I Have The Job You Want

When you declare your college major, there's no box you can check to become a professional cat cuddler, ice cream taste tester, or cat video maker. Heck, you probably never even believed those kinds of careers could exist — but they do.

In Elite Daily's new series, I Have The Job You Want, we're bringing you all the details on what it's like to work in some of the most ridiculous, unbelievable, and totally envy-inducing fields you never thought possible. These are #careergoals, for real.

Meet The Woman Creating The Paint Colors All Over Your Pinterest Boards

By Collette Reitz
Anyone who's spent hours watching HGTV knows how exciting the prospect of a home makeover can be. While there are plenty of decisions to be made during the process, picking out a paint color might one of the most difficult choices. But what if you…

This Pro Gamer Is Beating Everyone At Their Own Game

By Madhuri Sathish
It was the Overwatch semifinals at the Eastern College Athletics Conference (ECAC), and professsional gamer Emily Oeser had to decide which of her teammates would play. The SUNY Canton junior and eSports team captain knew that if her team lost one…

This Cirque Du Soleil Performer Makes Flying High Look Easy

By Shelby Black
From a young age, we've been told to reach for the sky. Well, one woman took that advice seriously, and has reached new limits by joining one of the most influential performance groups in the world. Dealing with a frantic work schedule and…

This Pop Culture Professor Makes Her Living Teaching A Class On Beyoncé & Rihanna

By Caroline Colvin
You can't deny that Beyoncé and Rihanna are the gold standard of pop: endlessly talented, continuously innovative, and so damn fun to watch. You don't have to be an admiral in Rihanna's Navy or a card-carrying member of the Bey Hive to see there's…

This "Flavor Guru" Creates Ben & Jerry's Flavors For A Living

By Amanda Fama
Whether you walk down the frozen foods aisle or peek into your freezer, there’s a good chance you’ll see a pint of Ben & Jerry’s. If you’re anything like me, it’s probably super creamy and full of chocolatey chunks. That’s the beauty of Ben &…

Here's How Baked By Melissa's Founder Started Her Cupcake Empire

By Amanda Fama
If you’ve ever walked around New York City in pursuit of a bakery, you’ve probably stumbled upon Baked by Melissa. Between its tie-dye logo and rainbow, bite-sized cupcake selection, it’s pretty hard to miss. (Not to mention, there was probably a…

This Disney Cruise Director Gets Paid $$$ To Sail The World & Hang Out With Mickey

By Brittany Leitner
Carly Scott's voice is the first one you hear when you settle in your stateroom on the Disney Dream cruise ship. The intercom sounds to the tune of "When You Wish Upon A Star," to get your attention, before Scott, the cruise director for Disney…

This Coffee Guru Is Helping Dogs, 1 Cup Of Joe At A Time

By Collette Reitz
If you ask any pet owner, one of the worst parts of the day is that moment in the morning when you have to say goodbye to your furry BFF when you head off to work. Of course, many offices are dog-friendly these days, but what if you could say that…

This Boss Lady Heads Up Google Earth To Help You Explore The World

By Rachel Murphy
Jen Fitzpatrick’s wheels never stop turning, so yours can do the same. As Google's Senior Vice President, Geo, Fitzpatrick leads the global team that’s responsible for building and evolving Google Maps and Google Earth. Google's Jen Fitzpatrick is a…

Meet Mia Quagliarello, The Pop Culture Expert Who Knows What's Up

By Shelby Black
Let's face it, the internet is an endless and vast place. Even though scrolling through the worldwide web for hours each day can be therapeutic for many of us, sometimes the amount of new and exciting music, podcasts, and television shows popping up…

The Official Puppy Bowl Referee Has The Doggo-Lovin' Job Of Your Dreams

By Lizzy Rosenberg
Back in pre-K, I told my teacher I wanted to grow up to be a puppy. And while that makes absolutely no sense at all, since then, I've had my eye on one job. If you've ever watched Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl, which airs right before the Super Bowl,…

This Woman Gets Paid To Travel The World So She Can Plan Your Next Vacation

By Amanda Fama
Getting paid to explore new countries might seem like a dream — but for Kelly Camps, it’s a total reality. Camps is Contiki's Head of Operations for the Americas, which means she gets to map out travel itineraries for millennials visiting North and…

Here's What It's Like To Be A Real-Life Crystal Healer

By Shelby Black
In the past, 9-to-5 office jobs might have been the norm for many, but in 2018 it's pretty obvious that workers are taking control of their own career paths. Crystal healer and expert Heather Askinosie, 51, is the perfect example. In 2000, Askinosie…

These Women Writing Cards Against Humanity Just Want To Make You Laugh

By Amanda Fama
Cards Against Humanity is the self-proclaimed “party game for horrible people” — and if you’ve ever played, you know exactly how entertaining it can get. Between hilarious black cards and despicable white ones, the game has the power to make any…

This Couple Is Living Their Real-Life Fairy Tale In 'Disney On Ice' As Eric & Ariel

By Lilli Petersen
Let's be honest — there was a time when you were a kid when all you wanted to be when you grew up was Ariel, and/or an ice princess (second choice). Well, I'm happy to tell you that dream is, in fact, a possibility. Which one? Well, both. Meet Alex…

How This 23-Year-Old Artist Became The Talent Behind Your Favorite Snapchat Lenses

By Rachel Murphy
As a kid, you probably were asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” While many of us likely had typical answers like a doctor, teacher, or firefighter, Clara Bacou, 23, was busy doodling away. Growing up in London, Bacou, who now…

Dylan Sprouse Is Living His Best Life With An Off-Screen Career You'd Never Expect

By Amanda Fama
Dylan Sprouse is a household name — and when you hear it, you might think about Zack and Cody causing mischief around the Tipton Hotel. It’s no surprise that Sprouse is widely known for his acting career, but you probably don’t know about his…

Weekly Tequila Tastings Are A Job Requirement For This Position, & Where Do I Apply?

By Collette Reitz
In a perfect world, you leave college and start your dream job right away. But many recent grads — myself included — take a pit stop back home to live with their parents, or work a 9-to-5 job at a dreary office. However, for Antonio Rodriguez, one…

This Is What It's Like To Write American Girl Doll Books For A Living

By Alexandra Svokos
Erin Teagan knew she wanted to be a children's book writer, so she pursued a career in science. She spent 10 years working in drug research and development, waking up to write between 4:45 to 6:30 a.m., long before her actual day job started. In…

This Full-Time Mermaid Is Living Her Best Life Under The Sea

By Lilli Petersen
It's always a sad moment, somewhere in the vicinity of first grade, when you realize that, no, being a mermaid isn't a valid career option. As it turns out, though, there are a few women who don't seem to have gotten the memo, and they're all based…