3. Diving For Golf Balls
If you’re okay with diving into the murky water to dive golf balls, you’ll be making as much as a physicist. A physicist is a proud work indicating a level of impressive intelligent. Though you have to wonder how smart it is to enter a degree that on average doesn’t earn you a diploma until 33 years old. Sure, you might do great things but most physicists will end up doing postdoctoral research jobs for years after they gain a degree.
Though not as looked up to, someone who dives for golf balls literally needs no education. OK, if you happen to be diving into the deep water for golf balls, you’ll need a diving certificate. That costs less than $1,000. A golf ball diver makes $100,000 per year diving into the water and grabbing all the lost golf balls that lie on the ocean, lake, or swamp floor.
He cleans them up and resells them. Easy life and incredible pay. Anything golf related is worth a lot of money. In fact, it’s a $70 billion dollar industry with smalls eating up a part of that pie. Twelve new golf balls are worth more than $50 but for those who are smart enough, they buy resurrected golf balls from a golf ball diver. A dozen of barely used lost golf balls cost less about $20. If you lack a certain accuracy, which balls are you going to buy?
Spend a good third of your life getting your PhD (the average person earning the diploma is 33 years old), followed by a few more years slogging through lowly postdoctoral research jobs, to become a physicist. Impressive mustache and unquenchable sexual thirst are optional but highly encouraged. The powers that be say there are many millions of golf balls lost in the United States alone annually. There is an unlimited amount of lost balls to dive for.
If you knew what a bunch of daredevils those golf ball divers are, you might not consider it a loser job actually. They have a lot of danger in between them and those precious golf balls. There are alligators, venomous snakes, fertilizers and pesticides, and the fisherman’s hook. Risking life and limb for the greater good of cash flow and golf, these guys earn every cent.