Week 12- The Most Dangerous Jobs in the World

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The Most Dangerous Jobs in the World

Over the past 12 weeks, we’ve discussed many aspects of living off the grid. Here is a quick summary of all the topics we have discussed:

Week 1 – What is a GRID?
Week 2 – Types of grids
Week 3 – High Voltage
Week 4 – Transformers
Week 5 – Living autonomously
Week 6 – Survivor – Living off the grid
Week 7 – Let’s get wired
Week 8 – Catastrophes
Week 9 – Cyber-attacks
Week 10 – Driverless
Week 11 – Internet of things

In this final lesson, you will discover more about the jobs that allow us to live ON the grid and what threats and dangers these occupations face.


Job Hero

Life on the Line Movie

US Department of Labor

Dangerous Jobs in America

More dangerous Jobs

BEST Resources


The line technician is often considered to be one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. What other jobs are considered dangerous or compared to those working on lines?

Search the internet and find what other jobs are considered dangerous.

What are the most dangerous jobs in the US and the rest of the world?


Once you’ve listed the most dangerous jobs in the world, describe what steps a person must go through to become fully qualified to perform that job and what careers they would be qualified to pursue with their qualifications.


Write five diary entries in the persona or voice of that worker. What was your day like? How did your work impact others?

BEST Connection

BEST is about creating our next workforce, helping students find careers they are passionate about and inspiring them to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers. Are any of these STEM careers dangerous? Answer the following questions and give examples for each.

Would “living off the grid” be dangerous?

Is technology itself dangerous?

Are technology jobs dangerous?

How do the most dangerous jobs in the world relate to living off the grid?

Which of the aspects of living off the grid would be the most challenging? No power, no internet, no telecommunications, no automobiles, etc.

How important would science, engineering and mathematics skills be under these conditions?

Community Connection

Our world is filled with jobs that either appeal to us or don’t. However, the work has to get done somehow. Some people do their jobs because they enjoy their work, while others do the labor because it pays and provides job security. Again – if they don’t do this work, who will?

How important are dangerous jobs to our world today?

Could you live off the grid without these jobs/professions?

What skills would you need to acquire to replace what these professions do?

If you were to create a society without these jobs, what would the impact be?

What does this type of job pay?

Do you know anyone that works in these industries?

Share the answers with your teammates and discuss your findings.

Bloom’s Taxonomy

Bloom’s Taxonomy: create, explore, evaluate, generate, include, identify, list, observe, reflect, review.

Workforce Skills

Critical thinking, materials evaluation, reading comprehension, science, writing, research

My Personal Journal

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