The Most Dangerous Jobs in the World

14. Snake Handlers

Average Salary: $30,000 (venom milkers), plus handling fees

Average work-related fatalities: unknown

Snake handlers performed an essential function, especially in more remote parts of the globe (yes – that is Will Farrell with a bunch of snakes).

Take Albert Killian. He is a 60-year-old man who handles snakes for a living, and lives with roughly 80 snakes in his home. He has been honing his craft since he was about ten-years-old. In addition to handling and removing snakes, he extracts venom for the United States government for use in medicine. He has actually been bitten several times, but managed to get live without a scratch.

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