Healthcare Jobs Ranked as Unhealthy

Healthcare Jobs Ranked as Unhealthy

Some jobs are more dangerous than others, such as those that involve heights or exposure to chemicals or radiation. And then, there are jobs that are generally unhealthy, such as those that involve handling contaminates or endless hours of sitting. Business Insider recently published the article, “The 27 jobs that are most damaging to your health,” which ranked different jobs and the risks they pose to health. Data was taken from the Occupational Information Network, a U.S. Department of Labor database, which scored 974 jobs using six health risk measures.
Among the top 27 jobs that were the unhealthiest were:

  • Radiologists
  • Nuclear medicine technologists
  • Critical care nurses
  • Emergency medical technicians and paramedics
  • Medical equipment preparers
  • Surgical and medical assistants, technologists, and technicians
  • Podiatrists
  • Anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, and anesthesiologist assistants
  • Dentists, dental surgeons, and dental assistants

Medical coders and other occupations in the business of healthcare didn’t make the list.

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Michelle A. Dick, BS, is a freelance content specialist, providing writing, editorial expertise, and graphic imagery to clients. Prior to becoming a free agent, she was an executive editor for AAPC, editor-in-chief at Eli Research, and editor at Element K Journals. After earning a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo State, Dick entered the publishing industry as a graphic artist, ad coordinator, and web designer for White Directory Publishers, Inc.

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