Have you ever wondered what the most dangerous and deadliest jobs in the world are? Every job has its own risks. From working at high altitudes to facing serious health issues from various chemicals, it’s probably a smart idea to count what the job will cost you rather than only looking at the paycheck. Some jobs could cost you your life, and it might not be the best way to go out. So if you like to live life on the dangerous side all while earning your paycheck, take a look at these 25 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World!
Alligator Wrestlers & Lion Tamers
Alligator wrestlers, lion tamers, and basically anybody who deals with dangerous animals on a daily basis knows they’re walking pretty close to death’s jaws, especially when they stick their heads in the animals’ mouths.
Imagine mountains of broken computer parts that need to be sorted, some with chemicals oozing out and mixing into the rainwater. Recyclers have to deal with that every day, and in some parts of the world like Guiyu, China, working with e-waste is their entire life.
Utility Lineman & Power Workers
Working with electricity is bad enough, but working with electricity high above the ground is even worse. One wrong decision, and they’ll meet a grisly death by electric shock and crash landing. The linemen required to hang out of a helicopter to complete the job get bonus danger points.
Farmers & Ranchers
Spending long hours dealing with large animals, tractors, and other intensive conditions, farmers don’t just sit on their porches all day. Their work can actually be quite dangerous.
We probably didn’t have to tell you firefighters have dangerous jobs. From rushing into burning buildings to digging ditches in the middle of the Australian Outback, firefighters hop into the fray and save lives by putting their own in harms ways. If that weren’t crazy enough, of the 1 million firefighters in the United States, 70% of them are unpaid volunteers.