Special Report

Weirdest Job in Every State

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36. Oklahoma
> Weirdest job: Rock splitter

The physically demanding job of breaking down rocks from quarries is more common in Oklahoma than in any other state.

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37. Oregon
> Weirdest job: Professional snuggler

As people become isolated in the digital era, professional snugglers offer platonic companionship. Cuddle Up To Me, which offers cuddling services, opened in Portland in 2013.

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38. Pennsylvania
> Weirdest job: Chocolate taster

Pennsylvania is home to several Hershey’s plants, so there is a need for professional tasters who can ensure that the sweets produce in those plants are sweet enough.

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39. Rhode Island
> Weirdest job: Etchers and engraver

Rhode Island workers are more likely to have a job as an etcher or engraver than those in any other state.

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40. South Carolina
> Weirdest job: Nuclear power reactor operator

South Carolina is home to four nuclear power facilities, necessitating workers to operate the reactors they contain.

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