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.

This White House Correspondent Is All About Representing Americans

By Rhyma Castillo
If Rachel Scott could only choose one word to describe her day-to-day duties, it would be “unpredictable.” From flying across the country to break stories to trekking along the campaign trail with political potentials, the Southern Californian…

Reporter Omid Scobie Spends His Days Hanging With The Royals

By Lara Walsh
Palling around with princes and duchesses might be the dream, but for royal reporter Omid Scobie, it’s just a dream job. From meeting celebrities and dignitaries on royal tours to exchanging jokes with Prince William about his French skills, the…

This Editor-In-Chief Created The Teen Magazine She Always Wanted To Read

By Lara Walsh
As a teenager in 1998, Sesi Magazine's editor-in-chief Andréa Butler had what her mom called an "intense obsession" with magazines. But the experience was soured by the lack of diversity found in the pages of her favorite publications. At the time,…

Drag Queen Shea Couleé Is All About Working Hard & Speaking Out

By Lilli Petersen
If you could get paid to put on makeup and gorgeous clothing and show off — well, calling the option a “no-brainer” doesn’t quite cover it, does it? For a professional drag queen like Shea Couleé, 31, that’s literally the life. But then, real life…

Drybar Founder Alli Webb Never Let The Fear Of Failing Get To Her

By Theresa Massony
While most founders are quick to describe the happiest, most aspirational scene when asked about their most memorable day on the job, Drybar founder Alli Webb immediately tells me a story from her business' very early days that, honestly, sounds…

Bobbi Brink Is Rescuing Exotic Animals One Lion, Tiger, Or Bear At A Time

By Lara Walsh
Exotic animal ownership may be under new scrutiny in 2020, but Bobbi Brink has been fighting to end private big cat ownership and rescue wild animals from abusive or neglectful situations around the country for decades. Brink is the founder of…

WNBA Superstar Sue Bird Works Hard, Plays Hard, & Takes Nothing For Granted

By Collette Reitz
Even after a full workout, basketball superstar Sue Bird looks like she could bolt right back out on the court — almost like she’s constantly operating with a steady undercurrent of competitive energy. That readiness is what makes Bird one of the…

Dogsled Musher Blair Braverman Is Living Your Childhood Adventure Dreams

By Lilli Petersen
Have you ever dreamed about running away from it all and going exploring? As a kid, did you fantasize about escaping into the wilderness with your dog to explore the unknown, and coming home windswept and full of tales of rugged individualism? For…

Astronaut Jessica Watkins Is Ready To Join The Most Exclusive Club Above Earth

By Caroline Colvin
Flying jets, practicing spacewalks in 40-feet-deep pools, polishing up some Russian skills, and studying planetary geology are all in a day’s work for astronaut Jessica Watkins. Watkins, 31, graduated in January 2020 as part of the 2017 NASA…

This Young Filmmaker's Work Is About Sparking Important Conversations

By Stephanie Ironson
Crystal Kayiza says she's barely in her family's home videos — her spot has always been behind the camera. Now, the 26-year-old's accolades speak for themselves. This year, her film See You Next Time was an official selection of the 2020 Sundance…

This Airline Pilot Flies Planes & Defies Stereotypes All At Once

By Madhuri Sathish
Kids always get excited by flying, but not the way Monique Grayson did. She took her first flight when she was around 12 years old, and from the moment her family arrived at the airport, Grayson was in awe. She wanted to know everything, she tells…

Here's The Woman Who Helped Create H.E.R's Epic Clear Guitar From The Grammys

By Cianna Garrison
When R&B singer-songwriter H.E.R. performed at the 2019 Grammy Awards with a breathtaking, custom-made, clear acrylic guitar from Fender, audience members were at a loss for words. So was Moya Nkruma, who was there to watch Fender's custom creation…

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 be one of the most difficult choices. But what if…

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…