Jobs Rated 2013: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Jobs Rated 2013: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Maid
181
Overall Rating:
181/200
907
Median Salary:$19,088

May perform a variety of services, including cleaning and upkeep for residential and institutional employers.

Work Environment
Fair
91/200
56.00
Stress
Low
70/200
18.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
180/200
-3.02
Butcher
182
Overall Rating:
182/200
910
Median Salary:$28,150

Prepares meat for sale to distributors, supermarket customers, and other consumers.

Work Environment
Poor
127/200
62.00
Stress
Low
79/200
19.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
174/200
-1.40
Fashion Designer
183
Overall Rating:
182/200
910
Median Salary:$65,288

Creates original clothing, accessories, and footwear, as well as sketching designs, select fabrics and patterns, and give instructions on how to make the products designed.

Work Environment
Poor
127/200
62.00
Stress
Very High
172/200
36.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
180/200
-3.02
Broadcaster
184
Overall Rating:
184/200
931
Median Salary:$27,335

Prepares and delivers news and related presentations over the air on radio and television.

Work Environment
Very Poor
165/200
69.00
Stress
Very High
189/200
45.000
Projected Growth
Poor
132/200
5.45
Waiter/Waitress
185
Overall Rating:
185/200
934
Median Salary:$19,088

Takes customer orders, serves food and drink, and prepares meal checks.

Work Environment
Very Poor
180/200
72.00
Stress
Very Low
32/200
14.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
171/200
-0.02
Tax Preparer
186
Overall Rating:
186/200
935
Median Salary:$32,274

Prepares tax returns for individuals or small businesses.

Work Environment
Good
78/200
54.00
Stress
High
126/200
25.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
187/200
-5.52
Dishwasher
187
Overall Rating:
187/200
943
Median Salary:$18,044

Cleans the plates, glasses and silverware used by patrons of an eating establishment, and the pots, pans and cooking utensils used by chefs.

Work Environment
Poor
138/200
64.00
Stress
Very Low
32/200
14.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
189/200
-6.46
Photojournalist
188
Overall Rating:
188/200
949
Median Salary:$54,112

Photographs and/or videotapes newsworthy events for publication in newspapers and magazines.

Work Environment
Poor
144/200
65.00
Stress
Very High
193/200
47.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
172/200
-0.78
Corrections Officer
189
Overall Rating:
189/200
955
Median Salary:$39,156

Supervises inmates' activities and enforces regulations in jails, prisons, and other correctional facilities.

Work Environment
Very Poor
183/200
73.00
Stress
Very High
165/200
31.000
Projected Growth
Poor
158/200
2.66
Farmer
190
Overall Rating:
190/200
968
Median Salary:$65,250

Manages the successful operation of a crop, livestock, dairy, or poultry farm.

Work Environment
Very Poor
188/200
78.00
Stress
High
137/200
26.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
193/200
-7.40
Flight Attendant
191
Overall Rating:
191/200
970
Median Salary:$38,148

Tends to the care, safety and comfort of passengers on commercial and corporate aircraft.

Work Environment
Fair
118/200
60.00
Stress
Very High
188/200
44.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
175/200
-1.42
Roofer
192
Overall Rating:
192/200
971
Median Salary:$35,173

Installs roofs on new buildings, performs repairs on old roofs, and re-roofs old buildings.

Work Environment
Very Poor
165/200
69.00
Stress
Very High
161/200
30.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
163/200
1.83
Mail Carrier
193
Overall Rating:
193/200
972
Median Salary:$55,043

Delivers and collects mail along prearranged rural and urban routes.

Work Environment
Very Poor
171/200
70.00
Stress
Medium
111/200
23.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
200/200
-27.47
Meter Reader
194
Overall Rating:
194/200
975
Median Salary:$35,168

Monitors public utility meters, and records volume of consumption by customers.

Work Environment
Poor
127/200
62.00
Stress
Medium
94/200
21.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
198/200
-19.22
Dairy Farmer
195
Overall Rating:
195/200
976
Median Salary:$65,250

Directs and takes part in activities involved in the raising of cattle for milk production.

Work Environment
Very Poor
190/200
79.00
Stress
High
142/200
27.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
193/200
-7.40
Oil Rig Worker
196
Overall Rating:
196/200
979
Median Salary:$33,136

Performs routine physical labor and maintenance on oil rigs and pipelines, both on and off shore.

Work Environment
Very Poor
198/200
92.00
Stress
High
137/200
26.000
Projected Growth
Poor
159/200
2.46
Actor
197
Overall Rating:
197/200
995
Median Salary:$51,112

Entertains, informs, and instructs audiences by interpreting dramatic roles on stage, film, television, or radio.

Work Environment
Fair
107/200
58.00
Stress
Very High
189/200
45.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
199/200
-23.78
Enlisted Military Personnel
198
Overall Rating:
198/200
1,009
Median Salary:$37,272

From serving food in the mess hall to fighting a battle on the front line to avoiding land mines along the path to a village, the duties a soldier carries out have very different levels of responsibility.

Work Environment
Very Poor
200/200
104.00
Stress
Very High
200/200
84.000
Projected Growth
Poor
156/200
2.82
Lumberjack
199
Overall Rating:
199/200
1,117
Median Salary:$33,124

Fells, cuts, and transports timber to be processed into lumber, paper, and other wood products.

Work Environment
Very Poor
176/200
71.00
Stress
Very High
184/200
40.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
197/200
-10.66
Reporter (Newspaper)
200
Overall Rating:
200/200
1,120
Median Salary:$35,275

Covers newsworthy events for a print newspaper company..

Work Environment
Very Poor
192/200
85.00
Stress
Very High
191/200
46.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
196/200
-10.15