Have you ever thought about how dangerous many of the jobs are that people perform every day?  When a thunderstorm hits and the electricity goes out, there are qualified repair persons out there restoring the power, no matter how bad the weather is.  There are fishermen that furnish the delicacies such as crabs and other seafood that you enjoy.  Pilots who get you to your destination seem to have glamorous jobs, but they are on the dangerous jobs list.  Miners come to mind; it seems we don’t appreciate their hard work until we hear of a disaster, and then we realize how it takes special skills to perform their job.  Oil field workers also have jobs that are very demanding; there are many dangers in the oil fields, and workers are taught to respect those risks.

In looking for the ten most dangerous jobs, one finds many lists that are similar, but not the same.  So I am going to list more than ten jobs, including the ones above.  It is my plan to go into more detail later on these risky endeavors.

  • Fishermen
  • Military
  • Logging, timber workers
  • Pilots, flight engineers
  • Structural steel and iron workers
  • Refuse recyclable material collectors
  • Farmers and ranchers
  • Electrical power installers and repairers
  • Truck drivers
  • Construction workers, roofers
  • Miners
  • Oil field workers
  • Law enforcement
  • Firefighters
  • Bodyguards
  • Bomb Squads
  • Coast Guard search and rescue teams
  • Armored car guards
  • Emergency Medical Services

There are many other jobs that I have overlooked; however, your input is needed.  If you know of something I have missed, please let me know.  As time allows, I will write about the risks involved in the occupations mentioned.  It is a very interesting subject, and hopefully, it will be a way of showing the people who perform these jobs how much they are appreciated.