• 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

In an Open Vehicle or Equipment

Outdoors, Exposed to Weather

Surgeons

1

£72,939

0

0

Optometrists

2

£36,830

0

0

Barbers

3

£18,434

0

0

Anaesthesiologists

4

£90,010

0

0

Pharmacists

5

£35,705

0

1

Web Developers

6

£25,394

0

1

Critical Care Nurses

7

£26,539

0

1

General Practitioners

8

£49,605

0

2

Accountants

9

£29,177

1

1

Medical Scientists

10

£32,500

0

3

Dentists

11

£50,124

2

2

IT Managers

12

£39,924

2

4

Physicists

13

£35,043

0

7

Clinical Psychologists

14

£33,491

0

8

Flight Attendants

15

£18,078

3

5

Lawyers

16

£46,792

0

9

Physical Therapists

17

£28,003

0

9

Baristas

18

£16,332

3

6

Marketing Managers

19

£33,490

2

10

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

20

£18,430

0

20

Dancers

21

£44,710

5

18

Secondary School Teachers

22

£29,005

2

22

Chefs and Head Cooks

23

£27,749

2

25

Insurance Sales Agents

24

£25,662

0

34

Mechanical Engineers

25

£31,189

15

24

Logistics Analysts

26

£29,708

17

24

Architects

27

£33,752

2

41

Social Workers

28

£29,525

0

46

Retail Salespersons

29

£21,885

6

40

Veterinarians

30

£33,429

18

31

Welders

31

£25,128

27

33

Car Mechanics

32

£22,981

17

45

Immigration and Customs Inspectors

33

£24,030

14

75

Biologists

34

£25,373

34

53

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

35

£34,500

24

65

Electricians

36

£28,898

29

63

Pest Control Workers

37

£19,779

8

92

Police Patrol Officers

38

£30,146

13

91

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

39

£25,806

16

96

Agricultural Technicians

40

£23,400

45

69

Power Plant Operators

41

£29,329

40

77

Forest and Conservation Workers

42

£24,400

37

81

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

43

£24,016

43

75

Commercial Pilots

44

£58,204

39

84

Postal Service Mail Carriers

45

£23,500

29

98

Firefighters

46

£29,611

47

84

Builders

47

£26,103

53

87

Riggers

48

£33,100

46

100

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