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Author's Note: 10 Unique Careers You Won't Believe Exist

My job didn't even exist when I was a senior in high school. Sure, there were freelance writers and journalists, but there was no such thing as the Internet. There was absolutely no way for my guidance counselor to predict the massive technological shifts that were going to permanently disrupt the publishing and entertainment industries, allowing a doofus like me to sit at home in my pajamas writing articles on every subject imaginable while never stepping foot in a library. When my kids talk about what they want to be when they grow up, they usually go for the classics: veterinarian, teacher, mommy. But what they don't know is that the employment options available to them in 15 years might look very different from today. Their future career might not even exist. What college major would best prepare you for being a sanitation removal specialist on Mars?

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