The 15 Jobs That Are Most Damaging to Your Health

Some jobs have more health risks than others. Is yours?

Check out this list of the top 15 jobs that are the most damaging to your health in order!:

  1. Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians: the reason why these jobs are the most damaging to your health is because these workers are constantly exposed to hazardous conditions. These technicians prepare histologic slides from tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by pathologists. They are also exposed to different contaminants, diseases and infections. Their overall unhealthiness score is 63.8
  2. Dentist and Dental Hygienists/Assistants and Dental Lab Technicians: this one is a little surprising! These people examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. They are constantly exposed to disease, infections and contaminants. They also spend a lot of time sitting. Their overall unhealthiness score is 62.9
  3. Flight Attendants: these individuals are exposed to contaminants, disease and infection, minor burns, cuts, bites and or stings. Their overall unhealthiness score is 62.3
  4. Anesthesiologists, Nurse Anesthetists, and Anesthesiologist Assistants: these individuals administer anesthetic or sedation during medical procedures, using local, intravenous, spinal, or caudal methods or administer anesthetic, adjuvant, or accessory drugs under the direction of an anesthesiologist. Their top three health risks include exposure to disease and infections, exposure to contaminants and exposure to radiation. Their overall unhealthiness score is 61.8
  5. Veterinarians and Veterinary Assistants/Technologists: these individuals are exposed to disease, infection, minor burns, cuts, bites or stings and contaminants. Their overall unhealthiness score is 60.3
  6. Podiatrists: this job entails diagnosing and treating diseases and deformities of the human foot. They are exposed to disease, infections and radiation. They also sit for long periods of time. Their overall unhealthiness score is 60.2
  7. Immigration and Customs Inspectors: these individuals investigate and inspect people, common carriers, goods, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the U.S. or between states to detect violations of immigration and customs laws and regulations. They are exposed to contaminants, disease, infections and radiation. Their overall unhealthiness score is 59.3
  8. Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators: these people operate or control an entire process or system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or wastewater. Their top three health risks include: exposure to contaminants, exposure to hazardous conditions, and exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites or stings. Their overall unhealthiness score is 58.2
  9. Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators: : this job entails operating or maintaining stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or industrial processes. Their top three health risks include: exposure to contaminants, exposure to hazardous conditions, and exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites or stings. Their overall unhealthiness score is 57.7

10. Surgical Technologists: they assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. Their top three health risks include: exposure to disease and infections, exposure to contaminants and exposure to hazardous conditions. Their overall unhealthiness score is 57.3

11. Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas: these individuals rig derrick equipment and operate pumps to circulate mud through a drill hole. They are exposed to contaminants, minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings and hazardous conditions. Their overall unhealthiness score is 56.0

12. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers: these individuals pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Their top three health risks include: time spent sitting, exposure to radiation and exposure to contaminants. Their overall unhealthiness score is 55.7

13. Medical, Clinical, and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians: they perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. They are exposed to disease and infections, hazardous conditions and contaminants. Their overall unhealthiness score is 55.3

14. Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians: these individuals operate equipment used for the release, control, or utilization of nuclear energy to assist scientists in laboratory or production activities. They are exposed to radiation, hazardous conditions and contaminants. Their overall unhealthiness score is 55.2

15. Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors: this job entails collecting and dumping refuse and recyclable materials into trucks. Their top three health risks include: exposure to contaminants, time spent sitting, and exposure to disease and infections. Their overall unhealthiness score is 55.0

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Source: Yahoo.com

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