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

    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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Least Safe (100)

Most Safe (0)

Least Safe (100)

Job Title

Rank

Salary

Spend Time Sitting

Spend Time Standing

Spend Time Walking and Running

Builders

1

£26,103

15

88

72

Electricians

2

£28,898

14

92

60

Chefs and Head Cooks

3

£27,749

15

95

57

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

4

£18,430

15

88

62

Flight Attendants

5

£18,078

33

84

81

Car Mechanics

6

£22,981

14

91

54

Riggers

7

£33,100

23

87

66

Baristas

8

£16,332

13

96

42

Retail Salespersons

9

£21,885

29

77

69

Pest Control Workers

10

£19,779

33

71

74

Critical Care Nurses

11

£26,539

34

73

69

Barbers

12

£18,434

22

91

36

Dancers

13

£44,710

33

83

51

Pharmacists

14

£35,705

27

80

48

Physical Therapists

15

£28,003

29

74

50

Veterinarians

16

£33,429

27

75

45

Surgeons

17

£72,939

28

81

33

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

18

£24,016

34

59

48

Postal Service Mail Carriers

19

£23,500

43

62

53

Welders

20

£25,128

35

67

40

Firefighters

21

£29,611

39

61

47

Secondary School Teachers

22

£29,005

35

68

35

Power Plant Operators

23

£29,329

45

59

50

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

24

£25,806

48

48

49

Forest and Conservation Workers

25

£24,400

51

43

48

Immigration and Customs Inspectors

26

£24,030

56

56

38

Agricultural Technicians

27

£23,400

47

46

34

Anaesthesiologists

28

£90,010

54

55

29

General Practitioners

29

£49,605

53

48

32

Police Patrol Officers

30

£30,146

66

47

42

Mechanical Engineers

31

£31,189

61

44

35

Optometrists

32

£36,830

66

42

30

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

33

£34,500

65

35

31

Social Workers

34

£29,525

63

36

28

Biologists

35

£25,373

69

34

27

Commercial Pilots

36

£58,204

77

33

25

Physicists

37

£35,043

74

31

20

Architects

38

£33,752

84

30

26

Dentists

39

£50,124

82

33

20

Marketing Managers

40

£33,490

84

27

24

Medical Scientists

41

£32,500

77

23

21

Logistics Analysts

42

£29,708

85

22

20

Lawyers

43

£46,792

89

23

22

Insurance Sales Agents

44

£25,662

90

23

19

Accountants

45

£29,177

88

22

18

IT Managers

46

£39,924

90

14

16

Clinical Psychologists

47

£33,491

91

16

12

Web Developers

48

£25,394

95

17

12

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