Five Spooky CareersPosted: 31st of October 2016 by
It’s that time of year again and Halloween is upon us – just for fun, let’s take a look at five spooky careers…
Fancy a career as a grave digger?
A grave digger:
- measures and marks out grave spaces
- uses a mechanical excavator and hand tools to dig and prepare graves
- keeps graves tidy
- checks headstones for damage and removes those that are unsafe
- maintains lawns, verges and plants around the cemetery
Working hours are normally 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday but you may also need to work at weekends and will be outdoors in all weathers.
Like the idea of examining suspicious deaths? - Coroner
Coroners look into any deaths that occur suddenly or which appear to be unnatural. They:
- decide the cause of death by looking into all the available information
- talk to other professionals involved, like the deceased's doctor
- order a post-mortem examination if there are questions around the cause of death
- notify the Registrar about the death, and results of any inquest held
- deal with upset relatives
- write reports and recommendations to prevent future deaths
To work as a coroner you must you must be a qualified barrister, solicitor, chartered legal executive with at least 5 years' qualified experience.
Weird Science - Chemist
Obviously there are many different types of scientist but as it’s Halloween let’s take a look at the most obvious ‘spooky choice – that of the chemist.
- invent and develop new medicines and products
- diagnose and treat illness and disease
- analyse forensic evidence
- teach, lecture and carry out academic research
- design and conduct laboratory experiments
Not so creepy crawlies? - Arachnologist
An arachnologist studies spiders and other arachnids like scorpions, harvestmen, and pseudo scorpions. If you are afraid of spiders then this won’t be the obvious career choice for you, but if you find them more fascinating that scary then it might appeal.
Engineering fear - The sound engineer
Have a sound engineer in here might look strange, but imagine a career where you get to create the atmosphere and creepy noises needed to frighten people. You could work in television, film and the games industry creating the sounds needed – from creaky doors and floor boards to the sound of blood and guts being eaten by zombies.
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