• 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

Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body

Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling

Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions

Spend Time Sitting

Secondary School Teachers

1

£29,005

13

7

20

35

General Practitioners

2

£49,605

15

2

10

53

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

3

£24,016

28

21

26

34

Clinical Psychologists

4

£33,491

7

7

19

91

Physicists

5

£35,043

7

8

34

74

Retail Salespersons

6

£21,885

28

20

44

29

Surgeons

7

£72,939

30

7

57

28

Anaesthesiologists

8

£90,010

27

14

32

54

Insurance Sales Agents

9

£25,662

6

5

29

90

Veterinarians

10

£33,429

40

29

31

27

Social Workers

11

£29,525

7

5

59

63

Marketing Managers

12

£33,490

6

7

43

84

Accountants

13

£29,177

5

1

47

88

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

14

£34,500

24

17

35

65

Medical Scientists

15

£32,500

12

8

45

77

Pharmacists

16

£35,705

25

16

71

27

Biologists

17

£25,373

16

20

37

69

Forest and Conservation Workers

18

£24,400

32

17

46

51

Logistics Analysts

19

£29,708

16

9

40

85

Physical Therapists

20

£28,003

46

30

43

29

Mechanical Engineers

21

£31,189

32

24

35

61

Agricultural Technicians

22

£23,400

38

20

47

47

Power Plant Operators

23

£29,329

42

26

39

45

Chefs and Head Cooks

24

£27,749

46

15

79

15

Baristas

25

£16,332

34

32

78

13

Critical Care Nurses

26

£26,539

61

25

39

34

Architects

27

£33,752

12

12

58

84

Optometrists

28

£36,830

31

11

58

66

Police Patrol Officers

29

£30,146

34

28

38

66

IT Managers

30

£39,924

7

8

65

90

Lawyers

31

£46,792

17

1

65

89

Barbers

32

£18,434

51

13

85

22

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

33

£18,430

60

35

62

15

Firefighters

34

£29,611

51

41

43

39

Web Developers

35

£25,394

4

4

76

95

Welders

36

£25,128

57

25

61

35

Commercial Pilots

37

£58,204

36

21

49

77

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

38

£25,806

56

42

38

48

Immigration and Customs Inspectors

39

£24,030

40

34

64

56

Electricians

40

£28,898

70

50

64

14

Car Mechanics

41

£22,981

69

52

64

14

Pest Control Workers

42

£19,779

55

47

68

33

Postal Service Mail Carriers

43

£23,500

59

18

91

43

Builders

44

£26,103

65

56

74

15

Riggers

45

£33,100

79

48

82

23

Dentists

46

£50,124

66

8

90

82

Dancers

47

£44,710

89

41

85

33

Flight Attendants

48

£18,078

77

64

80

33

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