• 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

Exposed to Hazardous Equipment

Exposed to Whole Body Vibration

Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles

Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings

Web Developers

1

£25,394

1

0

1

1

Accountants

2

£29,177

2

0

0

2

Clinical Psychologists

3

£33,491

0

0

0

5

Insurance Sales Agents

4

£25,662

0

0

0

5

Social Workers

5

£29,525

0

0

0

7

Lawyers

6

£46,792

1

0

1

7

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

7

£18,430

6

0

0

7

Marketing Managers

8

£33,490

12

1

1

2

IT Managers

9

£39,924

4

0

4

8

Physical Therapists

10

£28,003

1

1

0

18

General Practitioners

11

£49,605

3

0

1

16

Pharmacists

12

£35,705

2

1

2

15

Secondary School Teachers

13

£29,005

3

0

3

15

Medical Scientists

14

£32,500

13

0

0

9

Optometrists

15

£36,830

4

0

0

19

Physicists

16

£35,043

14

0

6

11

Retail Salespersons

17

£21,885

9

0

11

18

Logistics Analysts

18

£29,708

15

9

5

14

Critical Care Nurses

19

£26,539

13

3

0

97

Architects

20

£33,752

14

5

19

7

Surgeons

21

£72,939

22

0

0

31

Biologists

22

£25,373

23

3

4

28

Anaesthesiologists

23

£90,010

31

0

0

96

Barbers

24

£18,434

1

2

0

58

Postal Service Mail Carriers

25

£23,500

21

0

0

101

Baristas

26

£16,332

3

3

11

59

Veterinarians

27

£33,429

11

0

0

70

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

28

£34,500

23

6

8

42

Dentists

29

£50,124

35

3

1

44

Dancers

30

£44,710

16

12

24

30

Mechanical Engineers

31

£31,189

47

8

19

25

Agricultural Technicians

32

£23,400

44

18

17

98

Pest Control Workers

33

£19,779

27

12

26

65

Police Patrol Officers

34

£30,146

69

2

11

52

Immigration and Customs Inspectors

35

£24,030

65

10

12

95

Commercial Pilots

36

£58,204

54

46

8

25

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

37

£24,016

64

15

22

100

Chefs and Head Cooks

38

£27,749

55

3

3

86

Forest and Conservation Workers

39

£24,400

48

19

14

99

Flight Attendants

40

£18,078

28

46

3

94

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

41

£25,806

68

15

19

53

Welders

42

£25,128

62

10

24

64

Power Plant Operators

43

£29,329

83

24

25

51

Car Mechanics

44

£22,981

81

25

3

81

Firefighters

45

£29,611

79

36

35

52

Builders

46

£26,103

78

43

44

46

Electricians

47

£28,898

77

33

63

63

Riggers

48

£33,100

96

70

62

93

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