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!
Most would assume correctly that falling from high elevations and getting bad sunburns are normal hazards of this job. However, you might not know they also are in danger of electrocution, scorching hot tiles, and chemical hazards from volatile tars. Add heat stroke to the mix, and you’ve got one nasty job. To make it even worse, the median wage is only $35,920.
Police officers have to answer potentially deadly calls and address highly stressful situations on a daily basis. Unfortunately, they are not the most popular public servants in many parts of the world. Yes, corruption is real, but many police officers really do put their lives on the line for others.
Since the beginning of the Russian and American space programs, about 430 astronauts have gone to space. With 34 deaths, that is a 7.5% mortality rate, a rate significantly higher than many other professions on this list. Also, the Apollo Space Program astronauts suffered cardiovascular health problems due to overexposure to radiation.
Bodyguards & Armored Car Drivers
When your literal job description is to take a bullet for someone else, you definitely have a dangerous job. Of course, depending on what part of the world we are talking about and who or what is actually being guarded, the levels of risk can vary. Sadly, in some cases, guards have been killed while only three weeks on the job.
Often times heavily exploited, the rate of injury is over three times that of other manufacturing and processing jobs. These injuries are often the result of the demand for speed at the assembly line, where workers are many times required to slaughter up to 50 cattle per hour.