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Your job doesn't have to be a drudgery. Many professions offer the opportunity to be creative and even have fun at work.

Of course, everyone's definition of fun is personal, but here are 30 jobs we think are far from boring. These jobs can take hard work. They are not necessarily stress free. In fact, the pandemic has added stress to many of these professions. But you can still make good income doing work that you love.

These fun jobs are listed in no particular order. With each, we show the median annual wage according to data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics and Other Information.

Recreational therapist

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 48,220

Number of jobs as of 2019: 19,900

Typical entry requirement: Bachelor degree

Museum workers

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 49,850

Number of jobs as of 2019: 37,500

Typical entry requirement: Bachelor or Master degree

Cook or chef

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 51,530

Number of jobs as of 2019: 148,700

Typical entry requirement: Abitur or equivalent certificate plus work experience or special training program

Visual artist

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 48,760

Number of jobs as of 2019: 51,900

Typical entry requirement: Post-secondary education

Event planner

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 50,600

Number of jobs as of 2019: 138,600

Typical entry requirement: Bachelor degree

Music directors and composers

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 51,670

Number of jobs as of 2019: 58,000

Typical entry requirement: Professional experience plus a bachelor's or master's degree

Private investigator or investigator

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 50,510

Number of jobs as of 2019: 36,200

Typical entry requirement: Abitur or equivalent plus work experience

Graphic designer

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 52,110

Number of jobs as of 2019: 281,500

Typical entry requirement: Bachelor degree

Athlete or sports competitor

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 51,370

Number of jobs as of 2019: 13,600

Typical entry requirement: No formal training required

interior architect

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 56,040

Number of jobs as of 2019: 77,900

Typical entry requirement: Bachelor degree

Set designer and exhibition designer

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 54,600

Number of jobs as of 2019: 12,040

Typical entry requirement: Bachelor degree

primary school teacher

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 59,420

Number of jobs as of 2019: 1.58 million

Typical entry requirement: Bachelor's degree plus state certification or license

Video editor or cameraman

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 59,810

Number of jobs as of 2019: 67,900

Typical entry requirement: Bachelor's degree in a related field

librarian

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 59,500

Number of jobs as of 2019: 146,500

Typical entry requirement: Masters in Library Science

Conservation scientist or forest ranger

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 62,410

Number of jobs as of 2019: 36,100

Typical entry requirement: Bachelor's degree in forestry or a related field

Writer or author

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 63,200

Number of jobs as of 2019: 131,200

Typical entry requirement: Bachelor degree

Zoologist or wildlife biologist

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 63,270

Number of jobs as of 2019: 21,000

Typical entry requirement: Bachelor degree

Landscape architect

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 69,360

Number of jobs as of 2019: 24,500

Typical entry requirement: Bachelor's degree plus state license

Producer or director

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 74,420

Number of jobs as of 2019: 159,500

Typical entry requirement: Bachelor degree

Multimedia artist or animator

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 75,270

Number of jobs as of 2019: 67,500

Typical entry requirement: Bachelor's degree in art, graphics or a related field

fashion designer

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 73,790

Number of jobs as of 2019: 28,300

Typical entry requirement: Bachelor degree

Urban planner

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 74,350

Number of jobs as of 2019: 39,700

Typical entry requirement: Masters degree in this field

University professor

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 79,540

Number of jobs as of 2019: 1.33 million

Typical entry requirement: Masters or PhD degree

Artistic Director

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 94,220

Number of jobs as of 2019: 99,100

Typical entry requirement: Bachelor degree

vet

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 95,460

Number of jobs as of 2019: 89,200

Typical entry requirement: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine plus State License

Software developer

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 107,510

Number of jobs as of 2019: 1.47 million

Typical entry requirement: Bachelor in Computer Science

Fitness trainer or instructor

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 40,390

Number of jobs as of 2019: 373,700

Typical entry requirement: Abitur or equal

Sports coach

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 48,440

Number of jobs as of 2019: 32.100

Typical entry requirement: Bachelor degree

Flight attendant

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 56,640

Number of jobs as of 2019: 121,900

Typical entry requirement: Abitur plus experience in customer service

Makeup artist

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Average annual wage as of 2019: $ 75,730

Number of jobs as of 2019: 3,400

Typical entry requirement: Post-secondary award without a degree

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