Maybe you can't stand the sight of blood. Maybe you hate the sound of loud machinery. Maybe you're deathly afraid of speaking in public. For one reason or another, there are some careers that you just wouldn't consider, no matter what the pay or benefits.

And then there are jobs that are just inherently creepy. It takes a special set of skills--nerves of steel, for instance--to work with and around dead bodies all day. Not all scary jobs involve working with death. Here's a look at 10 of the most spine-tingling jobs out there, courtesy of PayScale.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is director, content analytics for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.