Taking a First Look at 'America's Toughest Jobs'
Taking a First Look at 'America's Toughest Jobs'
Tired of the same old reality dating shows?  Take this.  NBC has come up with its newest fall reality offering, America’s Toughest Jobs, an “extreme competition series” that pits 13 men and women who dare to step outside the obscurity of their everyday lives to have a taste of some of the most dangerous and challenges jobs in the world.

When it comes to new reality shows, BuddyTV delivers to you hot off the press information about the contenders in the show.  In fact, you can already check out the contenders for NBC’s Toughest Jobs, which include Wall Street executive Amy Brodsky, carpenter Ben Coleman, personal trainer Bryce Frazier, investment broker Christopher Young, full time inventor Eric Waterhouse, job recruiter Michaela Clemence, pharmaceutical sales representative Phil Kolarcyzk, software company executive Rick Broider, production specialist Rie Heffron, promotional model Rommel Gargoles, student and basketball coach Sandy Gabriel, writing consultant Senta Burke and recent college graduate Steven Hopper.  Now let’s take a look at some of the jobs that sends some individuals to walk on the face of danger.

A total of nine jobs comprise America’s Toughest Jobs, and one of them is crab fishing.  While fishing would be a usual hobby to some, crab fishing is a dangerous stunt that is often done during the winter season.  In fact, the fatality rate of a crab fisherman is 90 times that of an average worker.

Ice road trucking is another dangerous job which is common in Canada’s Northern Bush and Alaska.  The job requires truckers to drive as slow as 15 mph to clear snow from a frozen lake and thus produce an ice road.  What makes this job risky is the fact that the surface ice might contract and expand and thus crack and cave in beneath them. These truckers earn as much as $750 per load.

Gold digging, which is most common in Alaska, Oregon, California, Texas and Arizona, requires the worker to literally get down and dirty, but eventually earn as much as $2000 to $4000 per ounce of gold on the collector’s market.

Oil rigging is a dangerous activity which always welcomes the possibility of gas leaks that can lead to explosions.  Additionally, the men who work as oil riggers often have 12 hour shifts with only a few breaks in between.  Nonetheless, an average worker can earn around $35000 to $47500 annually.

Men working as bridge crew are always exposed to the risk of falling off high places or being injured in construction accidents.  The crew is required to create concrete supports underwater and place steel beams using machinery to complete the bridge.

Search and rescue, on the other hand, also poses a lot of risks for the men who step out of their way to save people’s lives.  In fact, in mountainous terrains, the search and rescue teams are exposed to extreme temperatures, altitudes and latitudes.

Catch the different men and women who are about to take on the adventure of their lives on NBC’s newest reality series, America’s Toughest Jobs as it debuts on August 25 at 9pm.


-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: NBC
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