There are many dangerous seasonal jobs out there, and there are always a good number of people willing to risk life and limb to be involved in these professions. For some people, it is the pay and for others, the reward is the thrill and the adrenaline rush that they feel when performing such a dangerous job. Two of the most extreme and hazardous professions out there would have to be fishing and logging.
Deep Sea Fishing Jobs
Deep sea fishing and in particular Alaskan crab harvesting is extremely dangerous. The environment that the workers are in is quite harsh. Storms can come up at any time and there is often water spraying over the side of the boat. With extremely cold temperatures, water easily and quickly freezes on the deck of the boat, making it an extremely difficult place to get around. The deep sea fishers job itself involves a lot of physical aspects. Because of this, workers need to be in top physical condition and always be aware of their surroundings. There are a lot of things that can go wrong and it is all too easy to get injured or even killed while working on the deck of a boat. Deep sea fishers can make an average of $64,000 per year.
Logging is another profession that is very dangerous. Loggers are constantly in harm’s way and they too are dealing with the elements and nature. A lot in this industry needs to be precise so that the risk of accidents is limited as much as possible. Trees will not always cooperate when it comes to how the logger wants them to fall or be dragged up the hill, so it is important that these people are always watching their surroundings and making sure that themselves and their fellow loggers are being safe. Weather plays an important factor especially when the winds start picking up. In periods of high wind, loggers must take the most precautions. Loggers can expect to get paid, on average, a salary of $33,000 a year.
If you are looking for unordinary jobs, a different kind of work and willing to overlook the risks involved, then consider these dangerous seasonal jobs. Dangerous jobs need to be done, and there will always be people who are looking for such an adventure.