Video Game Tester
Most kids have to be pried away from the TV thanks to video games … but some adults actually get paid to do the same thing.
Video game testers are a real thing. Someone has to try out all those different levels and powers and characters (to work out all the glitches) before a game hits the shelves.
Of course, this one isn’t necessarily as glamorous as it seems.
On the upside, you get to play great new titles well in advance. But on the downside, it’s pretty monotonous; you have to do the same stuff over and over again, and (unless you’re really lucky) you have to deal with glitches constantly interrupting game play. Plus, in the last few weeks of development, testers can be forced to work quite long hours.
Still, that’s definitely more fun than working overtime to file people’s taxes or plan a PowerPoint presentation … don’t you think?