It’s hard to find a high-paying job that you enjoy so we’ve decided to look for the 11 easiest and best paying jobs of 2015. It may seem unthinkable that you’ll find the words “easy and high-paying” in the same sentence, but there are various industries that actually provide those kinds of jobs.
Our previous article on the 11 Easiest and Best Paying Jobs in the World was just a sneak peek of these career possibilities. To reinforce these opportunities, we’re giving you an updated version of these easy-peasy, high-earning jobs specifically for this year.
These jobs are ranked and averaged according to their annual salary, qualifications, and degree of ease. They are consolidated and curated from various websites, such as Salary and Business Insider. Each criterion is given a score, which is then totaled and used for ranking.
For the annual salary, the higher it is the higher the job’s score will be. The highest score a job can get is for this criterion is 40. For the qualifications, the less it requires the more points the job will be given. The most points a job can get for this is 20. Lastly, for the degree of ease, the easier the job is the higher the points will be and the maximum score for this is 40. Equal value is given to salary and ease as these are the two main factors influencing our choice.
To find out your next best career, here are the 11 easiest and best paying jobs of 2015.
11. Disneyland Face Character (Overall score – 75)
Do you look like Elsa or Anna? Will you pass as Cinderella’s Prince Charming? Then this career is for you! The only requirement for this job is to look the part. You also need to have a good rapport with kids because you will interact with them a lot. Where else can you earn $32,000 a year for simply dressing up, taking pics with children while being in the happiest place on earth? Only in Disney.
10. Songwriter (Overall score – 78)
Songwriting is a lucrative career that earns $43,000 a year. The best in this league are being paid millions to write songs! If you love music and writing, this is the job for you. You don’t even need a music degree or know a musical instrument to be one. Most musicians just know how to play by ear. If you have a knack for poetry, since most lyrics rhyme, this job will be a piece of cake for you. With the right inspiration, you can create a huge hit and let the royalties provide for your every whim.
9. Ice Cream Taster (Overall score – 80)
The thought of eating unlimited ice cream for free is probably the best job description you’ll ever read. Ice cream tasters earn $60,000 a year, but you need to have a degree in food science. Having a sweet tooth is not enough. You need to be able to evaluate the taste, texture, smell, and other elements that make a good ice cream. But seriously, who gets to eat free ice cream every single day and get paid for it?
8. Horse Rider/Exerciser (Overall score – 82)
When horses are not racing they’re not lounging in their stables. There are men and women who ride them to prepare them for their next race. The well-being and responsiveness of these horses depend on them. This job only requires a high school diploma and substantial experience in riding. Horse exercisers earn $50,691 annually which is undoubtedly a great deal especially if you’re a horse lover.
7. Video Game Player (Overall score – 83)
If you spend more than half of your day playing games then why not get paid for doing it? Video game players allot 16 hours daily just playing and they get paid $50,000 a year! Not only that, you’ll get to play the newest games prior to their official release. Part of the job is also to help other players achieve higher levels in the game. The only requirement is for you to have a passion for video games.
6. Tour Guide (Overall score – 85)
If you love sightseeing then this is definitely your dream job. Tour guides earn an average of $52,000 annually for going to beautiful places and telling other people about it. You need to have some storytelling skills as you need to keep tourists engaged with the history and descriptions of the sights. Being funny and sociable is also important. Most of the time tour guides do the talking on the bus and it’s the tourists that go down to take pictures.
5. Ethical Hacker (Overall score – 87)
If you have a knack for decrypting passwords and rendering firewalls useless then being a computer hacker is something that might be right up your alley. For $140,000 a year, you will be hired by government agencies and security firms to create programs that will keep hackers like you away from their systems. You need to have certain certifications and pass the checks done by the governments you’ll be working for. After that, you can legally hack away!
4. Voice Over Artist (Overall score – 90)
Do you have a well-modulated voice or can imitate different voices? Try being a voice over artist! This job earns $80,000 a year for simply lending your voice to commercials, TV, and film. Voice over artists have a huge impact on the final product. They can keep the audience glued or snoozed. You don’t need to have Morgan Freeman’s voice to land this job. Every company has a different voice requirement and all you have to do is deliver!
3. Paper Towel Sniffer (Overall score – 93%)
This job is literally effortless. All you need to do is sniff the company’s paper towels and make sure they are completely odorless. Starting pay is pretty low at around $19,000 annually but come to think of it, all you have to do is smell clean tissue paper! Over time, you can end up earning over $50,000 a year. Now that’s a hefty paycheck for almost doing nothing! This really deserves to be in one of the 11 easiest and best paying jobs of 2015.
2. Freelance Writer (Overall score – 95)
Do you like writing your thoughts in a blog? Do you express yourself better in writing? Then being a freelance writer will fit you to a T. They earn $105,000 annually and they have full control over their schedule and the kinds of writing jobs they want to accept. You can actually reject those with immediate deadlines thus avoiding the stress of having to write under pressure. You can work anytime, anywhere as long as you have a laptop and internet connection.
1. Professional Snuggler (Overall score – 98)
If you like sleeping or hugging with no commitment then being a professional snuggler is the best job for you. People in this profession earn as much as $124,800 annually. They get paid as much as $60 per hour. All you need to do is lie down with your client, snuggle with him or her and get paid the next day! There’s no sex or prostitution involved just pure hugging. Most clients are just sad or in need human connection. Just be there to comfort them through snuggling. You’ll end up well rested and well paid.
Do you think you can take on any one of these 11 easiest and best paying jobs of 2015? Sure some would require a certain amount of training but others don’t have any requirements at all! So if you’re looking for a breather from the corporate rat race you’re in, there are a lot of laidback jobs out there that pay well. You just have to choose which one will fit your skills and interests!