Here are certain jobs that nobody dreams of doing when they grow up. "Somebody's gotta do it", but that doesn't stop people from praying that "someone" won't be them. What's surprising, however, is how much money some of these stigmatized jobs actually pay people who man up and do them. So if you're on the fence about where your financial future is headed, stop and consider any of the shockingly lucrative jobs that follow.
[NOTE: We realize that there are, technically, people who do want these jobs. The point is to spotlight jobs with stigmas attached to them that pay more than the typical person would think.]
25. Crab fisherman
Featured on the Discovery Channel's hit TV series "Deadliest Catch", the job of crab fisherman is often called the most dangerous in America. Fishing in frigid Alaskan waters, these brave spirits weather stormy seas, below-freezing temperatures, and the heartache of being away from home for months. The short crab season makes it imperative that they catch as many crabs as possible during that short window. However, this can become astonishingly lucrative once one gets the hang of of it. According to one estimate, even a somewhat experienced crab fisherman can catch as many as $50,000 worth of crabs in an 8 week period.
I am a freelance traveling writer. I am currently spending most of my time backpacking across Europe. While I may be living outside of the United States, I stay connected to American financial markets and M&A's more than is probably healthy for any single person.