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What are the Rarest Jobs in America?

Here is a list of the top 10 rarest jobs in the US that will make you stop and say "wow, somebody does that for a living?" If you want to embark on one of these uncommon jobs, you'll definitely have some learning to do. The rarest occupations in the country (and the world, for that matter) aren't easy.

You'll probably have to get some special training before you get to give these a go.

The list of top 10 rarest jobs in the US

1. Animal Breeder

2. Pet Food Tester

3. Paper Towel Sniffer

4. Radio Operator

5. Locomotive Firers

6. Gaming Managers

7. Prosthodontist

8. Geographer

9. Wood Pattern Maker

10. Golf Ball Diver

What are the top 10 rarest jobs in the US?

1. Animal Breeder

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Photo: ranker

These people breed animals, including cattle, goats, horses, sheep, swine, poultry, dogs, cats, or pet birds. Select and breed animals according to their genealogy, characteristics, and offspring.

2. Pet Food Tester

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Photo: brightside

Pets are our friends, and we have to make sure that they eat delicious and nutritious meals. Call in the pet food testers! They taste pet food to evaluate the flavors and check if it’s up to quality standards. Nobody deserves bad food, especially the favorite member of the family.

3. Paper Towel Sniffer

Photo: brightside
Photo: brightside

You might have noticed that all paper towels either smell delicious or have almost no smell. It's not a coincidence but the fruits of hard work from paper towel sniffers. They sniff paper towels for manufacturers to make sure they don’t have any undesirable smells. Don’t get too excited because it’s literally easier to get a job as a brain surgeon than this job, which might be one of the smallest job niches out there.

4. Radio Operator

Photo:  Rose State College
Photo: Rose State College

The job description is tor receive and transmit communications using radiotelegraph or radiotelephone equipment in accordance with government regulations they also may repair equipment.

5. Locomotive Firers

Photo: ranker
Photo: ranker

This profession monitors locomotive instruments and watch for dragging equipment, obstacles on rights-of-way, and train signals during run. Watch for and relay traffic signals from yard workers to yard engineer in railroad yard.

6. Gaming Managers

Photo: ranker
Photo: ranker

Gaming managers help with everything from customer service to security at Casinos. They circulate among customers, make sure players understand the rules, and handle interactions with vendors. As they gain more responsibility, they become more involved in operations and promotions. There's often plenty of paperwork and no shortage of tasks they're asked to oversee—anything from entertainment to public relations. But this job has consistently been ranked as one of the best jobs according to several business magazines.

7. Prosthodontist

Photo:  Premier Dental
Photo: Premier Dental

Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.

Prosthodontists have been consistently ranked at 6th or 7th positions by Forbes among America's most competitive and highest salaried jobs.

8. Geographer

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Photo: Career Girls

This job is all about studying, you study nature and use of areas of earth's surface, relating and interpreting interactions of physical and cultural phenomena, human activities within given area, such as ethnic distribution, economic activity, and political organization.

You do research on physical and climatic aspects of area or region, making direct observation of landforms, climates, soils, plants, and animals within area under study and incorporating available knowledge from related scientific fields, such as physics, geology, oceanography, meteorology, and biology.

Acts as adviser or consultant to governments and international organizations on subjects, such as economic exploitation of regions and determination of ethnic and natural boundaries between nations or administrative areas. May use surveying equipment or meteorological instruments. May construct and interpret maps, graphs, and diagrams. May specialize in particular branch of cultural geography, such as economic, political, urban, social, or historical geography.

9. Wood Pattern Maker

Photo:  Adobe Exchange
Photo: Adobe Exchange

The patterns you see in wood aren't by accident, that is someone's job. 1,540 people are currently employed as a wood pattern maker. These people Plan, lay out, and construct wooden unit or sectional patterns used in forming sand molds for castings. They have an average salary of $32,190 a year.

10. Golf Ball Diver

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Photo: Abyss Scuba Diving

If you enjoy scuba diving and being outdoors, then you are a perfect candidate for this unusual job. Golf ball divers are responsible for collecting all the golf balls from the bottom of ponds on courses. Sounds easy and enjoyable! Well, the truth is that many ponds are not well taken care of, and you can find a lot of nasty mud, algae, and even snakes down there. Gross.

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