Pain, Tedium, Danger, Disgust, Humiliation—It’s all just part of the average workday for the (often proud, more often smelly) members of our third annual honor roll of the Worst Jobs in Science.

  1. Orangutan-Pee Collector
  2. NASA Ballerina
  3. Do-Gooder
  4. Semen Washer
  5. Volcanologist
  6. Nuclear-Weapons Scientist
  7. Extremophile Excavator
  8. Kansas Biology Teacher
  9. Manure Inspector
  10. Human Lab Rat

By John Galvin

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