• Overall Health
  • Hazardous
  • Risk of Infection
  • Risk of Injury
  • Joints and Muscular Issues
  • Posture
  • Sensory Damage
  • Fitness
  • Sun Damage
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    Methodology

    Jobs shown have been selected for popularity and diversity from a master list of 968 jobs. For each health category, the metrics assigned to the category have been individually scored out of 100 for the master list, and a final index for that category out of 100 created from an average of these metrics.

    From there, the selected jobs have been ranked according to their position in that master list, and their score for that category reflects their scoring in the master list, rather than in comparison with the shorter selected list.

    The scores shown refer to a total score out of 100, where the lower the score, the safer the position is from that health risk.

    For Overall Health, the Safety Scores of all individual categories were combined into a single average and used to rank the jobs.

    Category A

    • Never

      0

    • Once a year or more but not every month

      25

    • Once a month or more but not every week

      50

    • Once a week or more but not every day

      100

    • Every day

      100

    • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
    • Exposed to Contaminants
    • Exposed to Disease or Infections
    • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions
    • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment
    • Exposed to High Places
    • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings
    • Exposed to Radiation
    • Exposed to Whole Body Vibration
    • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting
    • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment
    • In an Open Vehicle or Equipment
    • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled
    • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled
    • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather
    • Outdoors, Under Cover
    • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures
    • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets
    • Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection
    • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable

    Category B

    • Never

      0

    • Less than half the time

      25

    • About half the time

      50

    • More than half the time

      100

    • Continually or almost continually

      100

    • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body
    • Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles
    • Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance
    • Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling
    • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions
    • Spend Time Sitting
    • Spend Time Standing
    • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls
    • Spend Time Walking and Running

    Category C

    • I don't work near other people (beyond 100 ft.)

      0

    • I work with others but not closely (e.g. private office)

      25

    • Slightly close (e.g. shared office)

      50

    • Moderately close (at arm's length)

      100

    • Very close (near touching)

      100

    • Physical Proximity

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Overall Health

Most Safe (0)

Least Safe (100)

Most Safe (0)

Least Safe (100)

Job Title

Rank

Salary

Hazardous

Risk of Infection

Risk of Injury

Joints and Muscular Issues

Posture

Sensory Damage

Fitness

Sun Damage

Accountants

1

£29,177

2

16

1

31

18

18

77

1

Web Developers

2

£25,394

1

18

1

40

16

15

82

0

IT Managers

3

£39,924

6

17

4

38

20

13

80

3

Marketing Managers

4

£33,490

8

20

4

31

21

16

72

6

Lawyers

5

£46,792

5

19

2

39

22

20

75

4

Physicists

6

£35,043

15

22

7

27

18

20

69

3

Secondary School Teachers

7

£29,005

7

38

5

16

11

21

40

11

Retail Salespersons

8

£21,885

11

39

9

27

20

21

24

21

Architects

9

£33,752

10

23

11

37

25

25

70

19

Medical Scientists

10

£32,500

17

32

5

32

19

15

72

1

Insurance Sales Agents

11

£25,662

5

31

1

28

28

16

76

15

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

12

£18,430

5

47

3

40

19

16

18

9

Logistics Analysts

13

£29,708

13

24

10

33

27

23

75

19

Baristas

14

£16,332

9

37

18

36

23

41

22

4

Social Workers

15

£29,525

5

40

2

30

20

16

61

21

Mechanical Engineers

16

£31,189

26

28

23

34

30

35

56

18

Biologists

17

£25,373

17

25

13

32

35

35

64

41

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

18

£34,500

18

24

18

32

34

39

61

41

Clinical Psychologists

19

£33,491

2

52

1

27

19

9

81

4

Welders

20

£25,128

46

19

37

41

34

54

38

29

Pharmacists

21

£35,705

9

66

5

32

13

18

29

0

Postal Service Mail Carriers

22

£23,500

19

28

17

49

41

53

38

59

Chefs and Head Cooks

23

£27,749

36

43

33

36

22

61

18

12

Barbers

24

£18,434

9

69

14

40

17

15

28

0

Car Mechanics

25

£22,981

61

26

43

47

52

60

20

29

Dancers

26

£44,710

13

53

20

58

33

39

29

11

Agricultural Technicians

27

£23,400

36

30

29

35

39

51

51

54

Pest Control Workers

28

£19,779

43

31

31

47

48

52

25

45

Physical Therapists

29

£28,003

9

75

5

34

24

17

31

4

Optometrists

30

£36,830

4

74

5

38

20

6

59

0

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

31

£24,016

54

33

32

24

37

58

38

55

Forest and Conservation Workers

32

£24,400

32

37

33

33

38

46

49

55

General Practitioners

33

£49,605

9

86

5

17

12

5

53

1

Power Plant Operators

34

£29,329

63

24

43

35

38

78

41

55

Surgeons

35

£72,939

25

82

12

28

16

10

34

0

Electricians

36

£28,898

51

38

57

46

46

70

17

43

Builders

37

£26,103

47

36

50

49

49

60

15

66

Critical Care Nurses

38

£26,539

38

87

11

37

26

36

27

0

Anaesthesiologists

39

£90,010

52

83

14

28

23

32

52

0

Veterinarians

40

£33,429

39

81

18

29

30

38

32

23

Commercial Pilots

41

£58,204

40

47

31

42

52

67

67

58

Police Patrol Officers

42

£30,146

44

59

31

38

44

66

54

48

Riggers

43

£33,100

71

39

76

54

50

85

20

68

Flight Attendants

44

£18,078

50

78

34

60

52

53

19

4

Immigration and Customs Inspectors

45

£24,030

57

64

31

45

41

68

49

41

Dentists

46

£50,124

52

87

19

57

35

29

70

2

Firefighters

47

£29,611

56

74

48

40

51

68

39

62

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

48

£25,806

46

84

36

42

49

72

46

51

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