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Competitive Eater

Competitive Eater

Career Advice on How to Become A Competitive Eater

Many people might eat as though there is a competition, but for a “lucky” few they actually make a living eating.  Now if the idea of eating “professionally” for a living floats your boat, then consider adding competitive eater to your career planning or job search.  Yet, be forewarned, that this not a career for the health obsessed.  No matter what a competitive eater might try to feed you about his or her profession, this is one career that takes a toll on your body. 

Career Facts:

Eating a hundred hotdogs at a competitive eating competition might not be as rough on your body as being a right tackle in the NFL, but it isn’t easy either.  While it is true that you won’t see too many competitive eaters being carried off the “field” with a blown out knee, there is no doubt that all their organs are crying out in unison.  The competitive eater is a person, usually a man, of course, who is willing to put his body on the line for the glory of being able to say he ate forty-three slices of pizza in ninety-minutes.

Exactly who wants to do such a thing anyway?  More than likely you are asking this question.  There are plenty of ways to sugar coat this, but the truth is that those drawn to this career are people who woke up one morning and said, “You know I don’t have any skills.  Oh wait, yes I do, I can eat vast amounts of food!” 

Career Opportunities and Job Outlook- Good:

Taking into consideration America’s continuing love of all things freakiest, weird and self-destructive, the competitive eater is likely to be with us for quite sometimes. In terms of making a career out of competitive eating, well, it’s pretty competitive.

Job Outlook is Good

A Day in The Life:

Companies and events hold these eating events where the average Joe shows up to watching these eating sideshows.  The winners take home a cash prize and the losers simply have the pleasure of shortening their lives and getting a little free food.  If this sounds like your dream job, then undo that top button and start “training.”

Average Salary:

Salary is almost completely dependent upon one’s ability to win cash prizes.

Career Training and Qualifications:

The main qualification is being able to eat fast and eat a lot.

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