Jobs Rated 2013: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Jobs Rated 2013: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Jeweler
141
Overall Rating:
141/200
770
Median Salary:$34,226

Manufactures and repairs rings, bracelets, pins, and necklaces using precious or semi-precious metals and stones.

Work Environment
Very Good
23/200
48.00
Stress
Very Low
4/200
8.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
194/200
-8.37
Choreographer
142
Overall Rating:
141/200
770
Median Salary:$40,289

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

Work Environment
Poor
160/200
68.00
Stress
Very High
178/200
38.000
Projected Growth
Fair
101/200
10.99
Drill-Press Operator
143
Overall Rating:
143/200
774
Median Salary:$34,132

Builds a variety of products, such as cabinets and furniture

Work Environment
Fair
107/200
58.00
Stress
Very Low
10/200
11.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
166/200
1.42
Machine Tool Operator
144
Overall Rating:
144/200
778
Median Salary:$34,132

Operates computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces.

Work Environment
Fair
101/200
57.00
Stress
Very Low
32/200
14.000
Projected Growth
Poor
160/200
2.42
Sheet Metal Worker
145
Overall Rating:
145/200
779
Median Salary:$43,185

Fabricates or installs products that are made from thin metal sheets, such as ducts used for heating and air-conditioning.

Work Environment
Very Poor
165/200
69.00
Stress
High
148/200
28.000
Projected Growth
Fair
112/200
8.95
Taxi Driver
146
Overall Rating:
146/200
782
Median Salary:$23,118

Operates a taxi cab over the streets and roads of a municipality, picking up and dropping off passengers by request.

Work Environment
Very Poor
195/200
88.00
Stress
Very High
191/200
46.000
Projected Growth
Good
70/200
14.28
Carpenter
147
Overall Rating:
147/200
784
Median Salary:$40,188

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

Work Environment
Poor
127/200
62.00
Stress
High
148/200
28.000
Projected Growth
Poor
125/200
6.98
Artist
148
Overall Rating:
147/200
784
Median Salary:$45,374

Creates artwork independently, usually in the form of painting, drawing, sculpture, or other visual mediums.

Work Environment
Good
78/200
54.00
Stress
Medium
111/200
23.000
Projected Growth
Poor
155/200
2.84
Aircraft Mechanic
149
Overall Rating:
149/200
786
Median Salary:$55,111

Performs scheduled inspections, maintenance and repairs on commercial and private aircraft.

Work Environment
Poor
127/200
62.00
Stress
High
142/200
27.000
Projected Growth
Poor
143/200
4.21
Bartender
150
Overall Rating:
150/200
795
Median Salary:$19,100

Mixes and serves drinks to customers of a tavern, restaurant, or lounge.

Work Environment
Fair
118/200
60.00
Stress
Very Low
25/200
13.000
Projected Growth
Poor
151/200
3.10
Electrical Equipment Repairer
151
Overall Rating:
151/200
798
Median Salary:$50,124

Installs, repairs, or replaces a variety of electrical equipment in telecommunications, transportation, utilities, and other industries.

Work Environment
Fair
86/200
55.00
Stress
Low
52/200
16.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
184/200
-3.66
Real Estate Agent
152
Overall Rating:
152/200
799
Median Salary:$39,365

Helps clients buy, sell, and rent properties. Brokers and agents do the same type of work, but brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses.

Work Environment
Very Poor
165/200
69.00
Stress
Very High
178/200
38.000
Projected Growth
Fair
108/200
9.75
Janitor
153
Overall Rating:
153/200
801
Median Salary:$22,124

Cleans offices and other spaces within buildings, and keeps areas in good condition.

Work Environment
Good
67/200
53.00
Stress
Low
45/200
15.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
162/200
2.34
Engineering Technician
154
Overall Rating:
154/200
802
Median Salary:$51,127

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

Work Environment
Good
56/200
52.00
Stress
Medium
111/200
23.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
176/200
-1.63
Corporate Executive (Senior)
155
Overall Rating:
155/200
804
Median Salary:$167,146

Formulates the policies and directs the operations of private and publicly-held companies.

Work Environment
Very Poor
185/200
76.00
Stress
Very High
193/200
47.000
Projected Growth
Poor
139/200
4.56
Author
156
Overall Rating:
156/200
812
Median Salary:$56,314

Creates fiction and non-fiction books, either on assignment from editors, or independently.

Work Environment
Fair
118/200
60.00
Stress
Very High
161/200
30.000
Projected Growth
Poor
150/200
3.24
Bus Driver
157
Overall Rating:
157/200
813
Median Salary:$36,171

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

Work Environment
Poor
160/200
68.00
Stress
High
126/200
25.000
Projected Growth
Poor
126/200
6.81
Welder
158
Overall Rating:
158/200
817
Median Salary:$36,129

Joins or repairs metal surfaces through the application of heat.

Work Environment
Poor
156/200
67.00
Stress
Medium
111/200
23.000
Projected Growth
Poor
133/200
5.39
Hotel Manager
159
Overall Rating:
159/200
826
Median Salary:$47,197

Oversees the successful and profitable operation of hotels and motels.

Work Environment
Poor
144/200
65.00
Stress
Medium
103/200
22.000
Projected Growth
Poor
152/200
3.07
Garbage Collector
160
Overall Rating:
160/200
830
Median Salary:$32,195

Collects refuse on a designated municipal route, and transports trash to disposal plants or landfill areas.

Work Environment
Very Poor
171/200
70.00
Stress
Medium
111/200
23.000
Projected Growth
Poor
124/200
7.05