While serving alcohol isn't quite the same as drinking it, bartending can be fun if the atmosphere is festive and the patrons are amusing. In addition to taking drink orders and showing off your flashy pouring skills, you can be a friend to your customers in times of celebration and despair. If this line of work sounds appealing, there are plenty of jobs out there to be had; the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 495,350 Americans work as bartenders.
The worst part about serving booze may be the paycheck. Bartenders bring in an average annual wage of just $21,310, an amount so low it'll make you want to drink [source: BLS].