Jobs Rated 2011: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best to Worst

Jobs Rated 2011: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best to Worst

Commercial Airline Pilot
121
Overall Rating:
121/200
566
Median Salary:$106,153

Operates an aircraft to transport passengers and cargo to appointed destinations.

Work Environment
Poor
155/200
1064.16
Stress
Very High
199/200
59.530
Projected Growth
Fair
91/200
5.53
Appliance Repairer
122
Overall Rating:
122/200
571
Median Salary:$34,152

Performs major and routine maintenance on a variety of electrical home appliances.

Work Environment
Fair
87/200
610.22
Stress
Very Low
26/200
12.520
Projected Growth
Very Poor
176/200
-10.48
Office Machine Repairer
123
Overall Rating:
123/200
573
Median Salary:$38,157

Repairs and maintains business machines.

Work Environment
Fair
90/200
611.91
Stress
Low
55/200
15.570
Projected Growth
Very Poor
181/200
-11.43
Undertaker
124
Overall Rating:
124/200
574
Median Salary:$54,203

Prepares bodies for burial, and arranges and directs funerals.

Work Environment
Poor
150/200
1015.40
Stress
High
157/200
29.030
Projected Growth
Good
52/200
11.03
Real Estate Agent
125
Overall Rating:
125/200
578
Median Salary:$40,357

Acts as intermediary between buyer and seller in real estate transactions, usually by being the prime salesperson of a property.

Work Environment
Very Poor
176/200
1293.57
Stress
Very High
181/200
38.570
Projected Growth
Very Good
31/200
16.57
Telephone Operator
126
Overall Rating:
126/200
581
Median Salary:$31,163

Operates manual or computerized telephone switchboards and assists in the placement of local and long distance calls.

Work Environment
Fair
108/200
719.82
Stress
Low
56/200
15.630
Projected Growth
Very Poor
171/200
-8.37
Nurse (Licensed Practical)
127
Overall Rating:
127/200
583
Median Salary:$40,090

Assists doctors and registered nurses in the care of physically or mentally ill patients.

Work Environment
Poor
156/200
1080.00
Stress
High
140/200
25.900
Projected Growth
Very Good
22/200
18.90
Newscaster
128
Overall Rating:
127/200
583
Median Salary:$50,456

Prepares and delivers news and related presentations over the air on radio and television.

Work Environment
Poor
136/200
929.25
Stress
Very High
190/200
43.560
Projected Growth
Poor
129/200
-0.44
Surveyor
129
Overall Rating:
129/200
585
Median Salary:$54,197

Establishes official land and aquatic boundaries, measures construction and mining sites, writes technical property descriptions for deeds and leases, and prepares maps and charts.

Work Environment
Poor
142/200
956.97
Stress
High
152/200
27.970
Projected Growth
Good
42/200
13.97
Shipping/Receiving Clerk
130
Overall Rating:
129/200
585
Median Salary:$28,132

Monitors the movement of shipments of merchandise into and out of places of business.

Work Environment
Good
73/200
520.32
Stress
Low
46/200
14.320
Projected Growth
Very Poor
194/200
-17.68
Dressmaker
131
Overall Rating:
131/200
590
Median Salary:$27,147

Follows design instructions, operates a sewing machine to join, reinforce, and decorate parts of garments or other textiles.

Work Environment
Fair
105/200
704.31
Stress
Very Low
3/200
7.470
Projected Growth
Very Poor
177/200
-10.53
Tool-And-Die Maker
132
Overall Rating:
132/200
595
Median Salary:$47,122

Constructs and repairs precision tools, gauges, holding devices and stamping tools for the machine industry.

Work Environment
Fair
113/200
740.55
Stress
Low
43/200
14.220
Projected Growth
Very Poor
185/200
-12.78
Guard
133
Overall Rating:
133/200
600
Median Salary:$24,135

Protects property from damages incurred by theft, fire, and vandalism.

Work Environment
Poor
124/200
812.06
Stress
Low
64/200
16.350
Projected Growth
Fair
108/200
3.35
Automobile Assembler
134
Overall Rating:
133/200
600
Median Salary:$27,263

Assembles parts or contributes to the final assembly of automobiles and trucks.

Work Environment
Fair
93/200
639.45
Stress
Very Low
7/200
8.630
Projected Growth
Very Poor
190/200
-14.37
Precision Assembler
135
Overall Rating:
135/200
604
Median Salary:$28,150

Works on sub-assembly or final assembly of products such as machinery, electronic equipment, or aircraft.

Work Environment
Fair
93/200
639.45
Stress
Very Low
12/200
9.500
Projected Growth
Very Poor
191/200
-14.50
Railroad Conductor
136
Overall Rating:
136/200
605
Median Salary:$54,145

Operates an electric, diesel-electric, or gas-turbine- electric locomotive to transport passengers and freight.

Work Environment
Poor
126/200
830.28
Stress
Very High
173/200
32.450
Projected Growth
Fair
92/200
5.45
Machine Tool Operator
137
Overall Rating:
137/200
616
Median Salary:$34,122

Operates computerized machines in the manufacture of industrial parts.

Work Environment
Fair
115/200
753.10
Stress
Low
43/200
14.220
Projected Growth
Very Poor
166/200
-6.78
Machinist
138
Overall Rating:
138/200
621
Median Salary:$38,138

Operates machinery in manufacturing plants for fabrication of industrial parts.

Work Environment
Fair
116/200
756.80
Stress
Very Low
36/200
13.380
Projected Growth
Very Poor
183/200
-12.62
Waiter/Waitress
139
Overall Rating:
138/200
621
Median Salary:$18,100

Takes customer orders, serves food and drink, and prepares meal checks.

Work Environment
Fair
104/200
687.42
Stress
Low
50/200
15.000
Projected Growth
Poor
159/200
-5.00
Bartender
140
Overall Rating:
138/200
621
Median Salary:$18,107

Mixes and serves drinks to customers of a tavern, restaurant, or lounge.

Work Environment
Fair
119/200
796.74
Stress
Very Low
34/200
13.070
Projected Growth
Poor
148/200
-2.93