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Which jobs are the most dangerous – without being deadly?

When considering a career, or even just a part-time job, consider the injury and illness rates of an occupation.

Money Talks News analyzed the latest 2019 data from the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics to determine which private sector jobs have the highest rates of non-fatal injuries and illnesses that have been away from work.

If you're more curious to see which jobs have the highest fatal injury rates, check out Top 10 Deadliest Jobs for 2021.

10. Marine engineers

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Incidence rate for this occupation: 433 injuries and illnesses that resulted in 10,000 full-time employees being off work

Incidence rate in all occupations in the private sector: 86.9 Injuries and illnesses that resulted in 10,000 full-time employees being off work

9. Installers and repairers of telecommunication lines

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Incidence rate for this occupation: 442.2 Injuries and illnesses that resulted in 10,000 full-time employees being off work

Incidence rate in all occupations in the private sector: 86.9 Injuries and illnesses that resulted in 10,000 full-time employees being off work

8. Aircraft handling supervisory authorities

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Incidence rate for this occupation: 484.1 Injuries and illnesses that resulted in 10,000 full-time employees being off work

Incidence rate in all occupations in the private sector: 86.9 Injuries and illnesses that resulted in 10,000 full-time employees being off work

7. Cabin crew

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Incidence rate for this occupation: 517 injuries and illnesses resulting in days off per 10,000 full-time employees

Incidence rate in all occupations in the private sector: 86.9 Injuries and illnesses that resulted in 10,000 full-time employees being off work

6. Mining roof bolts

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Incidence rate for this occupation: 531.4 Injuries and illnesses that resulted in 10,000 full-time employees being off work

Incidence rate in all occupations in the private sector: 86.9 Injuries and illnesses that resulted in 10,000 full-time employees being off work

5. Police and sheriff patrolmen

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Incidence rate for this occupation: 758.6 Injuries and illnesses that resulted in 10,000 full-time employees being off work

Incidence rate in all occupations in the private sector: 86.9 Injuries and illnesses that resulted in 10,000 full-time employees being off work

Wonder what these workers are getting paid to put their health – and their lives – at risk? Read How Much Police Make In Each State.

4. Psychiatric technicians

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Incidence rate for this occupation: 779 injuries and illnesses that resulted in 10,000 full-time employees being off work

Incidence rate in all occupations in the private sector: 86.9 Injuries and illnesses that resulted in 10,000 full-time employees being off work

3. Dietitians

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Incidence rate for this occupation: 847 injuries and illnesses that resulted in 10,000 full-time employees being off work

Incidence rate in all occupations in the private sector: 86.9 Injuries and illnesses that resulted in 10,000 full-time employees being off work

2. Setters, operators and tenders of welding, soldering and soldering machines

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Incidence rate for this occupation: 1,277.1 Injuries and illnesses that resulted in 10,000 full-time employees being off work

Incidence rate in all occupations in the private sector: 86.9 Injuries and illnesses that resulted in 10,000 full-time employees being off work

1. Athletes and Competitors

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Incidence rate for this occupation: 2,605.1 Injuries and illnesses that resulted in 10,000 full-time employees being off work

Incidence rate in all occupations in the private sector: 86.9 Injuries and illnesses that resulted in 10,000 full-time employees being off work

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