Glad to see my occupation not on this list. Actually, Blogging might be in the top 10 for safest jobs in America. Not that I’m bragging, but I’m glad to know that one of the only ways I can die at work is if a giant meteor slams into my office.
After the proliferation of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, dangers jobs started to take the forefront in our numerous mind-numbing reality shows. The danger is real at these jobs though. Work one of these jobs for a entire year you’re almost guaranteed to encounter at least a few minor injuries. A lot of people work these jobs because they can’t work anywhere else. Some are just part of a lineage following in their parent’s footsteps. Some are thrill-seekers and some are even running away from their past.
From all the risk associated with these occupations, it’s weird to see the stark contrast between the yearly salary of pilots compared to every other job. I also didn’t think being a pilot was that deadly of a job. Besides 2014, where it seemed like air-travel travesties were at an all-time high I didn’t know about the sheer number of plane crashes.
Would you do any of these jobs?