Jobs Rated 2013: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Jobs Rated 2013: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Stationary Engineer
161
Overall Rating:
161/200
834
Median Salary:$53,127

Controls stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or for industrial purposes.

Work Environment
Poor
144/200
65.00
Stress
High
142/200
27.000
Projected Growth
Poor
149/200
3.37
Bank Teller
162
Overall Rating:
162/200
839
Median Salary:$25,079

Responsible for accurately processing routine transactions at a bank, including cashing checks, depositing money, and collecting loan payments.

Work Environment
Fair
86/200
55.00
Stress
Very Low
15/200
12.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
182/200
-3.11
Seaman
163
Overall Rating:
163/200
844
Median Salary:$37,164

Operates and maintains ships that take cargo and people over water.

Work Environment
Very Poor
187/200
77.00
Stress
High
157/200
29.000
Projected Growth
Fair
120/200
7.74
Carpet/Tile Installer
164
Overall Rating:
164/200
846
Median Salary:$37,219

Verifies and maintains records on incoming and outgoing shipments, and prepares items for shipment. Duties include assembling, addressing, stamping, and shipping merchandise or material

Work Environment
Fair
101/200
57.00
Stress
Low
70/200
18.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
177/200
-1.71
Shipping/Receiving Clerk
165
Overall Rating:
165/200
849
Median Salary:$29,137

Monitors the movement of shipments of merchandise into and out of places of business.

Work Environment
Good
56/200
52.00
Stress
Very Low
32/200
14.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
191/200
-6.53
Police Officer
166
Overall Rating:
166/200
851
Median Salary:$54,166

Provides protection against crime, investigates criminal activity, and works with the public on crime-prevention measures.

Work Environment
Very Poor
193/200
87.00
Stress
Very High
186/200
43.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
166/200
1.42
Firefighter
167
Overall Rating:
167/200
853
Median Salary:$45,245

Protects individuals and saves lives and property from the ravages of fire.

Work Environment
Very Poor
199/200
100.00
Stress
Very High
197/200
60.000
Projected Growth
Fair
113/200
8.55
Publication Editor
168
Overall Rating:
168/200
854
Median Salary:$52,238

Plans and directs the editorial activities of various publications.

Work Environment
Good
67/200
53.00
Stress
High
126/200
25.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
187/200
-5.52
Cashier
169
Overall Rating:
169/200
863
Median Salary:$19,069

Handles payments from customers purchasing goods and services.

Work Environment
Good
78/200
54.00
Stress
Very Low
15/200
12.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
185/200
-5.21
Air Traffic Controller
170
Overall Rating:
170/200
867
Median Salary:$114,173

Manages and controls all air traffic at the airort and within the air space near an airport. They also direct the movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers according to established

Work Environment
Poor
156/200
67.00
Stress
High
148/200
28.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
183/200
-3.62
Construction Worker
171
Overall Rating:
171/200
869
Median Salary:$35,173

Assists construction trade workers by performing a wide variety of tasks requiring physical labor.

Work Environment
Very Poor
184/200
74.00
Stress
High
157/200
29.000
Projected Growth
Fair
89/200
12.02
Photographer
172
Overall Rating:
171/200
869
Median Salary:$29,288

Uses shutter-operated cameras and photographic emulsions to visually portray a variety of subjects.

Work Environment
Fair
91/200
56.00
Stress
High
148/200
28.000
Projected Growth
Poor
146/200
3.98
Seamstress/Tailor
173
Overall Rating:
173/200
874
Median Salary:$26,150

Sews, joins, reinforces, or finishes clothing or other items, and may create new pieces of clothing from patterns and designs or alter existing garments to fit customers better.

Work Environment
Fair
107/200
58.00
Stress
Very Low
1/200
6.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
195/200
-8.40
Painter
174
Overall Rating:
174/200
875
Median Salary:$35,161

Applies paint, stain, and coatings to walls, buildings, bridges, and other structures.

Work Environment
Poor
138/200
64.00
Stress
Very High
165/200
31.000
Projected Growth
Poor
137/200
4.71
Automobile Assembler
175
Overall Rating:
175/200
879
Median Salary:$26,167

Assembles both finished products and the parts that go into automobiles.

Work Environment
Fair
101/200
57.00
Stress
Medium
94/200
21.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
164/200
1.77
Precision Assembler
176
Overall Rating:
176/200
880
Median Salary:$30,119

Works on sub-assembly or final assembly of products such as machinery, electronic equipment, or aircraft.

Work Environment
Fair
91/200
56.00
Stress
Low
52/200
16.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
188/200
-5.71
Buyer
177
Overall Rating:
177/200
888
Median Salary:$50,203

Orders merchandise and maintains inventory control for wholesale and retail sales firms.

Work Environment
Very Poor
171/200
70.00
Stress
Very High
176/200
37.000
Projected Growth
Poor
145/200
4.13
Dockworker
178
Overall Rating:
178/200
894
Median Salary:$40,209

Loads and unloads cargo from vessels, routes cargo to proper locations.

Work Environment
Poor
138/200
64.00
Stress
High
126/200
25.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
167/200
1.19
Disc Jockey
179
Overall Rating:
179/200
900
Median Salary:$27,335

Selects and plays records or tapes; comments on areas of interest to a particular radio audience.

Work Environment
Poor
138/200
64.00
Stress
High
157/200
29.000
Projected Growth
Poor
141/200
4.45
Military General
180
Overall Rating:
180/200
902
Median Salary:$162,054

As a high-ranking leader in their branch of the armed forces, they command troops through military training operations and into battle.

Work Environment
Very Poor
193/200
87.00
Stress
Very High
199/200
65.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
168/200
0.64