The economic outlook is still very shaky, especially since hurricane Irene has just hit. Therefore, people are still looking for ways to still be able to secure a financial future. The only problem is, some jobs are very dangerous, and for some people these professions-however noble they sound-may not be right for everyone.
On the other hand, there is the aspect of aspiring to be a hero or heroine while living to tell about it that attracts people to more risky professions. What you see below is a list of top 10 most dangerous jobs according to the number of deaths per hundred thousand (100,000), as reported on MSN Careers (article by Kaitlin Madden).
Top Ten Jobs with the Most Deaths per 100,000 are shown below:
1. Fishers and related fishing workers: 116
2. Logging workers: 91.9
3. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers: 70.6
4. Farmers and ranchers: 41.4
5. Mining machine operators: 38.7
6. Roofers: 32.4
7. Refuse and recyclable materials collectors: 29.8
8. Driver/sales workers and truck drivers: 21.8
9. Industrial machinery installation, repair and maintenance workers: 20.3
10. Police and sheriff's officers: 18.0
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