• 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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Most Safe (0)

Least Safe (100)

Most Safe (0)

Least Safe (100)

Job Title

Rank

Salary

Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment

In an Open Vehicle or Equipment

Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body

Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling

Spend Time Sitting

Secondary School Teachers

1

£29,005

6

11

2

13

7

35

General Practitioners

2

£49,605

8

3

0

15

2

53

Pharmacists

3

£35,705

12

5

0

25

16

27

Surgeons

4

£72,939

25

13

0

30

7

28

Web Developers

5

£25,394

4

1

0

4

4

95

Barbers

6

£18,434

14

9

0

51

13

22

Physicists

7

£35,043

18

7

0

7

8

74

Accountants

8

£29,177

3

19

1

5

1

88

Clinical Psychologists

9

£33,491

5

12

0

7

7

91

Medical Scientists

10

£32,500

17

10

0

12

8

77

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

11

£18,430

10

0

0

60

35

15

IT Managers

12

£39,924

14

7

2

7

8

90

Social Workers

13

£29,525

10

46

0

7

5

63

Retail Salespersons

14

£21,885

11

34

6

28

20

29

Optometrists

15

£36,830

20

0

0

31

11

66

Marketing Managers

16

£33,490

5

32

2

6

7

84

Chefs and Head Cooks

17

£27,749

41

16

2

46

15

15

Lawyers

18

£46,792

8

28

0

17

1

89

Baristas

19

£16,332

42

19

3

34

32

13

Anaesthesiologists

20

£90,010

48

3

0

27

14

54

Physical Therapists

21

£28,003

35

11

0

46

30

29

Architects

22

£33,752

11

39

2

12

12

84

Critical Care Nurses

23

£26,539

41

0

0

61

25

34

Logistics Analysts

24

£29,708

15

32

17

16

9

85

Insurance Sales Agents

25

£25,662

19

63

0

6

5

90

Mechanical Engineers

26

£31,189

22

34

15

32

24

61

Veterinarians

27

£33,429

47

26

18

40

29

27

Dancers

28

£44,710

29

8

5

89

41

33

Welders

29

£25,128

39

29

27

57

25

35

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

30

£34,500

20

69

24

24

17

65

Biologists

31

£25,373

21

63

34

16

20

69

Dentists

32

£50,124

59

2

2

66

8

82

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

33

£24,016

45

60

43

28

21

34

Forest and Conservation Workers

34

£24,400

18

87

37

32

17

51

Power Plant Operators

35

£29,329

46

41

40

42

26

45

Agricultural Technicians

36

£23,400

32

61

45

38

20

47

Immigration and Customs Inspectors

37

£24,030

54

60

14

40

34

56

Postal Service Mail Carriers

38

£23,500

20

94

29

59

18

43

Police Patrol Officers

39

£30,146

43

100

13

34

28

66

Electricians

40

£28,898

67

53

29

70

50

14

Pest Control Workers

41

£19,779

63

99

8

55

47

33

Builders

42

£26,103

58

57

53

65

56

15

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

43

£25,806

60

89

16

56

42

48

Riggers

44

£33,100

70

42

46

79

48

23

Firefighters

45

£29,611

63

79

47

51

41

39

Flight Attendants

46

£18,078

82

65

3

77

64

33

Commercial Pilots

47

£58,204

70

86

39

36

21

77

Car Mechanics

48

£22,981

80

95

17

69

52

14

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