Special Report

Weirdest Job in Every State

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6. Colorado
> Weirdest job: Cannabis editor

Since cannabis has become legal in Colorado in 2012, it has become a major industry in the state. As such, media outlets there, like Denver’s Westword, employ cannabis editors and writers to track the goings-on in the marijuana industry.

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7. Connecticut
> Weirdest job: Foliage grader

New England states like Connecticut are known for their brilliantly colored fall foliage, as leaves turn shades of red, orange, and yellow in the fall. Connecticut keeps tourists who come to see the foliage, known as “leaf peepers,” informed by a weekly-updated state map pointing to the best foliage views on a scale from “very low” to “peak” and “past peak.”

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8. Delaware
> Weirdest job: Pirate

Truth be told, the operators of the Pirates of Lewes in Lewes, Delaware, aren’t real pirates, but they do offer interactive cruises for kids and adults alike.

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9. Florida
> Weirdest job: Rocket recovery technician

Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has a job opening in Cape Canaveral for a recovery technician — someone who goes to retrieve the parts of the company’s Falcon 9, the Falcon Heavy, and Dragon space capsules that are detached during flight. Rocket recovery workers must be willing to work at sea and at heights up to 300 feet.

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10. Georgia
> Weirdest job: Chicken sexer

Georgia has one of the largest poultry industries in the country. Chicken sexers, or poultry sorters, are needed to quickly determine whether newborn chicks will be hens or roosters.

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