Jobs Rated 2012: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best to Worst

Jobs Rated 2012: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best to Worst

Emergency Medical Technician
120
Overall Rating:
121/200
1,164
Median Salary:$30,155

Attends to situations which demand immediate medical attention, such as automobile accidents, heart attacks, and gunshot wounds.

Work Environment
Very Poor
188/200
79.30
Stress
Very High
180/200
39.550
Projected Growth
Very Good
9/200
33.85
Film/Video Editor
121
Overall Rating:
122/200
1,165
Median Salary:$51,331

Supervises the filming and editing of motion pictures for entertainment, business, and educational purposes.

Work Environment
Fair
84/200
57.00
Stress
Medium
95/200
20.310
Projected Growth
Very Poor
169/200
3.51
Engineering Technician
122
Overall Rating:
122/200
1,165
Median Salary:$50,131

Assists engineers in planning, design, and development by applying a practical knowledge of civil, mechanical, or industrial engineering.

Work Environment
Good
71/200
55.89
Stress
Medium
118/200
23.310
Projected Growth
Very Poor
175/200
2.21
Fitness Trainer/Instructor
123
Overall Rating:
124/200
1,172
Median Salary:$31,271

Instructs or coaches groups or individuals in exercise activities and demonstrates the correct techniques and form.

Work Environment
Poor
133/200
65.00
Stress
Very High
191/200
45.710
Projected Growth
Very Good
24/200
24.71
Carpet/Tile Installer
124
Overall Rating:
125/200
1,173
Median Salary:$36,224

Lays tile or carpets in homes and businesses.

Work Environment
Fair
116/200
62.27
Stress
Low
77/200
18.240
Projected Growth
Fair
101/200
14.34
Air Traffic Controller
125
Overall Rating:
126/200
1,177
Median Salary:$108,207

Manages and controls all air traffic at the airort and within the air space near an airport. They also direct the movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers according to established

Work Environment
Very Poor
177/200
74.00
Stress
High
156/200
29.070
Projected Growth
Very Poor
189/200
-1.83
Carpenter
126
Overall Rating:
127/200
1,180
Median Salary:$40,188

Assists in the construction, repairing, and remodeling of buildings and other structures.

Work Environment
Poor
129/200
64.32
Stress
High
154/200
28.880
Projected Growth
Fair
82/200
16.48
Nurse's Aide
127
Overall Rating:
128/200
1,195
Median Salary:$24,094

Assists practical nurses in caring for patients. Nursing homes and hospitals are the primary employers of nurse's aides.

Work Environment
Fair
112/200
61.68
Stress
Medium
113/200
22.940
Projected Growth
Good
66/200
18.04
Truck Driver
128
Overall Rating:
129/200
1,197
Median Salary:$38,128

Operates 18-wheeled tractor-trailer, to transport durable and perishable goods from producers to

Work Environment
Poor
153/200
68.41
Stress
High
150/200
28.280
Projected Growth
Good
70/200
17.88
Corrections Officer
129
Overall Rating:
130/200
1,203
Median Salary:$39,158

Supervises inmates' activities and enforces regulations in jails, prisons, and other correctional facilities.

Work Environment
Very Poor
191/200
81.05
Stress
Very High
166/200
31.580
Projected Growth
Good
67/200
17.98
Bus Driver
130
Overall Rating:
131/200
1,207
Median Salary:$36,171

Transports passengers according to a specific schedule along metropolitan and community routes.

Work Environment
Poor
149/200
68.16
Stress
High
135/200
25.710
Projected Growth
Fair
107/200
12.51
Choreographer
131
Overall Rating:
133/200
1,214
Median Salary:$38,274

Instructs performers and develops and interprets routines for stage and other presentations.

Work Environment
Poor
157/200
69.25
Stress
Very High
178/200
38.740
Projected Growth
Fair
88/200
15.74
Agricultural Scientist
132
Overall Rating:
134/200
1,217
Median Salary:$33,141

Researches methods to improve quantity and quality of yields from farm crops and livestock, and attempts to find practical solutions to problems in agriculture.

Work Environment
Good
61/200
54.91
Stress
Medium
85/200
19.410
Projected Growth
Poor
121/200
10.81
Fashion Designer
133
Overall Rating:
135/200
1,219
Median Salary:$65,297

Designs articles or complete lines of clothing for men, women, or children.

Work Environment
Poor
134/200
65.25
Stress
Very High
175/200
36.970
Projected Growth
Very Poor
180/200
1.17
Tax Preparer
134
Overall Rating:
132/200
1,211
Median Salary:$31,256

Prepares and calculatse tax returns for individuals, couples and/or small businesses. They do not have the responsibilities nor the accrediation of a certified public accountant.

Work Environment
Very Good
28/200
51.00
Stress
High
134/200
25.560
Projected Growth
Poor
146/200
7.36
Dental Laboratory Technician
135
Overall Rating:
136/200
1,221
Median Salary:$35,181

Makes and repairs dentures, crowns, and orthodontic devices.

Work Environment
Good
53/200
53.90
Stress
Very Low
19/200
11.810
Projected Growth
Very Poor
179/200
1.61
Advertising Salesperson
136
Overall Rating:
137/200
1,227
Median Salary:$45,317

Negotiates contracts with clients for advertising in publications and on radio and television.

Work Environment
Very Poor
179/200
74.91
Stress
Very High
172/200
36.170
Projected Growth
Fair
103/200
14.17
High School Teacher
137
Overall Rating:
138/200
1,234
Median Salary:$53,137

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

Work Environment
Poor
140/200
66.00
Stress
High
147/200
27.370
Projected Growth
Poor
150/200
6.87
Salesperson (Retail)
138
Overall Rating:
139/200
1,235
Median Salary:$21,144

Provides courteous and efficient service to customers in retail stores.

Work Environment
Fair
105/200
60.83
Stress
Very High
176/200
37.040
Projected Growth
Fair
96/200
15.04
Machinist
139
Overall Rating:
140/200
1,242
Median Salary:$39,142

Operates machinery in manufacturing plants for fabrication of industrial parts.

Work Environment
Poor
122/200
63.30
Stress
Very Low
32/200
13.420
Projected Growth
Poor
142/200
7.92