Jobs Rated 2013: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Jobs Rated 2013: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Construction Foreman
101
Overall Rating:
100/200
605
Median Salary:$84,192

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

Work Environment
Poor
138/200
64.00
Stress
Very High
161/200
30.000
Projected Growth
Fair
89/200
12.02
Automobile Mechanic
102
Overall Rating:
100/200
605
Median Salary:$36,186

Inspects, maintains, and repairs cars and light trucks.

Work Environment
Poor
144/200
65.00
Stress
High
126/200
25.000
Projected Growth
Good
60/200
15.96
Teacher's Aide
103
Overall Rating:
100/200
605
Median Salary:$24,118

Supervises elementary school students in the classroom, school yard, and in the cafeteria, operates audio-visual equipment, records grades, and prepares educational materials.

Work Environment
Very Good
35/200
49.00
Stress
Very Low
32/200
14.000
Projected Growth
Fair
116/200
8.28
Stockbroker
104
Overall Rating:
104/200
609
Median Salary:$72,484

Facilitates the purchase and sale of stocks, bonds, and other securities for individual and institutional clients.

Work Environment
Very Poor
171/200
70.00
Stress
Very High
180/200
39.000
Projected Growth
Good
67/200
14.94
Security Guard
105
Overall Rating:
105/200
612
Median Salary:$24,147

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

Work Environment
Fair
118/200
60.00
Stress
Low
52/200
16.000
Projected Growth
Fair
84/200
12.57
Fitness Trainer/instructor
106
Overall Rating:
106/200
623
Median Salary:$31,282

Leads, instructs, and motivates individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercise (exercises for the heart and blood system), strength training, and stretching.

Work Environment
Poor
144/200
65.00
Stress
Very High
180/200
39.000
Projected Growth
Good
41/200
19.92
Chauffeur
107
Overall Rating:
107/200
625
Median Salary:$23,118

Drives limousines or other vehicles to transport passengers to and from specified locations.

Work Environment
Poor
135/200
63.00
Stress
Medium
94/200
21.000
Projected Growth
Good
70/200
14.28
Truck Driver
108
Overall Rating:
108/200
626
Median Salary:$38,132

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

Work Environment
Poor
144/200
65.00
Stress
High
148/200
28.000
Projected Growth
Good
63/200
15.42
Purchasing Agent
109
Overall Rating:
109/200
627
Median Salary:$58,158

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

Work Environment
Good
49/200
51.00
Stress
Low
79/200
19.000
Projected Growth
Poor
138/200
4.68
Clergy
110
Overall Rating:
109/200
627
Median Salary:$44,225

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

Work Environment
Fair
113/200
59.00
Stress
Medium
94/200
21.000
Projected Growth
Fair
100/200
11.35
Typist/Word Processor
111
Overall Rating:
111/200
635
Median Salary:$34,109

Prepares and edits typed or electronic copies of handwritten, printed, or magnetically recorded documents.

Work Environment
Very Good
9/200
46.00
Stress
Very Low
25/200
13.000
Projected Growth
Poor
144/200
4.19
Forklift Operator
112
Overall Rating:
112/200
636
Median Salary:$42,192

Operates industrial trucks and tractors to move products and raw materials for manufacturing firms.

Work Environment
Very Good
35/200
49.00
Stress
Very Low
10/200
11.000
Projected Growth
Poor
153/200
3.02
Computer Service Technician
113
Overall Rating:
113/200
641
Median Salary:$36,164

Repairs malfunctions, maintains service according to manufacturers' schedules, and sometimes installs computers and peripheral equipment.

Work Environment
Fair
86/200
55.00
Stress
Very Low
15/200
12.000
Projected Growth
Poor
129/200
5.74
Architectural Drafter
114
Overall Rating:
114/200
646
Median Salary:$47,131

Prepares drawings according to the specifications of scientists, architects, and engineers.

Work Environment
Very Good
16/200
47.00
Stress
Low
63/200
17.000
Projected Growth
Poor
148/200
3.41
Appliance Repairer
115
Overall Rating:
114/200
646
Median Salary:$35,190

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

Work Environment
Good
56/200
52.00
Stress
Very Low
15/200
12.000
Projected Growth
Poor
135/200
5.00
Funeral Director
116
Overall Rating:
116/200
647
Median Salary:$53,234

Prepares bodies for burial, and arranges and directs funerals.

Work Environment
Poor
160/200
68.00
Stress
High
157/200
29.000
Projected Growth
Good
78/200
13.44
Attorney
117
Overall Rating:
117/200
650
Median Salary:$113,246

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

Work Environment
Very Poor
176/200
71.00
Stress
Very High
172/200
36.000
Projected Growth
Fair
96/200
11.56
Ironworker
118
Overall Rating:
118/200
653
Median Salary:$35,117

Raises the steel framework of buildings, bridges, and other structures.

Work Environment
Very Poor
185/200
76.00
Stress
Very High
165/200
31.000
Projected Growth
Good
48/200
18.27
Sales Representative (Wholesale)
119
Overall Rating:
119/200
654
Median Salary:$54,311

Sells goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations.

Work Environment
Very Poor
176/200
71.00
Stress
Very High
176/200
37.000
Projected Growth
Good
71/200
14.21
Economist
120
Overall Rating:
119/200
654
Median Salary:$91,210

Studies and analyzes the effects of resources such as land, labor, and raw materials, on costs and their relation to industry and government

Work Environment
Very Good
23/200
48.00
Stress
Low
63/200
17.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
178/200
-2.80