You've probably worked hard to find a job you love. It may have taken you three different majors in college, a couple dozen career tests and a midlife crisis, but you've landed in a job you enjoy. Chances are, though, if you were offered the chance to play all day -- and still get paid -- you'd be out the door of your office so fast that you wouldn't even notice if it hit you on the way out.
Unfortunately, paid vacation time is about as close as most of us will come to getting paid to play -- unless of course, you work in one of these seven jobs, where work and play are one in the same.
1. Pediatric occupational therapist
Often times, NFL players, and particularly the elite ones, seem to be larger than life. No, NFL stars are not actually the modern day coming of Greek gods, but try telling that to the fifth grader in line for No. 12's autograph. Not only are these athletes placed on pedestals by their fans, but their own names become brands that have to be carefully constructed and upheld by large teams of people.
Still, behind all that hoopla is, believe it or not, a human being. Most people are well aware of the great amount of money these football players earn during their active playing careers. What comes after these players hang up their cleats, however, is more of a mystery to the general public. It's tough for some....