These Are the 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in the U.S.

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You might be surprised to see which white-collar jobs claimed a spot on CareerCast's list of the most dangerous jobs in America.

When you think of dangerous jobs in America, what comes to mind? Firefighters? Police officers?

While those two jobs did earn a spot on CareerCast.com’s list of the 10 most dangerous jobs in America, you may be surprised to see that some white-collar positions — including nursing assistant and veterinarian — also made the list.

With an incident rate of more than 12 percent, nursing is the second-most physically hazardous industry in the U.S., says CareerCast. Those in the nursing field are often exposed to potentially contagious patients, which helps explain the job’s high illness incident rate.

As for vets, the risks associated with their job often go beyond the most obvious — bites or scratches from dogs and cats. Veterinarians who work with livestock and other big animals “risk serious injury,” says CareerCast.

CareerCast analyzed safety data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other organizations to compile the list.

According to CareerCast, these are the 10 most dangerous jobs in America:

  • Construction laborer
  • Correctional officer
  • Emergency medical technician
  • Farmer
  • Firefighter
  • Nursing assistant
  • Police officer
  • Taxi driver
  • Tractor-trailer and heavy truck driver
  • Veterinarian

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