It is no secret that murderers are fascinating to a lot of us. I'm not sure why, but we all want to know more about what makes them tick.

Movies would have you believe that serial killers just sit around in the evil lair and plot out every detail of there murders. It is almost always a warehouse type setting or an abandoned cabin in the woods. The place is full of weapons, supercomputers, a cot to sleep on, and an abundance of Chinese takeout.  Sometimes they even go as far as to give the killer a cat for some damn reason. Even if that was the case, how do you think they pay for all of that? Yea, they have jobs.

A new book by criminologist and professor Michael Arntfield highlights the top 12 professions that a serial killer might be attracted to. The jobs are listed below and if you want to know more, the book is called "Murder in Plain English."

Skilled Occupations:

  1. Aircraft machinist/assembler
  2. Shoemaker/repair person
  3. Automobile upholsterer

Semi-Skilled Occupations: 

  1. Forestry worker/arborist
  2. Truck driver
  3. Warehouse manager

Unskilled Occupations:

  1. General laborer (movers, landscapers, etc...)
  2. Hotel porter
  3. Gas station attendant

Professional and Government Occupations:

  1. Police/security official
  2. Military personnel
  3. Religious officials

A lot of those make sense to me, but I'm going to have to buy the book because I really need to know why serial killers are attracted to the shoemaker job market.

I am very surprised that a job in radio didn't make the list. We all know that Maggie Meadows is a serial killer. If you don't believe me, check out the profile I wrote on her a couple years ago below. 


Source: IFLScience