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Scary Jobs in the UK

22578883_mIt’s almost that time of year again. Pumpkins will be bought, scary movies are about to be dusted off and confectionery will be stocked up on in preparation for the holiday. And as Halloween approaches the team at Jobulo look at some truly terrifying jobs…

Forensic Entomologist

Hate creepy crawlies? Then this job is your worst nightmare. Forensic Entomologists study insects and creatures living on dead bodies to help solve forensic investigations. The main responsibility of a Forensic Entomologist is to study different insects – from fly eggs to beetles – to help determine the time of death of the person in question. Forensic Entomologists will study the species and ages of an insect living on a dead body to help solve cases and murder investigations. They work at crime scenes and also work on post mortem examinations.

Qualifications: Candidates applying to work as a Forensic Entomologist must have studied a bachelor’s degree before going on to complete a PhD in Entomology.


Dealing with dead bodies isn’t just for the movies – Embalmers are employed all over the world to preserve bodies after death and help prepare them for burial or cremation. Responsibilities of an Embalmer include washing and disinfecting bodies, removing fluids from bodies to prepare them for burial or cremation and applying make up to bodies. Embalmers are also responsible for liaising with funeral directors, ordering stock and ensuring mortuaries are kept clean and adhere to health and safety regulations.

Qualifications: There are no specific qualifications needed to apply for a job as an Embalmer. Entry requirements include GCSEs grades A-C. Most employers will offer on the job training where you can achieve a professional qualification from the British Institute of Embalmers.


This job is truly scary because you could literally be working with jaws! An Aquarist works in an aquarium and responsibilities include managing, feeding and looking after marine life. The main role of an Aquarist is to ensure that the sea life within the aquarium are well looked after. A day on the job could include cleaning out tanks, feeding marine life including sharks, taking part in research projects and collecting data and giving educational presentations to the public.

Qualifications: Usually to secure a job as an Aquarist you need to hold a bachelor’s degree in a science based subject. You can then take part in training programs whilst on the job.