August 28, 2016

The Safest Jobs Of 2016 According To CareerCast.com

Safety should always be your number one priority. It’s important to stay safe so that you can enjoy life to the fullest. One area where safety is often taken for granted is at the workplace. It’s up to you to choose a job that is compatible with your personal level of risk tolerance. Are you more likely to choose a dangerous job or one of the safest jobs?

Yellow sign saying safety first against cloudy sky

People expect to be safe at work, but safety often depends on what type of job you have. Find one of the safest jobs and you’ll be set for a safe and potentially lucrative career. But what are the safest jobs of 2016?

CareerCast.com recently defined the safest jobs of 2016. Based on info from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Jobs Rated report, CareerCast based their list of the safest jobs of 2016 on criteria like:

  • Demand for travel
  • Physical activity and/or exertion
  • Workplace settings and conditions
  • Degree of confinement
  • Low workplace injury incident rates

If you’re a safety conscious individual who is keen to play it safe, here are the safest jobs of 2016:

  • Accountant/Auditor
    • Annual Median Salary: $67,190
    • Growth Outlook: 11%
  • Actuary
    • Annual Median Salary: $97,070
    • Growth Outlook: 18%
  • Computer Systems Analyst
    • Annual Median Salary: $85,800
    • Growth Outlook: 21%
  • Dietitian
    • Annual Median Salary: $57,910
    • Growth Outlook: 16%
  • Interpreter/Translator
    • Annual Median Salary: $44,190
    • Growth Outlook: 29%
  • Mathematician
    • Annual Median Salary: $111,100
    • Growth Outlook: 21%
  • Medical Records Technician
    • Annual Median Salary: $37,110
    • Growth Outlook: 15%
  • Paralegal Assistant
    • Annual Median Salary: $48,810
    • Growth Outlook: 8%
  • Statistician
    • Annual Median Salary: $80,110
    • Growth Outlook: 34%
  • Web Developer
    • Annual Median Salary: $64,790
    • Growth Outlook: 27%

What do you notice about the safest jobs? Most of them are expected to grow and they all pay a very decent salary. Add in the fact that these are some of the safest jobs in the United States and you might want to focus your jobs search on these jobs.

Of course, not everyone wants a “safe” job. If you’re a risk taker, adventure seeker, or adrenaline junkie, you might be better off finding one of the most dangerous jobs of 2016.

It’s important to assess your personal risk tolerance when you’re considering what job is ideal for you. Stop by the JobMonkey Industry Guides to learn more about these jobs and thousands of other jobs too. Best of luck in your job search!

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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