Jobs Rated 2012: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best to Worst

Jobs Rated 2012: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best to Worst

Bookkeeper
80
Overall Rating:
81/200
922
Median Salary:$34,143

Maintains financial records and prepares statements of a company's income and daily operating expenses.

Work Environment
Very Good
6/200
45.88
Stress
Very Low
22/200
12.430
Projected Growth
Fair
111/200
12.03
Electrician
81
Overall Rating:
82/200
924
Median Salary:$48,179

Maps layout and installs and repairs electrical wiring and fixtures.

Work Environment
Fair
120/200
63.04
Stress
Medium
100/200
20.790
Projected Growth
Good
51/200
19.99
Event Coordinator
82
Overall Rating:
83/200
934
Median Salary:$45,185

An event coordinator is responsible for planning all logistics and activities associated with the events for which he or she is responsible.

Work Environment
Very Poor
166/200
71.00
Stress
Very High
196/200
49.850
Projected Growth
Very Good
1/200
41.55
Industrial Engineer
83
Overall Rating:
84/200
940
Median Salary:$76,126

Plans for optimum use of facilities and personnel to improve industrial efficiency.

Work Environment
Very Good
30/200
51.06
Stress
Medium
94/200
20.260
Projected Growth
Very Poor
165/200
4.66
Occupational Safety/Health Inspector
84
Overall Rating:
85/200
941
Median Salary:$65,141

Examines places of business to ensure that equipment and work conditions do not endanger the health and safety of employees.

Work Environment
Fair
81/200
56.91
Stress
Low
73/200
17.410
Projected Growth
Poor
133/200
8.91
Receptionist
85
Overall Rating:
86/200
943
Median Salary:$25,106

Greets visitors to offices, answers questions, and refers customers to appropriate staff.

Work Environment
Good
74/200
56.13
Stress
Medium
115/200
23.060
Projected Growth
Very Good
38/200
21.76
Construction Foreman
86
Overall Rating:
87/200
947
Median Salary:$84,200

Operates one or more machines used in extractive or construction work.

Work Environment
Poor
146/200
67.59
Stress
Very High
164/200
31.000
Projected Growth
Fair
90/200
15.60
Attorney
87
Overall Rating:
88/200
952
Median Salary:$113,219

Counsels clients in legal matters; using interpretation of laws and rulings to advise and represent businesses and individuals.

Work Environment
Very Poor
182/200
75.46
Stress
Very High
173/200
36.190
Projected Growth
Fair
116/200
11.29
Vending Machine Repairer
88
Overall Rating:
89/200
958
Median Salary:$30,147

Performs maintenance and repairs on coin-operated vending and amusement machines.

Work Environment
Fair
83/200
56.94
Stress
Very Low
16/200
11.470
Projected Growth
Very Good
39/200
21.57
Nurse (Licensed Practical)
89
Overall Rating:
90/200
960
Median Salary:$40,087

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

Work Environment
Poor
145/200
67.00
Stress
High
137/200
25.870
Projected Growth
Good
44/200
21.27
Funeral Director
90
Overall Rating:
91/200
961
Median Salary:$54,230

Prepares bodies for burial, and arranges and directs funerals.

Work Environment
Very Poor
164/200
70.77
Stress
High
157/200
29.300
Projected Growth
Good
54/200
19.50
Set Designer
91
Overall Rating:
92/200
968
Median Salary:$47,223

Plans and assembles theatrical sets for film, television and stage productions.

Work Environment
Good
42/200
52.25
Stress
Medium
84/200
19.230
Projected Growth
Poor
126/200
10.13
Elementary School Teacher
92
Overall Rating:
93/200
978
Median Salary:$52,135

Introduces children to the basics of mathematics, language, science, and social studies, and assists other aspects of child development.

Work Environment
Fair
104/200
60.35
Stress
High
146/200
27.350
Projected Growth
Fair
85/200
16.15
Clergy
93
Overall Rating:
93/200
978
Median Salary:$44,221

Leads a congregation in worship and other spiritual services, provides moral guidance to members, and participates in community outreach.

Work Environment
Poor
128/200
64.21
Stress
Medium
103/200
21.210
Projected Growth
Good
60/200
18.71
Chemist
94
Overall Rating:
95/200
979
Median Salary:$68,197

Develops substances through research of properties and composition; assists industry and individuals by study of chemical structures of products.

Work Environment
Good
61/200
54.91
Stress
Low
68/200
16.970
Projected Growth
Very Poor
171/200
2.77
Purchasing Agent
95
Overall Rating:
96/200
983
Median Salary:$57,163

Assesses an establishment's needs and available products, and buys raw materials, equipment and machinery, furniture, and other supplies accordingly.

Work Environment
Very Good
31/200
51.17
Stress
Medium
89/200
19.630
Projected Growth
Poor
157/200
5.93
Communications Equipment Mechanic
96
Overall Rating:
97/200
1,000
Median Salary:$56,132

Installs, repairs and maintains residential and commercial phone systems.

Work Environment
Fair
96/200
59.94
Stress
High
126/200
24.320
Projected Growth
Fair
106/200
13.72
Machine Tool Operator
97
Overall Rating:
98/200
1,028
Median Salary:$35,122

Operates computerized machines in the manufacture of industrial parts.

Work Environment
Fair
109/200
61.30
Stress
Very Low
39/200
14.220
Projected Growth
Good
62/200
18.42
Advertising Account Executive
98
Overall Rating:
99/200
1,030
Median Salary:$64,107

Negotiates to procure accounts, and supervises advertising campaigns for products, companies, and organizations.

Work Environment
Poor
155/200
69.10
Stress
Very High
185/200
41.070
Projected Growth
Fair
110/200
12.07
Automobile Body Repairer
99
Overall Rating:
100/200
1,035
Median Salary:$38,178

Mends cosmetic and structural damage to car, truck, and bus chassis.

Work Environment
Fair
114/200
61.85
Stress
Medium
81/200
18.780
Projected Growth
Good
64/200
18.18