The 7 Worst Jobs In The Entire World

Published April 11, 2017
Updated November 9, 2023

There is nothing to envy about the world's worst jobs.

Some jobs are undoubtedly worse than others. But while you might think that your boss makes your job the worst, well, just be happy that you don’t have to literally muck around in unimaginable filth day in and day out.

The following seven career paths might actually be the worst jobs in the world.

Worst Jobs: Manual Sewer Cleaner


Worst Jobs Sewer Cleaner

Pixgood.comA Dalit man works in a sewer in Mumbai.

As is to be expected, sewer cleaners are the individuals lucky enough to clear blockages and other problems in sewers. In India, however, it is common for men to be employed to manually clear said blockages.

How do they do it? They jump into the sewers — and with only minimal protective equipment.

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John Kuroski
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John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.
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Savannah Cox
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Savannah Cox holds a Master's in International Affairs from The New School as well as a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her work as a writer has also appeared on DNAinfo.
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Kuroski, John. "The 7 Worst Jobs In The Entire World." AllThatsInteresting.com, April 11, 2017, https://allthatsinteresting.com/worlds-worst-jobs. Accessed June 15, 2024.