America's 10 most dangerous jobs

  • Police officer: $60,270

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    Police officers have one of the highest rates of injury of all U.S. professions, according to the BLS. On average, U.S. police officers suffer from about 57,300 assaults per year, and more than 15,000 of those lead to injuries. From 2004 to 2013, an average of 151 police officers have died on the job each year.

    The job is projected to grow by 4 percent through 2024.