The 7 Scariest Jobs in the World

Think your job is bad? Read below for a reality check. These professionals encounter near-death situations, dead bodies, and deadly diseases all in a day’s work.

  1. Forensic Entomologist: These professionals examine cadavers (and the maggots that live inside them) to help investigate the cause of death. If you’re scared of bodies, blood, or bugs this job is not for you.
  2. Miner: If you’ve paid attention to the news lately, you’ll know that mining is a dangerous profession because of the possibility of collapse or gas leak. If you’re terrified of small spaces, darkness, and germs, then this might be the scariest job for you.
  3. Miner: If you’ve paid attention to the news lately, you’ll know that mining is a dangerous profession because of the possibility of collapse or gas leak. If you’re terrified of small spaces, darkness, and germs, then this might be the scariest job for you.
  4. Field Epidemiologist: Field Epidemiologists are responsible for investigating the outbreak of epidemics like swine flu and SARS. They come into contact with blood, highly contagious diseases, dead bodies, and blood.
  5. CTS Decon Technician: After the police investigate a crime scene, these people are responsible for cleaning it up and making sure that the area meets public health and safety standards. These technicians encounter dead bodies, bodily fluids, and hazardous materials on a daily basis.
  6. Pharmaceutical Trial Subject: These people agree to try out new drugs that have not yet been approved for the market. They have to undergo a number of blood tests and are vulnerable to dangerous side effects and bodily harm.
  7. Bush Pilot: Bush pilots fly tiny planes through rural parts of the Arctic Circle and Africa. They often face harsh conditions like snow and sand storms, and one in eight Alaskan bush pilots is estimated to die on the job.

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