5 Future Career Choices That Freak Worrywart Parents Out

applicationSome jobs, despite being awesome and respectable as all get out, parents just don't want their kids to have -- because they're terrifying. And if you look at the facts, they come with some serious risks.

While we all want our children to grow up to have professions we're proud of -- and to love what they're doing -- some jobs will freak any parent out.

Here are 5 respectable jobs no parent would want their child to have.


1. Police officer. Yes, this is one of the most admirable professions in the world, but what parent wouldn't be a little nervous to have their son or daughter fighting crime out on the streets? Of course any parent would be proud, but the thought of having a child in the line of fire is a little scary. Police officers were just listed as one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, with 18.6 fatal injuries per every 100,000 full-time workers.

2. Pilot. Okay, here's a slightly terrifying fact for anyone who's frightened of flying: According to statistics, this field experiences 56.1 fatal injuries for every 100,000 full-time workers. I know. Kinda scary to think about your kid up in the air every day. However, if your child does decide to become an airline pilot, he or she can make beaucoup bucks. The median salary for this job is almost $100,000.

3. Astronaut. Yes. Any parent in their right mind would be thrilled to have a child so smart and brave that they become an astronaut. But how terrifying would it be knowing your kid is in outer space?!

4. Bomb squad technician. It's becoming more common for robots to dispose of bombs in the police field, but there are still many instances where humans are responsible for this terrifying job. Again, any parent would be incredibly proud to have a kid smart enough to do something like this, but no thanks on that.

5. Logger or lumberjack. These jobs are consistently listed as the number one most dangerous job. On average, there are 127.8 deaths for every 100,000 workers in this field. That's ... a lot of deaths. While, again, it's a respectable profession to pursue, what parent would want their child to have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world?

How would you feel if your child chose a risky job?

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