What are the 10 most harmful jobs?


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Do you work in any of these?

But which careers are the worst?

Here we try to guess which mainstream jobs are most likely to do significant harm. As almost no one we know is considering careers of this kind we have limited our investment in this research; it’s an initial exploration of the topic, based on general knowledge and a review of the key figures.

Here are the criteria:

  • The job has to be legal. Needless to say, organised crime is a harmful career!

  • More than one in a million people has to work in the job in the OECD, so it can’t be incredibly obscure or specific.

  • It can’t be harmful only if you’re particularly incompetent (for example, being a bad teacher), deliberately trying to do a bad job, or violating the profession’s code of ethics.

The complete article

Robert Wiblin — 80,000 Hours

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