With Halloween coming up, we thought it would be fun to take a look at some careers that are generally considered "creepy." If you aren’t squeamish and your interests are in alignment with them, go for it. One thing we find interesting is that most of the creepy careers on our list are best-suited to people with Investigative, Realistic, and Conventional Holland personality types.
6 Creepy Careers
If conducting autopsies, running pathological and toxicological analyses, and determining the cause of death appeals, a job as a coroner might be right for you. A bachelor's degree is typically the minimum education requirement. In some areas, coroners are appointed or hired by the government, while in others, coroners are elected.
Morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors perform tasks like arranging and directing funeral services, coordinating transportation of bodies, and working with mourners to plan services. An associate degree is generally the minimum education requirement.
Interested in preparing bodies and placing them in caskets for interment? Embalmers do all this and more. Apprenticeships are a popular way to gain entry to this occupation.
Forensic science technicians collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. They also perform tests on weapons and substances and be called to testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques.
Hazardous material removal workers earn relatively high entry-level wages. And while specialization trainings abound, a high school diploma is generally all that is required to get a start. Whether you’d like to specialize in biomedical, chemical, mold, or become more of a master-generalist, there are many possibilities.
Pest control workers ensure we're safe from all things like rats, bats, spiders, cockroaches, and more. This is a career path that generally only requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
Are you in a creepy career?
All occupations serve a meaningful purpose. If your chosen career involves work that others find spooky, creepy, or gross, so be it! Did you make a spooky career choice? We want to hear from you.
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