Top 10 Most Badass Jobs

The Top Ten
1 Soldier

Being a Marine is the most badass job in the world. You are all over the world either destroying cities and killing bad guys or giving humanitarian aid.

Not only is it always depicted in movies, but it's also one of the hardest jobs to get.

They fight for their country's honor. We have the right to give it to them.

2 Firefighter

Only position where you can break into somebody else's house without a search warrant! Firefighters break all sorts of things, crawl through an unknown environment seeing almost nothing and feeling heat, cut up cars, and do all kinds of other things that many people think aren't possible.

We're the people everyone else looks to (yes, even other jobs on this list) when they get themselves in trouble. Even those "badass" fighter jet pilots crash their planes every once in a while, and who's there to take care of it? Firefighters!

3 Astronaut

I would love to be an astronaut. It is the world's coolest job. Being in outer space, a place that only astronauts can fly, is a rare chance. Astronauts are badasses because they are flying to "outer space." Not only badasses, but badass nerds. I wish I could be an astronaut.

Undoubtedly, an astronaut is the most badass job ever. You need to be very competent, otherwise, you will be useless in space. There is no place more hazardous than space. If you screw up, nobody will be able to save you.

I'm kind of jealous of Neil Armstrong. After he walked on the moon, when he and his friends were going out to eat and they told stories about themselves, he could just say, "I walked on the moon," and that would be it.

4 Police Officer

It would be fun being a police officer because you get to not only chase criminals but also be a detective. But of course, it is entirely dangerous.

Fight crime, protect people from evil, incredible tactical and weapons training... An unsung hero, the epitome of a badass.

Awesome job! Just be careful because cops get killed every day.

5 Spy

I would surely love to be a spy! But I know it's very dangerous. And I'm not scared of anything, even though I'm a little girl! I don't know what badass jobs means, but being a spy is surely my favorite!

You get to sneak around and go James Bond on people. Cool gadgets and badass cars.

I think that being a spy is THE BEST job you can have. It's awesome!

6 Ice Cream Truck Driver

Absolutely the most badass job. I mean, think of all those kids whose lives you're touching.

Cruising around and delivering smiles to children's faces is what REAL men do!

It takes a real man to do a real job that is needed.

7 Lawyer

Protecting people's most important part of their life: their liberty.

8 Rock Star

So totally! You dress like whatever you want and still sing your heart out. Travel the world and lots of other things!

Imagine singing to hundreds of people and rocking it. Wow.

9 Judge
10 Butcher

If you've ever met an old-school butcher, they're guaranteed to whoop anyone on the list. So much so that everyone would be sure to keep their distance. Also, they come with the real 1,000-yard stare.

The Contenders
11 Animator

Deserves its title. You work countless hours to keep drawing so that when filmed, they appear to move, and it only gets harder with deadlines and stuff. Not to mention the RSIs we don't often hear about.

12 Cowboy

If you can brand cattle, repair fences, and then wake up in the middle of the night again to help a sheep give birth, then you're a tough man.

Wild, wild, west job. Nothing gets adrenaline pumping faster than leading a horse with hands, legs, and voice while attempting to herd another animal. Total BADASS job.

13 Pizza Maker

So badass... beating up that dough.

14 Guitarist

Like drumming, it's a musical job that involves lots of repetitive movement, which can cause injuries. It's important to be healthy when doing this. But at the same time, you're entertaining the audience. Badass alright.

Nothing compares to the feeling you get when you surprise your friends with an amazing guitar solo.

15 Criminal Profiler

Definitely the most badass of them all - to be able to put yourself in the mind of a criminal and not become one? That takes some serious skill, not to mention a huge time commitment (and a badge and gun to top it off).

16 Weapons Tester

Get to shoot guns all day. What more do you want from life?

17 Martial Artist

UFC guys kick ass. I did the training, and it was legit.

18 Doctor

Like firefighters, they do nothing but try to help people all day.

19 Movie Director
20 Teacher

Teaching the future leaders the information to carry the world to greatness. Also, putting up with misbehaving kids and pointing them in the right direction. Like another mother or father, if you get the right ones.

If there were no teachers, nobody would be thinking about what they would want to be when they grow up. Teachers are underappreciated and underpaid. Give them more credit!

Teaching is the profession of prophets. It is a highly respectable job. I like it.

21 Government Assassin

A government assassin? Badass times three.

Oh my gosh, I want this job. I want it bad.

You're a ghost! In. Out. You don't exist. 10/10.

22 Pornstar
23 Heavy Metal Drummer

Drumming of any kind involves fast, repetitive motion with the hands that can cause repetitive injuries, which are common. Performers exert so much energy and sweat and can end up being dehydrated. It takes planning, practice, and preparation. It's pretty tough anyway.

24 Fighter Pilot

Heck yeah, Neil Armstrong was a fighter pilot in Korea before he walked on the moon. And those Brits who flew Spitfires and won the Battle of Britain were total badasses!

25 Lumberjack

I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay! I sleep all night and I work all day!

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