I have to admit that when it comes to careers, most radio personalities truly have it made.

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Very infrequently do we have to brave the weather elements. We work in a climate controlled environment and outside the occasional remote broadcast, we are far removed from the heat of summer or the wrath of a winter storm.

However, there are some who also chose radio as their vocation and they not only look the weather square in the eye, but they put their lives on the line while they're earning their living.

Those men and women are radio engineers and several months ago, we got to witness exactly why these people make the big bucks.

Photo by Gary McCoy
Photo by Gary McCoy

It was then, that I walked outside and witnessed Troy Roberts, the owner of Ascend Tower, pictured above, perched high on this tower and he was comfortable enough in his surroundings to pose for the camera and wave at me.

Not me. If I'm ever found at the top of a radio, television or cell phone tower, it's because I lost the gun fight. Just not going to do it.

In fact, I found I wasn't alone in that and discovered there are a lot of jobs, like climbing these towers, that people say they wouldn't do for any amount of money.

After a little research, I found the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and discovered what they've deemed the Ten Most Dangerous Jobs in America.

  • Fishing and Hunting Workers
  • Logging Workers
  • Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
  • Roofers
  • Construction trades and helpers
  • Refuse and recyclable material collectors
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
  • Structural iron and steel workers
  • Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural managers
  • Grounds maintenance workers

Guess I just don't understand how military personnel and first responders didn't make the list.  At any rate, it's not just danger that some people will completely steer away from.

There are lots of variables that we just won't tolerate when it comes to our employment and after considering most of those variables, I've discovered these to be The Top 10 Jobs Most People Wouldn't Do for Any Amount of Money

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