THE 32 most dangerous jobs in the UK have been revealed – and you may be surprised at how much they pay.
A survey conducted by Standout CV listed the most daring occupations Britons could perform based on an index of mortality, injuries and health risks.
Not surprisingly, the jobs that came out on top included positions in emergency preparedness.
Being a paramedic came out as the most dangerous job on the list – with a danger score of 19.31 out of 35.
Despite the fact that the death rate for key employees is very low, the role means that patients expose themselves to the risk of various diseases that can compromise their immune system, the study says.
Paramedics also score high for mental health risks.
All this comes despite having an average annual salary of 32,341, around £ 6,000 lower than the average UK salary recorded by ONS last year.
Being a firefighter came in second place with a job danger score of 16.57 out of 35.
Aside from the obvious risks of fire and collapsed buildings, they risk hearing problems due to loud noises, the study says.
They add: “Other studies report that the profession has a higher risk of asthma, and a piece of research showed that 60.2% of firefighters had mental health problems, with ‘traumatic or disturbing events’ being the second largest contributing factor. ”
The three most dangerous jobs in the UK are made up of oil industry workers, who scored 15.06 in the survey’s hazard score index.
According to the National Careers Service, these employees work an average of 54 hours a week, the highest average working week out of any job in this analysis, with an average average salary of £ 40,000.
But again, oil rig workers are at risk of one of the survey’s highest injury rates of 6.02%.
A UN study from 2021 showed that oil workers had an increased risk of various cancers with higher mental health risks due to severe stress and isolation working on remote platforms.
Meanwhile, when it comes to fatalities in the civilian sector, tank and LGV drivers are most at risk.
On average, 54 drivers die during their work activities each year, the study says.
But amid a national shortage, some truck drivers were offered up to £ 70,000 a year to take on delivery roles for major UK supermarkets last year.
It also reportedly comes with a high rating when it comes to job satisfaction.
A complete list of Britain’s best jobs was released earlier this year.
Full list of the 32 most dangerous jobs – 2022
Here is the full list of StandoutCV’s 32 most dangerous jobs for 2022 – and how much you get paid for them:
- Paramedics – £ 32,341
- Brandmand – £ 28,217
- Oil platform worker – £ 40,000
- Deckhand – £ 21,700
- Nurse – £ 28,593
- Prison Officer – £ 26,881
- Roofers – DKK 26,000
- Taxi driver – £ 22,000
- Farmer – £ 35,500
- Door staff – £ 22,000
- Police Officer – £ 30,147
- Garbage can worker – £ 21,000
- Mental Health Nurse – £ 35,746
- Industrial cleaner DKK 20,000
- Truck driver – £ 27,500
- Surgeon – £ 64,570
- Scaffolding – £ 29,500
- Electrician – £ 30,000
- Wood Surgeon – £ 29,000
- Demolition works – £ 23,500
- Quarry worker – £ 23,000
- Crane driver – £ 28,500
- Commercial Driver – £ 27,500
- Chemical plant process – £ 27,500
- Mechanic – £ 26,500
- Master of Science – £ 50,000
- Forklift driver – £ 23,500
- Great vet – £ 40,000
- Water treatment works – £ 24,500
- Welder – DKK 27,000
- Sewage flush NOK 45,000
- Painter – DKK 24,500