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The 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In America

Jobs are available in these industries, but death rates are higher


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Ten percent of Americans can't find a job, but that doesn't mean there aren't jobs out there. They're just not the kind of jobs most Americans want.

We've got a list of the 15 most dangerous jobs from the BLS.

If you're not afraid of getting trapped in a mine or climbing 1,700-foot broadcast towers without safety cords, then go get yourself a job.

15. Grounds maintenance workers

12 fatalities per 100,000

160 fatalities in 2007
Falls are a common cause of death.

$14/hr is the average wage.

Find a job now as a grounds maintenance worker.

14. Helpers, construction trades

13.7 fatalities per 100,000

18 fatalities in 2007

Falls are a common cause of death.

$15/hr is the average wage.

Find a job now as a helper in construction trades.

13. Firefighters

17.4 fatalities per 100,000

50 fatalities in 2007

Fires and explosions are common causes of death.

Wage information was not available.

Find a job now as a firefighter.

12. Construction laborers

19.5 fatalities per 100,000

345 fatalities in 2007

Falls are a common cause of death.

$16/hr is the average wage.

Find a job now as a construction laborer.

11. Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

21.3 fatalities per 100,000

50 fatalities in 2007

Assaults and violent acts are common causes of death.

$12/hr is the average wage.

Find a job now as a taxi drivers or as a chauffeur.

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10. Police and sheriff's patrol officers

21.8 fatalities per 100,000

146 fatalities in 2007

Transportation incidents are a common cause of death.

Wage information is not available.

Find a job now as a police or sheriff's patrol officer.

9. Refuse and recyclable material collectors

22.8 fatalities per 100,000

18 fatalities in 2007

Transportation incidents are a common cause of death.

$17/hr is the average wage.

Find a job now as a refuse and recyclable material collector.

8. Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

28.2 fatalities per 100,000

976 fatalities in 2007

Transportation incidents are a common cause of death.

$12/hr is the average wage.

Find a job now as a driver/sales worker or truck driver.

7. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

29.1 fatalities per 100,000

30 fatalities in 2007

Exposure to harmful substances or environments is a common cause of death.

$22/hr is the average wage.

Find a job now as an electrical power-line installer or repairer.

6. Roofers

29.4 fatalities per 100,000

79 fatalities in 2007

Falls are a common cause of death.

$16/hr is the average wage.

Find a job now as a roofer.
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5. Farmers and ranchers

39.5 fatalities per 100,000

293 fatalities in 2007

Transportation incidents are a common cause of death.

Wage information was not available.

Find a job now as a farmer or rancher.

4. Structural iron and steel workers

45.5 fatalities per 100,000

40 fatalities in 2007

Contact with objects and equipment is a common cause of death.

$19/hr is the average wage.

Find a job now as a structural iron or steel worker.

3. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

70.7 fatalities per 100,000

87 fatalities in 2007

Transportation incidents are a common cause of death.

Wage information was not available.

Find a job now as a aircraft pilot or flight engineer.

2. Logging workers

86.4 fatalities per 100,000

76 fatalities in 2007

Contact with objects and equipment is a common cause of death.

$13/hr is the average wage.

Find a job now as a logging worker.

1. Fishers and related fishing workers

111.8 fatalities per 100,000

38 fatalities in 2008

Transportation incidents are a common cause of death.

$13/hr is the average wage.

Find a job now as a fisher and related fishing workers.

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