12. Rat Catching Expert
Yes, it is exactly like it sounds: catching rats. Mind you it wasn’t an easy task before mouse-traps and extermination techniques were introduced. Rat catchers had to devise their own plans and create their own traps to catch rats. Needlessly to say, it wasn’t a very pleasant job but a very important one nevertheless.
These brave men suffered greatly and often had rat bites to show. Infection was a constant danger but their job meant that many diseases were stopped from spreading. Since rats are rarely out in the open, rat catchers had to go holes and dark locations. Sometimes the town employed rat catchers and would pay them per piece, other times rat catchers worked as freelance and sold the rats to rat breeders.