Pro Athlete Fame and big bucks make it good to be king for LeBron and other professional athletes, but your chances of making a living out of playing ball are pretty slim.
They're armed with the latest in high-tech weaponry and cherished as heroes by their countrymen -- which may make risking their lives on a daily basis just a little bit easier.
Entertainer/Model Sure, they get to travel the world and get paid the big bucks, but the competition is tough -- and mainting their looks is even tougher.
TV News Host Although it can be a tough niche to break into, your local TV news personality can make a great living being in front of the cameras.
Nurses They work long hours and often under highly stressful situations, but it's one of the few jobs that can save lives.
Cowboy More than just the Marlboro Man, real-life cowboys live the quiet life far from the city, and their office is the great outdoors.
Firefighter More than just the ones you see at charity auctions, firefighters have become American heroes in the wake of 9/11.
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Cocktail Waitress With the advent of "Hooters" restaurants, the job of the cocktail waitress has been elevated to that of a cultural icon, but even a good tip sometimes isn't worth dealing with drunken customers.
Painter Even though they're not promised any of the money or fame usually reserved for other celebrities, artists get to do what they love: spend their lives expressing themselves.