To some people, there are some jobs that are either a no-go area, or are basically underrated for the lack of glitz they expect to see in whatever job they sign up to, which they cannot get while doing such jobs.
Meanwhile, such jobs as the ones they refused to do because of their unattractive nature are, surprisingly, some of the best paying jobs in the world, yet they don’t seem to get the patronage they deserve because of their lack of appeal, as well as the occupational hazards that comes with taking up such jobs.
In this article, we will take you through 5 highly paid jobs that are unknown to a lot of people. These jobs are everywhere, in all countries of the world, yet people don’t take notice of how well paid they are, let alone bothering about taking advantage of the presences of job industries with limited patronage.
5 dirty jobs that pay well but nobody wants it
Below are the five (5) highly paying dirty jobs you can take up;
A mortician is someone whose work is to prepare the bodies of people who have died for burial and funeral. Known also as embalmer, the profession of caring for dead bodies requires ability to concentrate and exercise of high level patience. T
responsibilities of a mortician include replacing the blood with embalming fluid, as well as applying needed makeup on the body.
While the job pays, the threat of contracting infections from the dead bodies scare a lot of people from taking up employment with morgues.
2. Coal Mining
Coal mining is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. This is because of the fact that it could claim a life without a warning, as many coal mines have deposits of methane that cause large underground explosions at the slightest spark due to friction or falling rocks.
A lot of coal mines are very fragile, resulting to high chances of sudden collapse, which may lead to death of miners. Accordingly, inhaling and consuming a large amount of coal dust by working in the coal mines every day can result to a condition of black lung.
A situation where the coal dust deposits in the tissue of the lungs thus creating breathing problems and emphysema.
Despite the danger involved in working as a miner, it remains one of the highly paying jobs around the world.
3. Sewage Inspector
Sewage inspector look out for leakages, cracks and clogs in an underground sewer system, literarily swimming their ways through human excrement and other kinds of waste in order to find out of the sewage system is in good working condition.
In some instances, workers have to swim through the pool of toxic wastes so as to see if there are any hidden defects in the sewage system. The job requires working for long hours underground, where there is no direct source of natural light and inadequate oxygen to breathe in, and this can lead to asphyxiation which causes breathing problems for workers.
Barring the difficulty they face with breathing, there is also the danger of contact with creepy crawlies such as sewer rats, mites, fleas, bugs and other life-endangering organisms.
The bright side of the job, however, is that with just a school diploma, you have the opportunity to be paid at least N151,000 – N262,000.
Proctologists are physicians who diagnose and treat disorders of the rectum, anus, and entire gastrointestinal tract. They also treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including: chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea and syphilis.
5. Oil rig worker
As an oil rig worker, life can be very harsh and tiring since you will work mostly in an offshore oil rig and the very centre of the sea and also work for 12 long hours daily, while being subjected to strong heat.
The job of an oil rig worker includes the guarding of explosives and drilling equipment. Workers wear safety equipment such as special suits, hard hats and even boots reinforced with steel inside it, since the equipment produces loud noises while functioning, such as a drill.
Therefore, it is expected that oil rig workers should wear earplugs and special protective eyeglasses, to prevent permanent hearing problems or loss of eyesight after working long hours in dust and grime. Even with the harsh demands of the work, it is a fact that many oil rig workers are paid a large amount of salary.