The 10 scariest and creepiest jobs
No. 5: Field epidemiologist
The job: When epidemics like the swine flu or SARS break out, field epidemiologists throw on a Hazmat suit and get to the heart of the wheezing, sneezing, and germs to investigate the disease and how it spreads.
Scary to people with: Mysophobia (germs or dirt), hemophobia (blood), trypanophobia (needles), necrophobia (dead bodies), thanatophobia (dying)
"Youre conducting studies on incredibly contagious germs, but its also needles, blood, things that can cause injuries or death, " Lee said.