THIS IS THE 2013 VERSION OF OUR REPORT. CLICK HERE TO READ THE 2014 JOBS RATED REPORT.
Our annual Jobs Rated report celebrates its Silver Anniversary this year, 25 years removed from its inception in 1988.
From the outset, the Jobs Rated report has generated a lot of attention primarily because most Americans spend more time on the job than they do on anything else, and knowing how their job ranks against other jobs is compelling information. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates the average employee spends more than two-thirds of his or her day at work or on work-related activities. That’s more time than we spend sleeping or raising our children.
The findings we present here are more than just curiosities. Unlike many other facets of life, the jobs we work at are choices we make; ones we can stick with or change. Therefore the “measure” of a job can tell us a lot about the quality of our lives.
- 2013 Jobs Rated Report
- The 10 Best Jobs of 2013
- The 10 Worst Jobs of 2013
- 2013 Jobs Rated Methodology
No two work experiences are guaranteed to be alike, and different career paths cater to unique skills and interests. Ultimately, only the individual can determine the best job for her or his abilities and passions. However, the Jobs Rated report exists as a road map for determining the career field that is right for you.
Interprets statistics to determine probabilities of accidents, sickness, and death, and loss of property from theft and natural disasters.
Anazlyes and design solutions to problems in biology and medicine, with the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care.
Researches, designs, develops and maintains software systems along with hardware development for medical, scientific, and industrial purposes.
Diagnoses and treats hearing problems by attempting to discover the range, nature, and degree of hearing function.
Related to careers in portfolio management, the financial planner offers a broad range of services aimed at assisting individuals in managing and planning their financial future.
Clean teeth, examine patients for oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventative dental care. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health.
Develops individualized programs of activity for mentally, physically, developmentally and emotionally impaired persons, to aid them in achieving self-reliance.
Diagnoses visual disorders and prescribes and administers corrective and rehabilitative treatments.
Plans and directs treatment to improve mobility and alleviate pain in persons disabled by injury or disease.
Develops computer systems for businesses and scientific institutions.
Treats physical problems by manipulating various parts of the body, especially the spinal column.
Assesses hearing, speech, and language disabilities and provides treatment. Assists individuals with communication disorders through diagnostic techniques.
Assesses, plans, or implements fitness programs that include exercise or physical activities such as those designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility.
Instructs students in a wide variety of academic and vocational subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.
Administers to the care of animals through the use of preventative and diagnostic techniques.
Assesses patients' dietary needs, plans menus, and instructs patients and their families about proper nutritional care.
Advises physicians and patients on the affects of drugs and medications; prepares and dispenses prescriptions.
Applies mathematical theories and formulas to teach or solve problems in a business, educational, or industrial climate.
Studies human behavior by examining the interaction of social groups and institutions.
Tabulates, analyzes, and interprets the numeric results of experiments and surveys.