As an increasing television spotlight is shone on unique jobs -- from the toughest and dirtiest -- CareerBuilder.com 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 CareerBuilder.com 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.
CareerBuilder.com is the nation's largest online job site with more than 23 million unique visitors and over 1.6 million jobs. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc.
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