7 Creepy and Scary Majors and Careers

Happy Halloween.

As you are looking to find your future major, some majors might sound unique, strange, and downright scary!  Or if you enjoy these types of fields, they might be just right for you.  Most of these are selfless career fields, where the job is dirty and spooky, but it provides closure and safety to others.  Plus many skills you require are prerequisites to the Zombie Apocalypse!  

Below are the top 7 creepy and scary majors and careers.

    1. Crime and Trauma Scene Decontamination

      Clean, Dispose, Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. After a crime, incident or accident has occurred these individuals work the scene to clean and decontaminate the area.  You can only imagine how scary this could be for some.

    2. Epidemiology Major

      A program that focuses on the scientific study of disease, disability, and trauma patterns within and across populations and the development of health management mechanisms to prevent and control disease outbreaks and injurious behaviors. Includes instruction in biostatistics, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, disease and injury determinants, genetic disease and disability factors, behavioral studies, health services research, environmental disease and injury factors, and population studies.

      Ever watch a movie where an outbreak occurs and no one can stop it, well thoseEpidemology Majors are the ones going in to try to stop these diseases and scary situations.  See movies: Outbreak, I Am Legend, 28 Days Later, more

    3. Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology Major

      This doesn’t sound too bad right?  Unless you are afraid of heights!  Imagine being on top of those HUGE cell towers to repair or installed the communication systems, that is why it is a scary major.  That would NOT be for me!

      A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to assemble, install, operate, maintain, and repair one- and two- way communications equipment and systems, including television cable systems and mobile or stationary communication devices. Includes instruction in diagnostic techniques, the use of testing equipment and the principles of mechanics, electricity, and electronics as they relate to the repair of communications systems.
      Here is a video, do not watch if afraid of heights!

    4. Forensic Entomology Majors

      If you are afraid of bugs, stay away from this major!  Entomology Majors student inspects and bugs, but Forensic Entomology Majors look for clues in murder victims by looking under a microscope of what lives inside cadavers.  Think about the Silence of the Lambs and the Chrysalis (cocoon)!

      A program that focuses on the scientific study of insect species and populations in respect of their life cycles, morphology, genetics, physiology, ecology, taxonomy, population dynamics, and environmental and economic impacts. Includes instruction in applicable biological and physical sciences as well as insect toxicology and the biochemical control of insect populations.

      Forensic Entomology
    5. Mortuary Science and Embalming Major

      Embalmers prepare bodies for burial.  They wash, clean, sterilize the body to prevent detrioration.  Clothe and apply make-up to the deceased to restore a likelike appearance.  Although it can be terrifying for some, it provides comfort for the grieving family and friends.A program that prepares individuals for licensure as embalmers and morticians.

      Includes instruction in pathogenic microbiology, systematic pathology, thanatochemistry, gross anatomy, clinical mortuary science, embalming, restorative art, applicable laws and regulations, and special services such as cremation and preparations required by specific religious communities.

    6. Crab Fisherman/Fisherwoman

      There is a reason it’s called the Deadliest catch…It’s dangerous and would be scary if you were afraid of the ocean, drowning, freezing to death, you name it!  The Bureau of Labor Statistics rates the occupation as the highest fatality rate at 141.7 deaths per 100,000.Use nets, fishing rods, traps, or other equipment to catch and gather fish or other aquatic animals from rivers, lakes, or oceans, for human consumption or other uses. May haul game onto ship.

    7. Forensic Psychiatry Major

      Understanding what goes on with the criminal mind and mental health can be frightening.

      Program that prepares physicians to evaluate individuals involved with the legal system and provide specialized treatment to those incarcerated in jails, prisons, and forensic psychiatry hospitals; and who focus on the interrelationships between psychiatry and civil, criminal, and administrative law.

Happy Halloween!



I have been working in the education industry since 2008. Our mission is to help each student find the right major and complete their degree.

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