10 Things


Not everybody has a safe desk job these days. There are still people out there that are required to make this country run. Without them working hard, working diligently behind the scenes doing all that awesome grunt work, this place would fall apart.

We need men and women in these roles. They’re good at what they do, and the world is a better place because of them.  Nobody ever aspires to be a desk jockey when growing up. Fantasy playtime often involves these career paths.

The Dangerous Book for Boys
The Dangerous Book for Boys

So what are the MOST DANGEROUS JOBS IN THE WORLD? Let’s take a quick look at those on the Top Ten list:

  1. Lumberjack.  (That’s okay)
  2. Deep Sea Fishermen
  3. Bush Pilot
  4. Miners
  5. Personal Transport Drivers (everything from rickshaws to taxis)
  6. Land mine removal
  7. Sanitation works
  8. Search and Rescue
  9. Metal Crafters
  10. Mechanics

Oh, and for honorable mention – here’s number 11 on that list: Slaughterhouse worker.

Okay, maybe kids don’t grow up pretending to be slaughterhouse workers. That would just be… wrong. On so many levels.