The 10 scariest and creepiest jobs
No. 7: Pharmaceutical trial subject
The job: Full-time test subjects take medications that are sometimes not ready for the open market, endure endless blood tests, and risk serious medical harm. But when the pill bottle is empty and the research is complete, subjects get hefty pay checks.
Scary to people with: Trypanophobia (needles), hemophobia (blood), thanatophobia (dying)
"Its scary in the sense that youre subjecting your body to things when you have no idea what they are," Lee said. Not only are pharmaceutical companies unaware of the effect their treatment will have on people with certain rare blood types and conditions, but trial subjects don't always know if they are allergic or sensitive to a compound in the medication.