A Halloween spooktacular! | The top four scariest jobs in the world
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To get you in the Halloween mood, we share the top four scariest jobs in the world!
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As today is officially the spookiest day of the year and our thoughts turn to all things that go bump in the night, we get you in the mood for Halloween by revealing four of the world’s scariest jobs!
Read on, if you dare…
Fear of ghosts? The ghosthunter
History buffs and ghost lovers unite!
Typically, a ghost-hunting team will attempt to collect evidence and study the unusual and scary happenings to support the existence of paranormal activity.
Ghost hunters use a variety of electronic devices to detect the existence of ghosts whether it be electronic devices such as EMF meters, digital thermometers and video cameras or the more traditional techniques such as conducting interviews and researching.
Fear of spiders? The Arachnologist
Arachnology is the scientific study of spiders and related animals such as scorpions, pseudoscorpions, and harvestmen, collectively called arachnids. Arachnologists are primarily responsible for classifying arachnids and studying aspects of their biology, so if spiders make your skin crawl, this definitely isn’t the job for you.
Fear of blood? The Haematologist
If you’re squeamish around blood, then a career as a Haematologist will be the furthest down on your list of dream careers. A haematologist is a specialist in haematology, the science or study of blood, blood-forming organs and blood diseases. Haematologists work in various settings, including blood banks, pathology laboratories and private clinics.
You usually need a degree in medicine as well as extra training for this role, but it does pay well, with a UK average salary just under £60,000.
Fear of heights? The high-rise window cleaner
Far from the average window cleaning job with a ladder and a two-story building, high rise cleaners can be found hundreds of meters high, suspended on a narrow platform on the outside of tall buildings.
Heights, however, are not the only nemesis the window cleaner must overcome. With the window cleaning season stretching from May to November, the summer months bring plagues of bugs that thrive at the high altitude and irritate the cleaners whilst they work.