If you want to know the record holder for the deadliest jobs in the world, then you're in the right place. The deadliest job in the U.S is a fisherman, fishermen are out at sea, often in extremely poor conditions and far away from help. Working with heavy machinery and lines that could potentially pull a crew member under the water, the fatality rate is a staggering 141.7 deaths per 100,000. That's about one in 750 each year. The second most dangerous occupation is being a pilot, including helicopter and small plane pilots, who may have aircraft with less than optimal safety measures and may often fly in poor conditions. The fatality rate is 87.8 deaths for every 100,000 jobs.
Loggers have an extremely deadly job, enough so that the History Channel has made a series, Ax Men, following daily dangers faced by members of the logging industry. Often working at heights, using dangerous machinery and with the ever-present danger of falling trees, logging workers rank third with an 82.1 fatality rate. Also note that the daily commute is normally considered the most dangerous part of the work day. Thus, jobs that require you to be on the road would understandably have a high death rate. With 940 deaths in 2006, Drivers had a fatality rate of 27.1 deaths per 100,000. Finally the higher up you work, the more fatal your fall will be. Roofers have a high incidence of slips and falls. With 82 fatalities in 2006. Add to that list farmers, who often operates heavy machinery and has a high incidence of workplace injury, at 37.1 deaths per 100,000 on the job.
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The IT industry is also high on the list of the most sought after jobs. Network Systems Analyst, Data Communications Analyst and Computer Software Engineer are rank higher and should be considered if you want to start a new career. Finally the cyber security industry has made great strides recently with the war on cyber terrorism. Information Technology Specialist is a very much needed position within the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).