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These Are the Top 10 Most Fatal Occupations

What are the riskiest jobs? Police officer? Firefighter? Soldier? Nope. The most dangerous jobs are not what you might think. According to, many of the jobs with the highest fatality rates are in the trades.

These are the Top 10 most dangerous occupations, based on the 2012 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in the U.S. They’re ranked by deaths per 100,000 workers.

Does risk come with reward? Not always. Many of the jobs in the top ten don’t even pay that well.

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