10 Unusual Professions That Make You Thankful For Your Day Job

10. Whale Snot Collector

A marine biologist by the name Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse collects whale snot (from blue and grey whales)  as part of her job. Claiming the job to be quite dangerous, Karina flies a remote-controlled helicopter to catch whale snot as it sprays out of its blowhole. The point of collecting the mucus is to analyse it for viruses and bacteria, keeping track of what dangers might be lurking in the ocean.
10. Whale Snot Collector

9. Forensic Entomologist

Imagine being subjected to the smell of rotting flesh on a daily basis. That’s the job of your local forensic entomologist. They are often called to crime scenes to figure out how long someone or something has been dead based on the presence of decay and insects like maggots.
9. Forensic Entomologist

8. Road Kill Removal Specialist

Ever wonder who got rid of that dead skunk in the middle of the road? It may have been your local road kill removal specialist.
8. Road Kill Removal Specialist

7. Sewage Worker

If you’re planning to relocate to India, you might want to avoid the sewage cleaning industry. It’s one of India’s dirtiest, most disgusting and most dangerous occupations. Approximately 1,000 workers have lost their lives to drowning in waste, diseases like tuberculosis and hepatitis contracted on the job and from drowning in waste products – in the last seven years alone.
7. Sewage Worker

6. Head Lice Technician

Any parent whose child has come home with lice knows what a pain the little louses can be. It can be pretty disgusting to have little creatures hatching and crawling through your hair. When heads become infested, head lice technicians come to the rescue.
6. Head Lice Technician

5. Manure Inspector

A very important part of growing food is fertilizer. It can help speed up the growth of a plant or crop and ensures it grows properly.
5. Manure Inspector

4. Port-O-Potty Cleaner

If you thought your job was crappy, try working in it. Port-o-potties cleaners actually do have to clean up and clean out other people’s you-know-what.
4. Port-O-Potty Cleaner

3. Diaper Service Worker

Environmentally-conscious parents have expanded the cloth diaper business. Unfortunately, cloth diapers are not so “disposable” and require manual labor to remove the presents that babes leave behind.
3. Diaper Service Worker

2. Crime Scene Cleaner

You don’t see this on CSI or any other crime show, but someone has to clean up crime scenes after the red tape is gone. Crime scene cleaners clean up blood, urine, tear gas and toys – among other things. They don’t just work on the streets either.
2. Crime Scene Cleaner

1. Motel Maid

It may seem like an innocuous job until you think about what happens when someone “gets a room.” Most maids aren’t equipped with much more than gloves when they clean up the messes that people leave on the sheets – and elsewhere.
1. Motel Maid