• 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

Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting

Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable

Very Hot or Cold Temperatures

General Practitioners

1

£49,605

2

17

2

Optometrists

2

£36,830

9

14

1

Clinical Psychologists

3

£33,491

5

23

5

Surgeons

4

£72,939

20

14

0

IT Managers

5

£39,924

8

33

6

Web Developers

6

£25,394

5

44

2

Barbers

7

£18,434

12

38

1

Medical Scientists

8

£32,500

12

37

3

Social Workers

9

£29,525

7

35

13

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

10

£18,430

6

42

7

Insurance Sales Agents

11

£25,662

17

29

10

Marketing Managers

12

£33,490

9

35

13

Physical Therapists

13

£28,003

9

35

14

Accountants

14

£29,177

6

50

5

Pharmacists

15

£35,705

6

52

5

Physicists

16

£35,043

21

38

8

Lawyers

17

£46,792

22

39

7

Retail Salespersons

18

£21,885

20

28

24

Secondary School Teachers

19

£29,005

9

51

13

Logistics Analysts

20

£29,708

13

48

18

Architects

21

£33,752

20

39

24

Dentists

22

£50,124

20

71

6

Anaesthesiologists

23

£90,010

40

53

12

Biologists

24

£25,373

21

51

44

Mechanical Engineers

25

£31,189

21

62

33

Critical Care Nurses

26

£26,539

28

85

5

Veterinarians

27

£33,429

27

74

23

Dancers

28

£44,710

45

60

21

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

29

£34,500

35

47

48

Baristas

30

£16,332

32

59

44

Forest and Conservation Workers

31

£24,400

34

57

61

Agricultural Technicians

32

£23,400

50

58

58

Pest Control Workers

33

£19,779

55

48

66

Flight Attendants

34

£18,078

37

92

42

Postal Service Mail Carriers

35

£23,500

44

52

77

Welders

36

£25,128

49

68

58

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

37

£24,016

47

82

59

Car Mechanics

38

£22,981

39

91

64

Builders

39

£26,103

52

74

70

Chefs and Head Cooks

40

£27,749

45

76

79

Police Patrol Officers

41

£30,146

79

60

74

Commercial Pilots

42

£58,204

70

82

65

Immigration and Customs Inspectors

43

£24,030

68

83

67

Firefighters

44

£29,611

74

82

63

Electricians

45

£28,898

66

89

70

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

46

£25,806

75

82

75

Power Plant Operators

47

£29,329

71

97

84

Riggers

48

£33,100

81

99

92

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