Physical requirements of various occupations
January 5, 2013 2:30 AM Subscribe
I'm curious about the physical requirements of different occupations, especially very difficult ones.
posted by CustooFintel to health & fitness (6 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
At various times I've heard different requirements quoted for jobs like police officer, fireman, Navy SEAL, and so on. Things like "able to run X miles in Y minutes, able to climb a ladder X feet high while wearing Y pounds of equipment", etc. But it's difficult to find anything really authoritative online. Is there any comprehensive list available? Failing that, does anyone want to chime in with their personal experience or knowledge of a specific field?
I'm especially interested in difficult jobs and spec-ops military groups. Not so much in sports and recreation. The more up-to-date the information is, the better, although I'd love to see some historic standards as well (requirements for Roman Legionnaires or whatever).