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These are the odds of getting any of the 50 most popular dream jobs

A new infographic from Wink Slots has worked out the odds of landing your dream job. Surprisingly, it might be easier than you think to do what you’ve always wanted for a living.


Stuck in a job that you don’t enjoy? Spend most of your days thinking about what it is you really want to do? Then you’re not alone. Most of us aren’t lucky enough to land our dream jobs. And what are the chances of it happening? It must be a million to one, right? Wrong.

A new infographic by Wink Slots has carried out extensive research into some of the jobs we consider to be the perfect way of making a living. By comparing the amount of people who would love to do these jobs for a living against the number of positions available, it’s easy to work out the exact odds of following your dreams.


Fancy being a food critic? With an average salary of £33,370 ($47,000) your odds of spending your days eating out in the world’s best restaurants are 1%. Small but far from a million to one.

Love video games? Then imagine spending your days testing them out and getting paid for it. With salaries of £35,500 ($50,000) your odds are a colossal 13%. What are you waiting for? Start applying now.


Other dream jobs come with similarly achievable odds:

  • Chocolatier 2%
  • Interior designer 22%
  • Professional athlete 10%
  • Toy creator 6%

All is achievable if you follow your dreams. Check out more dream jobs odds at:


But what about if you don’t yet know what it is you want to do? Then don’t worry, there’s another version of the infographic that helps you identify your dream job. It then tells you what kind of competition is out there, how many people already have the position and what your chances are of landing a role.

Check it out here:


So, if you’re sitting at your desk daydreaming about what else you could be doing. Find out how likely it is, and then set out to get it. The odds might very well be in your favour.

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.