What's the scariest job in America?
CareerBuilder recently conducted a nationwide poll of over three-thousand full-time workers to find the top ten scariest jobs in America -- and the results might surprise you.
At the top of the list is a job people fight to get every couple years. CareerBuilder says the most feared job is being a politician.
The survey says people fear the responsibility, rejection, and the accountability for a large number of people. According to CareerBuilder, though, the average salary for a Congress person is 174-thousand dollars. So it can't be all bad.
The Ebola scare also had the nation on edge. So naturally the second most feared job is microbiologist. Workers said their fear comes from a worry that they would accidentally leave their hazmat suit at home.
Next is a security guard at a teen pop idol concert, because a crazed fan can do some damage.
Despite being one of the scariest jobs, Kindergarten teachers currently make up 158-thousand members of the workforce. The fear comes from combining the responsibility of a politician and the germs of a microbiologist. So... double scary.
Crime scene investigators, animal trainers, and morticians make-up part of the top ten -- but keep in mind, morticians make nearly 23 dollars and hour.
According to Live Science, five percent of the population suffers acrophobia, or the fear of heights. So it makes sense that radio or cell tower repair jobs are among the most feared jobs in the country.
From the high-wire to center stage, over 37-thousand stand-up comedians brave the awkward silence and rejection that goes with a career in comedy. And according to a Gallup poll, 40 percent of Americans fear public speaking which affects how we think of those comedian, teacher, and politician positions.
Finally, one of the top ten scariest jobs in the country is one people do everyday, all day. It's being a parent. With the lowest pay and the longest hours, parents face many of the struggles of the other nine scariest jobs. Parents have the responsibility of a teacher, bravery of a pop security guard, and patience of an animal trainer.
So if you have one of these scary jobs, thank you. Because it's a tough job and someone's gotta do it.
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