Turns out, being a ‘water baby’ can actually help you make some money! If you are adventurous by nature and are looking for a career that is both thrilling and exciting, you can become a water slide tester!
But, is water slide testing an actual career?
Yes, it is! Water slide testing originated as a career option in the West and it is gaining momentum in India. In the list of fun jobs, it features right at the top! Water slide testers ensure that the safety standards of the water slides in hotels and adventure parks are up to the mark. They analyse the overall functionality of a water slide to detect any technical or functional glitches. Water slide testers take multiple trips down a slide to observe how much water it uses, how quickly one can move down it and how fun it is as a whole.
What education do you need to become a water slide tester?
You don’t need a particular degree to make a career in water slide testing. If you are 18 years of age or above, you are eligible to apply for a job as a water slide tester. To work as a water slide tester, you need to be courageous, enthusiastic, and observant. You need to possess excellent analytical abilities as only then you will be able to spot safety hazards like turns that are a little too dangerous. You also need to have a strong physique to handle the muscle stress during the water ride. To maintain your physique, you need to do regular exercise and manage your diet. Water slide testers are also required to know swimming. You also need to be approachable as it is likely that you will be approached by the hotel/water park staff several times.
What is the scope of this career option in India?
Today, more and more hotels and adventure parks that are built in our country have a water park section. However, before opening this section for public use, hotels and adventure parks are enlisting the services of water slide testers to ensure the slides on their premises are safe and fun to use. It is for this reason that the scope for this career is on the rise in our country. It is an ideal career option for college-going students as they have flexible hours to pursue their degree and do this on the side. Fun jobs that pay a decent amount aren’t easy to come by. So if you get an opportunity to be a water slide tester, grab it!
Can you make a living while working as a water slide tester?
The remuneration that you receive will depend on factors like the resort, hotel or water park you are working with, the duration for which you are willing to work, whether you will be working full-time or part-time, and the experience you have in this field. However, you are likely to make anywhere between INR 10,000 – INR 20,000 per project.
There are wild and incredibly fun jobs out there if you know where to look. Search the internet, read the want ads, and keep your eyes and ears open. If you are lucky, you might find your calling while doing the most unusual job in the world!
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