The 20 Dirtiest Jobs in the World
Your desk job won’t sound so bad after seeing these dirty jobs.
Sewer inspectors have a tough job, to say the least, and it can certainly get messy at times. When things get clogged or tree roots start growing into sewers, sewer inspectors get called in to clean it up.
Pig slop processor
Buffet food from Las Vegas and other places gets transformed into pig slop. Plastic, glass, and other items have to get separated from the trashed food that comes in. The leftovers get recooked into a slop. The process was featured on an episode of Dirty Jobs. You can cut down on your food waste with these composting tips.
Bloodworm hunters head to mud flats where they sift through the mud to find bloodworms, which anglers like to use as bait. Hunters can make a few hundred dollars in one day if they have a good haul, but the work is tough. Hunters will work year-round to harvest the worms.
Seal coating is just plain old messy work when you get right down to it. The seal coating can get under fingernails and stick to skin exceptionally well, making it a chore to clean off after the work is done.
It’s dangerous work and a tad messy. Meat processors have to get the animal carcass ready to sell, beginning with the slaughter. It can be gruesome work.
Biodegradable flower pot maker
Dirty Jobs did an episode where Mike Rowe visited a cow farm that made gardening pots out of cow manure. Handling manure on the farm is a darn dirty job, and some farmers even hire someone to come pick it up. See how one of the British royal family’s gardens uses manure.
Animal skull processor
Courtesy WIN Home Inspection
Companies that clean animal skulls for displays have to use a chemical process to remove the remains of the skull. It’s a stinky job with rotting remains and the chemicals. Check out the grossest things exterminators have ever found in homes.
It’s not an enviable job, but it’s one that has to get done on farms. Restraining an animal and then performing the incision is dirty work.
Lift pump remover
When a lift pump goes down, it becomes a messy job for the technician who gets sent in to fix it. A lift pump is part of a wastewater treatment facility, and when the pump goes out, the chamber fills with waste and someone must manually filter the chamber. Check out these plumbing nightmares that will make you cringe.