Dell Announces the Top 20 Most Rugged Jobs Out There

Computer technology company, Dell Inc., is recognizing those who work in the most extreme environmental elements and in some of the most labor-intensive settings.

Not everyone goes to work at sitting desk or a quiet office every day. Many individuals work in demanding, labor-intensive, exhausting environments for work. Some scale 20-foot trees, carry heavy machinery, dig deep into the group, or test a 15-foot electricity pole.

David Plourde from Dell outlines the company’s analysis in a blog post on the company website, and the top 20 most rugged jobs may surprise you—or not. Dell’s Rugged testing lab team studied each of the jobs intensively to discern which were the most taxing. The testing lab even used a durability test on specialty to devices in the following elements:

  • temperatures hot enough to fry an egg and cold enough to freeze an ice cube
  • stormy winds up to 70 miles per hour and nearly 6 inches of rain per hour
  • 40 mile-per-hour sandstorms

The evaluation of the jobs also took physical demands, injury risk, and environment into account.

Dell’s Top 20 Most Rugged Jobs are the following, in no particular order:

  • Oil & Gas Engineer
  • Mining Machine Operator
  • Construction Worker
  • Electrical Line Technician 
  • Rescue Worker
  • Geologist/Volcanologist
  • Marine Biologist 
  • Pilot
  • Police Officer
  • Commercial Fisher
  • Military Personnel
  • Firefighter/EMT
  • Demolition Expert
  • Farmer
  • Storm Chaser
  • Warehouse Logistics Operator 
  • Insurance Claim Adjuster
  • Manufacturing Worker
 For a full report on the analysis and the Rugged Labs team, read Plourde’s blog post.

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