10 Fun Jobs That Pay Well

Event Planner
If making lists and checking them twice is your thing, you might be good at planning people's big days. omgimages/iStock/Thinkstock

Do you throw the best parties? Are they always organized down to the last detail, with everyone's needs taken care of? And do you love doing it and take satisfaction in seeing everything come together? You might be the perfect event planner. Event planners take on a lot of responsibility to ensure a big day — whether it's a corporate conference, a wedding, a celebration or a product launch — goes off without a hitch. The top 10 percent of event planners in the United States earn in the high $70,000s [source: Duchon].

Event planners, especially corporate event planners, can do a lot of traveling as well. If, for example, you're planning a company's annual conference out in Las Vegas, you go along for the trip. Of course, it's not all fun and games. You'll be working around the clock to ensure everything goes smoothly, from accommodations to audiovisual presentations to luncheons. However, if you're a detail-oriented person who loves checklists and making people happy, this is a fun job.