You can probably guess what the least dangerous jobs in America are.
Accountants, mathematicians and web developers have little to worry about — beyond carpal tunnel syndrome and bad office snacks — when it comes to workplace safety, according to a recent analysis by jobs website CareerCast.
The people who do put themselves at risk every time they go to work might surprise you. Sure, first responders to disasters are on the list, but so are a few white-collar jobs.
CareerCast created its list by analyzing the safety data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and trade organizations.
Disability insurance can ease the financial damage of workplace hazards. One in four of 20-year-olds will become disabled before reaching age 67, according to the Social Security Administration. While 90 percent of workers have coverage for long-term disability, only 40 percent have insurance for short-term disability.
Here is a list of the 10 most dangerous jobs in the U.S., in alphabetical order, with their 2015 average pay and 10-year growth outlook.
— By CNBC's Tom Anderson
Posted 12 Aug. 2016