Special Report

Weirdest Job in Every State

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1. Alabama
> Weirdest job: Bounty hunter

As one of the most violent states in the country, professional bounty hunters are sometimes needed in Alabama to apprehend criminals.

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2. Alaska
> Weirdest job: Commercial diver

Alaska’s commercial fishing industry is one of the largest in the country, and its many marinas and fishing fleets, as well as offshore oil facilities, are in need of commercial divers to maintain them.

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3. Arizona
> Weirdest job: Bingo manager

Bingo is big in Arizona, and is deemed legal as a fundraising source for some organizations in the state. In April, Gila River Hotels & Casinos in Phoenix broke two Guinness World Records, hosting a game with the largest bingo balls and the largest bingo card.

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4. Arkansas
> Weirdest job: Log grader

Arkansas has one of the nation’s largest logging industries, and the state has one of the highest concentrations of log graders and scalers who estimate the value of harvested timber.

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5. California
> Weirdest job: Dog surfing instructor

As home to the World Dog Surfing Competition and over 3,000 miles of coastline, California is arguably the only state where it makes sense to have a job teaching dogs how to surf.

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