7 awesome, glamorous or just plain unusual jobs and how you can land them

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Ever wonder what a day in the life of a bomb technician would be like? Or a blackjack dealer? Would you have what it takes to become a mortician? An astronaut? A best-selling author or a fashion model? Could you picture putting your life on the line every day as a stunt person?

Unusual jobs like these obviously don’t happen overnight. Some require years, even decades, of specialized training. Others require little formal training, and a few require both a cool head and a strong stomach.

Ready to make a break from your mundane 9-to-5 cubicle existence? Here are the steps you’ll need to take to launch these 7 interesting careers — and the rewards you can expect for your daring.