Share Their Most Unusual Jobs from A to Z in Survey

As an increasing television spotlight is shone on unique jobs -- from the toughest and dirtiest -- has announced its most unusual job survey results. More than 8,700 workers revealed the most unconventional jobs they've held during their careers. This year's top picks are:

   A - Autopsy assistant
   B - Bartender at the Liberace mansion
   C - Cat nanny
   D - Donkey trainer
   E - Elf at Santa's workshop
   F - FBI Fingerprint examiner
   G - Grave digger
   H - Hurricane hunter
   I - Ice sculpture carver
   J - Junk mail machine operator
   K - Kitty litter box decorator
   L - Laser tag referee
   M - Magician's assistant
   N - Nuclear electrician on a submarine
   O - Opera singer
   P - Parachute tester
   Q - Quality control/taster for chocolate factory
   R - Romance specialist
   S - Scratcher (scratched backs for patients)
   T - Turkey wrangler
   U - Undercover vice decoy
   V - Video game tester
   W - Wallpaper peeler
   X - X-ray technician for zoo animals
   Y - Yawn counter at a sleep clinic
   Z - Zamboni driver

  Survey Methodology

This survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive(R) on behalf of among 8,785 employees (employed full-time; not self-employed) between May 22 and June 13, 2008. Percentages for some questions are based on a subset of responses to certain questions. With a pure probability sample of 8,785 one could say with a 95 percent probability that the overall results have a sampling error of +/- 1.05 percentage points. Sampling error for data from sub-samples is higher and varies.

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