In a recent post shared by Forbes, these ten jobs were tagged as the America’s Most Dangerous Jobs of 2016. But, aside from being dangerous, what we probably do not realize is how difficult their jobs are. The jobs not many would choose, these workers do even if they only earn a little.
They always try their best to deliver us to our destinations safe and sound, but their lives are also in danger especially in the incidents of robbery. Sometimes, they do not eat on time just to earn few dollars to bring home to their family. Aside from being a driver, they are also sometimes an instant porter to their passenger. A taxi driver has an average median salary of $23, 510. With an incident rate of 7.1%, annually there are 68 fatalities.
Being the one more exposed to contagious diseases, their job is indeed very risky. Even the smell of the hospital or medicine is something hard to take. Add up the sleepless night and difficult patients they have to deal with, I probably would be the first to surrender. The average median salary of a nursing assistant is $25, 710. With an incident rate of 6.8 %, annually there are 13 fatalities.
Assigned with heavy works in a high-risk environment, a small mistake could end their lives. Can you imagine yourself carrying those heavy blocks? Even climbing those walls to fix the structure is scarier. A construction worker has an average median salary of $30, 890. With an incident rate of 8.6%, annually there are 208 fatalities.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Their lives are susceptible to many different harms the fact that EMTs go directly into hazardous situations to assist the injured. The average median salary of an EMT is $31, 980. With an incident rate of 2.3 %, annually there are 14 fatalities.
With 11 accidents every day in the United States involving semi-trucks, you will never say their job is easy. It requires skills to be able to drive those long heavy trucks. A truck driver has an average median salary of $40, 260. With an incident rate of 4.4%, annually there are 880 fatalities.
There are approximately 2 million prisoners in US institutions who are being taken charge by correctional officers. They may be called friends or enemy by the inmates who has connections in the outside. Their lives even at their home could still be at risk. The average median salary of a corrections officer is $40, 580. With an incident rate of 8.2 %, annually there are 2 fatalities.
The moment they step to go fight those fires, they face many different challenges. They may inhale those black smokes, get burned or hit by falling debris. Yet, they never think twice whether to do their job or not. They just choose to save lives. A firefight has an average median salary of $46, 870. With an incident rate of 12.1%, annually there are 97 fatalities.
Police are indeed trained to face dangerous situations. They chase thieves and exchanges fire with criminals. Sometimes, they have to work late at night and still up until the next morning. They are hated and targeted by lawless and ruthless citizens. While they secure our lives, their lives are at stake too. The average median salary of a police officer is $60, 270. With an incident rate of 10.6 %, annually there are 103 fatalities.
You probably didn’t realize up to now how difficult it is to be a farmer. It involves operating heavy equipment and some work with large, powerful livestock. Almost every day, they spend hours under the scorching sun. When pests inhabit their plants, all their hard work turns in nothing . A farmer has an average median salary of $64, 170. With an incident rate of 5.5%, annually there are 270 fatalities.
Veterinarians who work with livestock and other large animals are at risk for more serious injury. The average median salary of a veterinarian is $88, 490. With an incident rate of 9.4 %, annually there are 2 fatalities.
While you are complaining about your high-paying job in a fully air-conditioned room, there are those who put their lives into danger and faces different challenges for the sake of fulfilling their duties.
What are the challenges you encounter in your job? Share it in the comment box below.