August 22, 2016

The Most Dangerous Jobs Of 2016 According to

What’s the most dangerous thing you do every day at work? Is your biggest hazard riding the elevator? Or are you most at risk of getting a paper cut? The next time you think your job is risky, it might be wise to think again. Many people risk their life and limb while their on the job.

Red sign with the word danger

People put themselves at risk everyday. The world is filled with dangerous jobs. In fact, some of the most vital careers to upholding and maintaining the very fabric of our safety and society are also among the most dangerous.

Is A Dangerous Job Right For You? recently published their annual list of the Most Dangerous Jobs Of 2016. They compiled the list by “cross-referencing the 200 jobs tracked in the 2016 Jobs Rated report with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Center for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and various trade organization data.” The results for the most dangerous jobs come a wide variety of industries – healthcare, transportation, civil service, agriculture, and construction. Without peeking ahead, can you guess what jobs made the list?

Let’s take a closer look at the most dangerous jobs of 2016:

All of these jobs are an essential part of our world, but are the risks worth the reward? That’s for you to decide.

One thing we’d like to note about this list is that many of the jobs we expected to make the list did not. This may be due to the sample of jobs from the Jobs Rated report that used. It’s important to note that there are other dangerous jobs out there too. Can you think of a few? Logger, fisherman, demolition expert, and roofer immediately come to mind. But maybe these could be considered the deadliest jobs?

Every job comes with its own risks associated with it. The biggest risk may be hot coffee or it may be death. Assess how much risk you want to take on in life and then choose the best career for you. Learn more about dangerous jobs on

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About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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