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The Scariest Jobs

Kindergarten teacher and parent are on the list of top 10 scariest jobs; are kids that scary?

| BY Kent McDill

Fear can affect numerous aspects of a person’s life, including the occupation they have. surveyed more than 3,000 people and asked them which of a long list of jobs they considered to be the scariest. Careerbuilder then included the reasons the job might be considered scary.

The list included jobs that make sense for people who fear heights, or blood, or germs. But the fear of responsibility appears to be the No. 1 consideration when choosing the most frightful job.

No. 1 on the list was politician. CareerBuilder suggested that responsibility, accountability, and the lack of permanence in the job (fear of rejection) are factors that make the job of politician the scariest of all.

The rest of the top 10 include:

No. 2 – Microbiologist for Infectious Diseases – The survey was conducted in August, before the Ebola scare took over the world. Still, the fear of an infectious disease drives a great deal of behavior in the modern world.

No. 3 – Security Guard at a Rock Concert – There are many people in a tight, enclosed space and they are either very, very excited or chemically affected. Thus, the fear of a stampede of uncontrollable people.

No. 4 – Kindergarten Teacher – A combination of responsibility and the uncertainty of being able to control a number of young children can be scary.

No. 5 – Crime Scene Investigator – This job would include a lot of blood, if television depictions are true in any way.

No. 6 – Animal Trainer – The fact that you are working with large animals that may not want to be trained would make the job frightening.

No. 7 – Mortician – The fear of death, and the fact that many people are uncomfortable with the concept of death, make this a frightening occupation for a large portion of the population.

No. 8 – Radio or Cellular Tower Installer/Repairer – Fear of heights. Skyscraper window washers would probably equate.

No. 9 – Stand-Up Comedian – The fear of public speaking is a significant one; the job also includes a large percentage of rejection.

 No. 10 – Parent - If you have to wonder why this job is scary, you probably aren’t a parent. But the scary part begins the moment the child is born and perhaps never leaves you.

About the Author

Kent McDill

Kent McDill is a staff writer for Millionaire Corner. McDill spent 30 years as a sports writer, working for United Press International and the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights, Ill. From 1988-1999, he covered the Chicago Bulls for the Daily Herald, traveling with them every day through the nine-month season. He also covered the Bulls for UPI from 1985-88, and currently covers the team for He has written two books on the Bulls, including the new title “100 Things Bulls Fans Should Know And Do Before They Die’, published by Triumph Books. In August 2013, his new book “100 Things Bears Fans Should Know And Do Before They Die” gets published.

In 2008, he resigned from the Herald and became a freelance writer. The Herald hired him to write business features and speeches for the Daily Herald Business Conferences and Awards presentations.

McDill also writes a monthly parenting column for the Herald’s Suburban Parent magazine.

McDill is the father of four children, and an active fan of soccer, Jimmy  Buffett and all things Disney.