1. Snake Milker
Source: Flickr – Walter
The next time you think your job is the worst remember that snake milking is a thing that exists.
For scientists to create anti-venom, they have to get venom from the source. Snake milkers can extract the venom using either a latex membrane or electrodes that stimulate the muscles near the venom gland.
Snake milkers work with the most poisonous snakes in the world like sea snakes, rattlesnakes, and cobras to get the necessary venom to send to hospitals and labs so they can create anti-venom that could save someone’s life. Most venom is strong enough to severely decrease blood pressure, freeze the muscles, and even stop the heart altogether.
This is a job that has absolutely no room for error.