Jobs Rated 2013: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Jobs Rated 2013: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Agricultural Scientist
121
Overall Rating:
121/200
660
Median Salary:$34,145

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
56/200
52.00
Stress
Low
79/200
19.000
Projected Growth
Poor
121/200
7.55
Recreation Worker
122
Overall Rating:
121/200
660
Median Salary:$22,129

Organizes and supervises a variety of leisure activities, including sports, arts, crafts, drama, singing, dancing, and story telling.

Work Environment
Fair
118/200
60.00
Stress
Medium
87/200
20.000
Projected Growth
Fair
86/200
12.39
Animal Care And Service Worker
123
Overall Rating:
123/200
664
Median Salary:$20,094

Cares for the needs of animals; feeds, waters, grooms, bathes, and exercises pets and other nonfarm animals. Job tasks vary by position and place of work.

Work Environment
Poor
135/200
63.00
Stress
High
126/200
25.000
Projected Growth
Good
66/200
15.04
Advertising Account Executive
124
Overall Rating:
124/200
671
Median Salary:$67,070

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

Work Environment
Poor
144/200
65.00
Stress
Very High
184/200
40.000
Projected Growth
Fair
93/200
11.80
Chemist
125
Overall Rating:
125/200
680
Median Salary:$70,195

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

Work Environment
Good
49/200
51.00
Stress
Low
52/200
16.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
170/200
0.05
Construction Machinery Operator
126
Overall Rating:
125/200
680
Median Salary:$42,167

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

Work Environment
Poor
156/200
67.00
Stress
Medium
111/200
23.000
Projected Growth
Fair
94/200
11.77
Purchasing Manager
127
Overall Rating:
127/200
681
Median Salary:$97,173

Buys products for organizations to use or resell, and evaluates suppliers, negotiate contracts, and review product quality.

Work Environment
Fair
118/200
60.00
Stress
High
148/200
28.000
Projected Growth
Poor
128/200
5.83
Broadcast Technician
128
Overall Rating:
128/200
683
Median Salary:$37,317

Runs and maintains the equipment used to transmit radio and television messages.

Work Environment
Good
67/200
53.00
Stress
Low
70/200
18.000
Projected Growth
Poor
134/200
5.27
Airline Pilot
129
Overall Rating:
129/200
685
Median Salary:$106,228

Flies and navigates airplanes or helicopters. Airline pilots fly for airlines that transport people and cargo on a fixed schedule.

Work Environment
Poor
160/200
68.00
Stress
Very High
197/200
60.000
Projected Growth
Fair
105/200
10.38
Nurse's Aide
130
Overall Rating:
130/200
686
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
Poor
127/200
62.00
Stress
Medium
103/200
22.000
Projected Growth
Fair
87/200
12.04
Medical Secretary
131
Overall Rating:
131/200
691
Median Salary:$30,984

Performs secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures.

Work Environment
Very Good
23/200
48.00
Stress
Very Low
25/200
13.000
Projected Growth
Poor
154/200
2.94
Electrical Technician
132
Overall Rating:
132/200
717
Median Salary:$57,141

Applies electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.

Work Environment
Good
56/200
52.00
Stress
Very Low
10/200
11.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
190/200
-6.49
Conservationist
133
Overall Rating:
133/200
721
Median Salary:$23,165

Conducts research into range problems, and manages range lands to make efficient use of livestock and wildlife without destroying their habitat.

Work Environment
Good
78/200
54.00
Stress
Very Low
32/200
14.000
Projected Growth
Poor
136/200
4.75
Machinist
134
Overall Rating:
134/200
737
Median Salary:$43,156

Sets up and operate a variety of computer-controlled or mechanically-controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools.

Work Environment
Fair
107/200
58.00
Stress
Very Low
25/200
13.000
Projected Growth
Poor
158/200
2.66
Advertising Salesperson
135
Overall Rating:
135/200
747
Median Salary:$45,345

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

Work Environment
Very Poor
165/200
69.00
Stress
Very High
172/200
36.000
Projected Growth
Fair
97/200
11.55
Dental Laboratory Technician
136
Overall Rating:
136/200
749
Median Salary:$36,181

Makes and repairs dentures, crowns, and orthodontic devices.

Work Environment
Good
49/200
51.00
Stress
Very Low
10/200
11.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
181/200
-3.09
Child Care Worker
137
Overall Rating:
137/200
750
Median Salary:$19,088

Cares for children when parents and other family members are unavailable. Cares for children

Work Environment
Poor
144/200
65.00
Stress
High
126/200
25.000
Projected Growth
Fair
90/200
11.98
Film/Video Editor
138
Overall Rating:
138/200
751
Median Salary:$53,385

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

Work Environment
Good
45/200
50.00
Stress
Medium
87/200
20.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
173/200
-1.05
Furniture Upholsterer
139
Overall Rating:
139/200
759
Median Salary:$30,147

Builds new furniture and restores worn furniture using a thorough knowledge of fabrics and manufacturing techniques.

Work Environment
Good
49/200
51.00
Stress
Very Low
25/200
13.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
169/200
0.57
Salesperson (Retail)
140
Overall Rating:
140/200
761
Median Salary:$21,129

Helps customers find the products they want and process customers

Work Environment
Poor
127/200
62.00
Stress
Medium
94/200
21.000
Projected Growth
Fair
114/200
8.39