17 never seen female jobs we would like to see taken on by female lead roles in K-Dramas

There are many professions that are common to see in K-dramas, such as lawyers, doctors, police officers, etc. What the female lead in a drama lives on usually adds an interesting element to the story.

It’s always nice to see a drama with a fresh twist. So check these out 17 never seen female jobs that we would like to see occupied by a female lead in a K-Drama.

Note: This list is not a ranking and is not in any particular order. The pictures and videos used in the article are as well for reference only. Some of the mentioned jobs have also been touched on in certain dramas but have not been seen performed by a lead role yet.

1. Pansori singer

Pansori is a type of Korean folk music that involves storytelling through song. The sound is incredibly unique and the song is quite technical. As a traditional type of Korean music, it would be a good topic for K-Drama fans who are curious about several elements of Korean culture.

It would also be a great opportunity for an acting dol to show a different level of their vocal skill.

2. Korean traditional dancer

Korean traditional dance is fascinating and elegant. Not only would a K-Drama about a Korean traditional dancer (in Joseon-era or modern times) be interesting and fascinating to watch, but again, as mentioned for the pansori singer, it would be a great opportunity for an acting dol or even famous choreographer for showing fans a new side of himself.

There are many forms and types of Korean traditional dance that can add an interesting dynamic to the story. A modern cheese could also create new iconic pieces of music that fans can listen to.

3. Female master (naval captain)

    17 never seen female jobs we would like to see taken on by female lead roles in K-Dramas

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We have seen male Marines captain ships in K-Dramas, but not many women at the helm of the ship. Especially during any kind of warfare. It would be empowering to see a woman lead a crew to victory in a battle at sea.

4. Gayogeum player

While we have seen K-Dramas about piano players, band members who can play various instruments, and vocalists. It would be refreshing to see someone take on the Korean traditional citation instrument called gayogeum as a challenge to play as the female lead in K-Drama.

5. Emotional support animal trainer

    17 never seen female jobs we would like to see taken on by female lead roles in K-Dramas

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Emotional support animals are also called comfort animals. They help people with mental health issues by giving them comfort, responding to things that trigger them, and reassuring them in panic. To be a comfort animal, they need proper training and a license. We’ve seen dramas about vets, but it could be more engaging to focus on animals that need specialized training. An added bonus would be to see cute, soft animals on display.

6. Brewery / distillery owner

    17 never seen female jobs we would like to see taken on by female lead roles in K-Dramas

First Soyuz Instagram

This would be a fresh K-Drama concept, especially in the age of craftsmanship and gourmet alcohol. The drama does not have to be alcohol-focused, but could also let more K-Drama fans (in the drinking age) who are curious about different traditional Korean alcohols know more about them.

It could also be a good mix of a rural and urban drama as there could be scenes where they go and harvest ingredients and even times where they will be at board meetings and discuss marketing the product.

7. Construction work

    17 never seen female jobs we would like to see taken on by female lead roles in K-Dramas

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Korean films and dramas always portray construction workers as men. It would be a twist to see a female construction worker and perhaps even better if she was actually an architect who believes in having building experience as an essential part of the job.

It could also be an opportunity to add an element like superpower and maybe make the drama a fantasy genre like “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon“.

8. The Hanbok Designer

    17 never seen female jobs we would like to see taken on by female lead roles in K-Dramas

Park ShinHyes Instagram

There are a lot of amazing male boxers (Korean traditional clothes) shown in K-Dramas, but we have never seen the designers behind them. Designing a male book is said to be a very complicated and precise process. A story about a hanbok designer would not only allow for a lot of beautiful scenes, but also enlighten many international K-Drama fans about the intricacies behind the creation process.

9. A driver for a chaebol family

    17 never seen female jobs we would like to see taken on by female lead roles in K-Dramas

Screenshot of “The Witch’s Love”.

Drivers working for conglomerate families are always portrayed as men on screen. Everyone knows that these drivers are trusted (whether consciously or not) with a lot of internal information about these families. It would be interesting to see a woman play the role, especially if it developed into a line of love between her and a member of the family.

10. Pilot

Aviation is one of the professions that is still male dominated. Besides that, in K-Dramas, women in the aviation industry are often flight attendants. It would be interesting perhaps to see the roles swapped and have a female pilot as the lead role. She could potentially have a love line with a male stewardess, or he could even be the other lead role.

11. Acupuncturist

    17 never seen female jobs we would like to see taken on by female lead roles in K-Dramas

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We have seen dramas about male acupuncturists or women who have acupuncture knowledge before but who do not yet have a female lead in the role that performs the job full time. i “Deserves the name“the female lead was a surgeon who only started believing in traditional medicine. It would be interesting to have a drama with an acupuncture / traditional medicine enthusiast as the lead. It could be interesting if it was placed during the Joseon era or even in a modern context.

12. Ethical hacker

    17 never seen female jobs we would like to see taken on by female lead roles in K-Dramas

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While we have seen dramas where the main role is in technology and hacking (usually to get something out of it). We have not yet seen a female lead who is an ethical hacker. An ethical hacker is a person who performs security assessments through hacking. This drama would be fun if they stumbled upon something life-changing while making an assessment.

13. Snack tester or mukbang dispatcher

Korea is home to some of the most delicious snacks / foods and especially snacks with unique flavors such as banana flavor chips, cheesecake and a lot of other unexpected flavor combinations. It would be interesting to see a female lead who is not only a snack tester but who potentially also makes mukbang shows next door. It can show us a new page of these YouTubers and their subjects, while giving us a surrogate taste of Korean food.

14. A travel influencer

This would be a great opportunity for K-Drama fans to travel Korea deputy through a K-Drama character. Although we always get to see beautiful filming locations in dramas, a travel influencer would allow for a more touristy perspective and more detailed exploration.

The format of this K-Drama would be interesting because it could go back and forth between a vlog format and a regular movie style and create a bit of depth in the world we see.

15. Virtual Assistant

    17 never seen female jobs we would like to see taken on by female lead roles in K-Dramas

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We have seen many female secretaries in dramas, but have not yet seen a virtual assistant. The job is particularly relevant to the current global context, and it would be skewed to see a line of love starting virtually as a result of this client-assistant relationship.

16. An ice hockey player

    17 never seen female jobs we would like to see taken on by female lead roles in K-Dramas

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These days, K-dramas about sports are rising in popularity. One of the K-dramas that many would expect to see on this list would be an figure skater. Which would be great to see, but what if the female lead was instead a female ice hockey player? She could either lead a women’s ice hockey team, or it could be the classic story of a woman trying to prove her worth and go undercover on the men’s team. Either would be captivating to watch.

17. A product photographer

    17 never seen female jobs we would like to see taken on by female lead roles in K-Dramas

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We’ve seen female protagonists who are photographers, photographic assistants or in love with a male protagonist who is a photographer, but we have not yet seen one who is a product photographer. Product photography is extremely technical and in most cases interesting to see in action. Not only would the technical aspect be entertaining, but it would be sweet if she encountered a difficult client (enemies to lovers story) or had to enter a competition with a team of people she barely knows and form a bond with. one of them.

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Korean traditional dancer

Female master (naval captain)

Animal trainer for emotional support

A driver for a chaebol family

Snack tester or mukbang dispatcher



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