• 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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Most Safe (0)

Least Safe (100)

Most Safe (0)

Least Safe (100)

Job Title

Rank

Salary

Exposed to Contaminants

Exposed to Hazardous Conditions

Exposed to Hazardous Equipment

Exposed to Radiation

Web Developers

1

£25,394

4

0

1

0

Accountants

2

£29,177

6

2

2

0

Clinical Psychologists

3

£33,491

7

3

0

0

Optometrists

4

£36,830

12

2

4

1

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

5

£18,430

13

1

6

0

Lawyers

6

£46,792

21

0

1

0

Social Workers

7

£29,525

21

2

0

0

Insurance Sales Agents

8

£25,662

18

2

0

3

IT Managers

9

£39,924

12

9

4

1

Secondary School Teachers

10

£29,005

21

7

3

0

Marketing Managers

11

£33,490

14

2

12

8

Physical Therapists

12

£28,003

32

2

1

4

General Practitioners

13

£49,605

27

7

3

2

Baristas

14

£16,332

31

3

3

3

Pharmacists

15

£35,705

24

13

2

2

Barbers

16

£18,434

41

0

1

0

Architects

17

£33,752

20

11

14

0

Retail Salespersons

18

£21,885

32

6

9

0

Dancers

19

£44,710

25

7

16

8

Logistics Analysts

20

£29,708

23

13

15

5

Physicists

21

£35,043

18

19

14

15

Biologists

22

£25,373

32

20

23

1

Medical Scientists

23

£32,500

28

26

13

10

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

24

£34,500

33

21

23

4

Postal Service Mail Carriers

25

£23,500

55

8

21

1

Surgeons

26

£72,939

27

21

22

41

Mechanical Engineers

27

£31,189

36

29

47

2

Forest and Conservation Workers

28

£24,400

49

43

48

4

Chefs and Head Cooks

29

£27,749

56

45

55

3

Agricultural Technicians

30

£23,400

67

44

44

6

Critical Care Nurses

31

£26,539

65

31

13

61

Veterinarians

32

£33,429

70

33

11

60

Commercial Pilots

33

£58,204

67

39

54

19

Pest Control Workers

34

£19,779

89

62

27

12

Police Patrol Officers

35

£30,146

67

47

69

10

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

36

£25,806

73

49

68

12

Welders

37

£25,128

80

52

62

9

Builders

38

£26,103

78

50

78

4

Flight Attendants

39

£18,078

88

44

28

63

Electricians

40

£28,898

64

81

77

6

Anaesthesiologists

41

£90,010

81

45

31

72

Dentists

42

£50,124

72

39

35

85

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

43

£24,016

88

86

64

1

Firefighters

44

£29,611

82

69

79

18

Immigration and Customs Inspectors

45

£24,030

78

49

65

62

Car Mechanics

46

£22,981

99

89

81

0

Power Plant Operators

47

£29,329

88

95

83

11

Riggers

48

£33,100

100

91

96

29

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