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Top Ten Jobs for Nosy People

If you’re the go-to person when it comes to info on everything from who’s dating who in the celebrity world to what’s for lunch at school, check out these positions. Your insatiable curiosity for what’s happening in the lives of others is the perfect skill needed.

1. Gossip Columnist — You get a recurring space to write your thoughts, ideas, and gossip. You schmooze with celebrities and talk with “unnamed sources” to bring readers the latest on who’s washed up, who’s dating who, and who’s on bump watch.

2. Private Investigator — You find the dirt others want to keep hidden. You follow spouses accused of cheating, dig for lost business files, and track down missing persons.

3. Fraud Investigator — You get to the bottom of things in the business world, gathering evidence to prove all fraud — from employees faking accounts to CEOs skimming from the company coffers.

4. Digital Photographer — Confused why Digital Photographer makes this list? One word: Paparazzi. You’re paid for shots of jailed celebrities and canoodling costars.

5. Vice Police Officer — You interview witnesses, go undercover, and, in general, ask as many questions as you can to bust criminals.

6. Customs Patrol Officer — You post up at a country’s border, monitoring those coming in or going out. Your questions determine things like whether a person is who they say they are, and what’s in their trunk.

7. Market Researcher — Companies turn to you when they want buying habit info. You interview people to find out who buys what and what type of marketing tactics work best.

8. Personnel Coordinator — You’re the point person for new company hires. You answer questions about taxes, check paperwork, and investigate employee efficiency.

9. Marketing Analyst — Using information gathered by Market Researchers, you create your company’s marketing plans.

10. Client Service Associate — Both clients and coworkers rely on you for info on what’s happening with products, project timelines, and the piles of paperwork required to run a business efficiently.

Careers You May Like

Vice Police Officer

Investigate crimes related to drugs, gambling and other immoral activities.

Travel Writer

Discover new places and report on your travels for your readers.

Traffic Reporter

Let drivers know about accidents and construction via radio or TV.

Skip Tracer

Locate people who have gone missing.

Public Safety Officer

Patrol outdoor areas to keep communities free of crime.

Headline Writer

Condense a big idea into an eye-catching newspaper or website headline.

Grand Jury Deputy Sheriff

Guard grand jury rooms and district attorneys' offices to provide security.

Fugitive Recovery Agent

Track down people who are on the run from justice.

Freelance Journalist

Sell your well-researched stories to news outlets around the world.

Environmental Journalist

Let your readers know about local environmental issues and trends.

Bail Enforcement Agent

Chase after people who have skipped out on their court date.

Art Critic

Write commentary and critiques about art.


Hunt down the best candidates and lure them in with attractive offers.


Investigate events and people to tell the public what's going on.

Combat Photographer

Take pictures of soldiers and the wars they fight from the front lines.

Candidate Sourcing Specialist

Connect hiring companies with qualified applicants.

Scientific Photographer

Record scientific data using a camera for organizations or businesses.

Research Analyst

Collect, evaluate, and report on data.

Editorial Photographer

Take pictures that make articles jump off the page.

Portrait Photographer

Use a camera to capture the look of individuals, families, or groups.

Market Research Analyst

Research customer habits to guide marketing efforts.

Headshot Photographer

Capture the essence of actors, authors, or models with close-up shots.

Corporate Recruiter

Fill corporate positions with the most competent candidates.

Aerial Photographer

Snap pictures from high above the ground in a helicopter or airplane.

Fashion Photographer

Snap photos of runway models and the latest designs.

Marketing Consultant

Formulate thoroughly researched marketing plans for businesses.

Executive Recruiter

Find the most talented candidates to fill high-level positions.

Private Investigator

Track down people and dig up information for a private contractor.


Capture images of the world for newspapers, websites, and art exhibits.

Sports Analyst

Provide in-depth predictions about sports teams and players.

Feature Writer

Write in-depth articles for magazines, papers, or websites.

Sports Reporter

Cover games and keep viewers in-the-know about sports news.


Write opinionated columns for a newspaper on a specific topic.

Travel Photographer

Capture images from around the globe.

Science Journalist

Report on scientific breakthroughs in print, the web, or TV.

Food Photographer

Take close-ups of scrumptious salads, soups, and entres for menus or ads.

Account Planner

Conduct research with an eye to designing the perfect ad campaign.

Nature Photographer

Snap pictures of landscapes and wildlife for magazines and journals.


Capture events, weddings, and small music videos on film.


Guide business decisions by predicting future market conditions.

Underwater Photographer

Dive below the waves to take pictures of the underwater world.

Nurse Recruiter

Pair Nurses with hospitals that are hiring.

Sports Photographer

Capture images of athletes, sports teams, and crowds in action.

Unit Stills Photographer

Work on movie sets taking publicity photos of Actors during filming.

Campus Recruiter

Travel to college campuses to find potential employees for your company.


Work in-house or as a consultant, matching people with jobs.

Commercial Photographer

Snap photographs for businesses, advertising agencies, and more.

Advertising Photographer

Sell products by shooting photos that say, You want to buy this!


Convey stories with pictures instead of words by capturing stirring images.

Music Photographer

Create images of Musicians at work in the studio.

Market Analyst

Study market conditions to help create and sell new products.

Forensic Photographer

Record images of crime scenes and victims to bring about justice.

Equestrian Photographer

Capture the majesty and power of horses in an image.

Staffing Director

Make strategic hiring and firing decisions for a company.

Culinary Strategy Consultant

Help clients grow their food business with your sharp marketing skills.

Medical Photographer

Capture clear images of surgeries for medical school textbooks.

Fine Arts Photographer

Create photographic works of art.

Architectural Photographer

Use skillful photography to make buildings and homes look their best.

Wildlife Photographer

Shoot pictures of wild animals in their natural habitat.

Internet Marketer

Use online strategies like ads and websites to create hype for companies.

Technical Recruiter

Search for ideal candidates to fill technical positions.

Job Recruiter

Fill open positions in your company with the best-qualified employees.