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Good Paying Jobs Nobody Wants
Whether a job is dangerous, disgusting or some combination of the two, it still needs to be done. None of these job not are glamorous, they will not bring you recognition, but they are steady work. If you are looking for a job or want something different and can handle adverse working conditions, you may consider applying for one of these.
Everyone is looking for a job, but there are no jobs to be had, or so it seems. In some areas this is true but in others there are still opportunities out there. Some people are looking for jobs in the fields they trained in, others have reached the point of trying to find work anywhere. Either way there is a lot of competition in the job market these days. If you are willing and able to do a job no one else can or won't, your options open up some. Every area is different, pay varies with your location and some jobs are not available in different cities. Here are a handful of good paying jobs nobody wants, don't know about or can't handle. Who knows mabey you will find a new career.
Crime Scene Cleanup
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS, classifies this as hazardous materials removal. This classification covers a range of occupations with a median pay of $37,590 a year or $18 an hour. The lowest paid in this field made $25,000 a year while the highest made over $66,000 a year.
Crime scene cleanup is not for everyone. The highly emotional, deeply empathic and the squeamish should avoid this field. Cleaning up bodily fluids and parts while dealing with a grieving family may be difficult to deal with. Discretion is often required, due to the personal nature of the job and ongoing investigations. For obvious reasons this is a job that most people don't want to do.
The BLS states embalmers make a median annual income of $42,000 a year at $20.00 an hour. The lowest income at $20,000 a year and the highest at $60,000.
While embalmers do not need to deal with a grieving family, they do need to be able to deal with the dead. Most people don't consider this as a career for this reason. Most embalmers work for funeral homes, though some do work in hospitals. In hospitals, those in this profession prepare bodies for medical students. Training is required in this field, but for the most part, degrees are not. Check laws in your area to find out the requirements for this field.
Commercial Truck Drivers
The BLS reports that commercial truck drivers make a median income of $38,000, about $18 an hour.
Acquiring a CDL license is required for this job, though many companies will pay for your training. If you go this route you will need to sign a contract to work for the company for a set amount of years after graduation. With experience and a good driving record pay will increase. Long haul drivers will spend days and even weeks away from home. The trade off is you can live in your truck full time. This job is not without risks, poor diet coupled with lack of exercise and constant driving leads to a lower life expectancy.
Communications Tower Maintenance and Installation
The BLS reports this job pays a median of $48,000 a year, with an average hourly wage of $23.67. The lowest pay is $26,000 a year and the highest is $73,000 a year.
Communication tower maintenance and installation is not a job for the feint of heart. Even those who do not usually have a fear of heights may find this job daunting. These towers can range in height from 30 to 1000 feet. There are no safety nets, workers put on a harness, attach it to the tower and climb. Once they are done they climb back down. As a person with a fear of heights, I can honestly say I would never consider taking this job.
Septic Tank/Sewer Pipe Servicer
The BLS reports that the mean annual wage is $36,000 a year, $17 an hour. The lowest is $21,000 a year and the highest is $56,000 a year.
To say that this is a disgusting job would be an understatement. This job requires a very strong stomach, and most likely the ability to bully yourself into staying put. It may not be as bad as it used to be, but when there is a clog or some other problem someone needs to climb in and fix it. Just the thought of doing this job has me feeling queasy. I know I could not handle this job unless gas masks and bio hazard suits were supplied.
Would you ever consider one of these jobs?
I'll be honest, I could only do two of these jobs, the others I am in no way suited for. The question though, is whether or not one of these career paths is right for you. If you find you can handle one or more of these and are interested, go for it. There is currently a demand for people in these fields, why not profit on what you can do and others can not. With an economy doing as bad as ours is, and jobs in high demand, you may insure your continued employment.
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