The 13 Spookiest Jobs

10/31/2016
Amy Elisa Jackson

Halloween is here and the ghosts, goblins, and ghouls abound on October 31st. However, there are some professionals who work spooky jobs all year round. From arachnologists (or those who work with spiders) to undertakers, people across the globe deal in the dark and creepy so much it’ll give the average employee nightmares for weeks.

In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve put together a list of some of the spookiest jobs around.

1. Gravedigger

Gravediggers, also known as cemetery custodians or burial ground workers, dig graves in cemeteries for burials. It sounds creepy, but this is an essential role in American life (and death). Technology and construction equipment make the job both efficient and quicker than individual shoveling, allowing gravediggers to spend time laying sod, mowing grass, pruning plants, setting grave markers and making cemeteries beautiful places for loved ones to grieve their losses.

2. Undertaker

While morbid, undertakers always have a job. Also known as morticians or funeral directors, undertakers arrange for removal of the deceased’s body, offer counsel and comfort to families of the deceased and file death certificates and other legal documents. The spooky factor comes in when undertakers have to transport human remains and oversee cremation. Sure it’s a part of the circle of life, but something about working with the dead gives us the creeps.

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