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.
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.”
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.