Projected job growth (through 2020): 20 percent (faster than average).
Median pay (2010): $22,440 a year -- $10.79 an hour.
Why it's dangerous: The sheer number of hours logged by taxi drivers and chauffeurs behind the wheel increases the odds of being in an accident. Additionally, heavy traffic and other difficult situations contribute to high levels of stress that many drivers experience.
Projected job growth: 13 percent (about as fast as average).
Median pay: $27,050 a year -- $13 an hour.
Why it's dangerous: Like taxi drivers and chauffeurs, those who drive to make sales and deliveries spend many hours behind the wheel, increasing their odds of being an accident. Further, this can be a physically demanding job. When loading and unloading cargo, drivers do a lot of lifting, carrying and walking.
Why it's dangerous: Farmers and ranchers face a number of hazards on the job, including operating large machinery, as well as chemical and environmental hazards. The jobs are also physically demanding and could require frequent interaction with large livestock and other animals.
Projected job growth: 22 percent (faster than average).
Median pay: $44,540 a year -- $21.42 an hour.
Why it's dangerous: Workers in these fields, also known as ironworkers, perform physically demanding work often performed at great heights (such as when building skyscrapers or bridges). They usually work outside in all types of weather.
Why it's dangerous: Commercial fishers encounter a number of workplace hazards, including large nets and motor-operated fishing lines. Vessel disasters and falls overboard are frequent causes of injury and death.