17 Jobs That Are Actually Too Damaging For Your Health!


Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database full of detailed information on occupations analyzed jobs by their impact on workers' health. O*NET measures six health risks in each of the 974 occupations in the database: exposure to contaminants; exposure to disease and infection; exposure to hazardous conditions; exposure to radiation; risk of minor burns, cuts, bites, and stings; and time spent sitting, since studies show that frequent inactivity shortens your lifespan. O*NET scores these factors on a scale from 0 to 100, with a higher score indicating an increased health risk.

Read on to find out which jobs have the most potential to damage your health.

1. Radiologist

Overall unhealthiness score: 52.8

2. Metal-refining furnace operators and tender

Overall unhealthiness score: 52.8

3. Elevator installers and repairer

Overall unhealthiness score: 52.8

4. Refrigeration mechanics and installer

Overall unhealthiness score: 53.3

5. Service unit operator (petrol, coal and mining)

Overall unhealthiness score: 53.7

6. Continuous mining-machine operators

Overall unhealthiness score: 54.0

7. Nuclear equipment operation technicians

Overall unhealthiness score: 55.2

8. Airline pilots, co-pilots and flight engineers

Overall unhealthiness score:  55.7

9. Oil and gas derrick operators

Overall unhealthiness score: 56.0

10. Veterinary technologists and technicians

Overall unhealthiness score: 56.5

11. Surgical technologists

Overall unhealthiness score: 57.3

12. Stationary engineers and boiler operators

Overall unhealthiness score: 57.7

13. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Overall unhealthiness score: 58.2

14. Immigration and customs inspector

Overall unhealthiness score: 59.3

15. Anesthesiologist assistant

Overall unhealthiness score: 61.3

16. Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers

Overall unhealthiness score: 62.3

17. Dental hygienists

Overall unhealthiness score: 62.3


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