In our last post, we discussed the top four demanding jobs in America. Here’s the next four:
5. Restaurant owners and food service managers
Food is the basic sustenance of life. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 20 percent of food service managers report working more than 60 hours a week. Often times it’s for much lower pay than other occupations working similarly long hours. But people need to eat, and they’d like to know the food they’re buying is safe and meets food service regulations. (After all, messing up on this job could mean more work for those physicians.) It’s a responsibility that good restaurant owners and managers take seriously, and it takes time and effort.
This one ranks as one of the dirtiest jobs and also as one of the most on-call, all-the time types of jobs. Pipes froze at 2 a.m. or the toilet exploded at 6 a.m.? Lots of plumbers get those middle-of-the-night calls, and the best ones are there ASAP to help.
7. Veterinarians and vet techs
Like physicians and surgeons, these professionals have life in their hands. They’re both hands-on in the sense they’re literally working with animals every day and minds-on as they have to plan for the animals in their care. And like funeral directors, they’re often the first call in a sad story.
8. Insurance claims adjusters
Insurance claims adjusters don’t have life itself in their hands, but they’re often on the list of people who help when tragedy strikes. Whether a tree falls on your roof or your car crashes, you can count on a claims adjuster to get you back to how you were (or as close as normal as possible). At ERIE, our claims adjusters are locally based to help you when you need it most.