Jobs Rated 2013: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Jobs Rated 2013: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Architect
61
Overall Rating:
61/200
476
Median Salary:$73,170

Plans and designs spaces to be constructed or remodeled according to specifications of clients.

Work Environment
Very Poor
165/200
69.00
Stress
Very High
180/200
39.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
25/200
23.80
Event Coordinator
62
Overall Rating:
62/200
477
Median Salary:$46,193

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

Work Environment
Poor
160/200
68.00
Stress
Very High
196/200
49.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
2/200
40.03
Occupational Safety/Health Inspector
63
Overall Rating:
63/200
478
Median Salary:$66,140

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

Work Environment
Good
56/200
52.00
Stress
Low
63/200
17.000
Projected Growth
Fair
99/200
11.50
Loan Officer
64
Overall Rating:
64/200
479
Median Salary:$58,259

Loan officers help people apply for loans. This lets people do things like buy a house or a car, or pay for college.

Work Environment
Very Good
35/200
49.00
Stress
Very Low
32/200
14.000
Projected Growth
Fair
109/200
9.69
Nuclear Decontamination Technician
65
Overall Rating:
65/200
480
Median Salary:$38,164

Cleanses nuclear power plant equipment and personnel of irradiated material.

Work Environment
Fair
113/200
59.00
Stress
Very High
171/200
34.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
19/200
24.74
Plumber
66
Overall Rating:
66/200
481
Median Salary:$48,193

Builds and repairs water, waste disposal, drainage and gas delivery systems for residential, commercial and industrial structures.

Work Environment
Fair
113/200
59.00
Stress
Medium
103/200
22.000
Projected Growth
Good
49/200
18.03
Medical Technologist
67
Overall Rating:
67/200
493
Median Salary:$57,095

Performs lab analysis for diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Work Environment
Good
49/200
51.00
Stress
Low
45/200
15.000
Projected Growth
Fair
106/200
10.05
Stenographer/Court Reporter
68
Overall Rating:
68/200
503
Median Salary:$49,254

Transcribes testimony, judicial decisions, and other proceedings of a court of law.

Work Environment
Very Good
35/200
49.00
Stress
Low
70/200
18.000
Projected Growth
Fair
95/200
11.64
Recruiter
69
Overall Rating:
69/200
507
Median Salary:$50,070

Interviews prospective employees, administers tests, and provides information about company policies and available jobs.

Work Environment
Fair
91/200
56.00
Stress
Low
70/200
18.000
Projected Growth
Good
77/200
13.80
Biologist
70
Overall Rating:
70/200
510
Median Salary:$71,159

Studies the relationship of plants and animals to their environment.

Work Environment
Very Good
23/200
48.00
Stress
Very Low
32/200
14.000
Projected Growth
Poor
131/200
5.69
Bookkeeper
71
Overall Rating:
71/200
513
Median Salary:$35,152

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

Work Environment
Very Good
9/200
46.00
Stress
Very Low
15/200
12.000
Projected Growth
Fair
110/200
9.62
Medical Laboratory Technician
72
Overall Rating:
72/200
517
Median Salary:$37,128

Conducts routine laboratory tests and analysis used in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.

Work Environment
Good
56/200
52.00
Stress
Very Low
5/200
9.000
Projected Growth
Fair
105/200
10.38
Public Relations Executive
73
Overall Rating:
73/200
526
Median Salary:$93,252

Helps governmental bodies, businesses and individuals maintain a positive image with the public.

Work Environment
Very Poor
171/200
70.00
Stress
Very High
195/200
48.000
Projected Growth
Good
43/200
19.62
Insurance Underwriter
74
Overall Rating:
73/200
526
Median Salary:$61,182

Assesses and analyzes the risks inherent in insuring potential policy holders before making recommendations to the insurance companies that employ them.

Work Environment
Very Good
9/200
46.00
Stress
Low
52/200
16.000
Projected Growth
Poor
127/200
5.92
Executive Assistant
75
Overall Rating:
75/200
533
Median Salary:$46,137

Provides high-level administrative support to executives by performing functions such as preparing reports, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings.

Work Environment
Very Good
7/200
45.00
Stress
Low
45/200
15.000
Projected Growth
Poor
122/200
7.47
Electrician
76
Overall Rating:
76/200
534
Median Salary:$49,177

Maps layout and installs and repairs electrical wiring and fixtures.

Work Environment
Fair
118/200
60.00
Stress
Medium
87/200
20.000
Projected Growth
Good
73/200
13.87
Automobile Body Repairer
77
Overall Rating:
77/200
540
Median Salary:$38,183

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

Work Environment
Fair
91/200
56.00
Stress
Low
70/200
18.000
Projected Growth
Fair
81/200
12.93
Insurance Agent
78
Overall Rating:
78/200
541
Median Salary:$47,342

Sells insurance and advises clients about amount and type of coverage based on needs and circumstances.

Work Environment
Poor
138/200
64.00
Stress
Very High
172/200
36.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
38/200
20.52
Judge
79
Overall Rating:
79/200
544
Median Salary:$120,394

Arbitrates legal matters coming under the jurisdiction of the federal government, using a thorough knowledge of federal statutes and legal precedent.

Work Environment
Fair
91/200
56.00
Stress
Medium
87/200
20.000
Projected Growth
Fair
118/200
8.04
Nuclear Engineer
80
Overall Rating:
80/200
547
Median Salary:$102,121

Conducts research, designs, and monitors the operation and maintenance of nuclear reactors and power plant equipment.

Work Environment
Very Good
23/200
48.00
Stress
Very High
169/200
32.000
Projected Growth
Fair
111/200
9.31