Jobs Rated 2014: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Jobs Rated 2014: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Meteorologist
21
Overall Rating:
22/200
205
Median Salary:$89,260

Studies the physical characteristics, motions and processes of the earth's atmosphere.

Work Environment
Very Good
25/200
26.00
Stress
Low
44/200
45.000
Projected Growth
Fair
109/200
95.00
Physicist
22
Overall Rating:
23/200
207
Median Salary:$106,360

Researches and develops theories concerning the physical forces of nature.

Work Environment
Very Good
27/200
28.00
Stress
Low
66/200
64.000
Projected Growth
Fair
105/200
99.00
Medical Records Technician
23
Overall Rating:
24/200
208
Median Salary:$34,160

Maintains complete, accurate, and up-to-date medical records for use in treatment, billing, and statistical surveys.

Work Environment
Very Good
9/200
9.00
Stress
Very Low
8/200
8.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
31/200
171.00
Medical Technologist
24
Overall Rating:
25/200
214
Median Salary:$47,820

Performs lab analysis for diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Work Environment
Good
43/200
42.00
Stress
Low
52/200
53.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
37/200
164.00
Civil Engineer
25
Overall Rating:
26/200
228
Median Salary:$79,340

Supervises and outlines the building of roads, bridges, tunnels, and buildings.

Work Environment
Good
41/200
41.00
Stress
Very Low
14/200
13.000
Projected Growth
Poor
133/200
71.00
Computer Programmer
26
Overall Rating:
27/200
229
Median Salary:$74,280

Organizes and lists the instructions for computers to process data and solve problems in logical order.

Work Environment
Good
41/200
41.00
Stress
Very Low
14/200
13.000
Projected Growth
Poor
133/200
71.00
Interpreter/Translator
27
Overall Rating:
28/200
230
Median Salary:$45,430

Convert information from one language into another language. Interpreters work in spoken or sign language; translators work in written language.

Work Environment
Very Good
5/200
5.00
Stress
Medium
106/200
106.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
2/200
198.00
Web Developer
27
Overall Rating:
28/200
230
Median Salary:$62,500

Creating and maintaining layout, navigation, and interactivity of intranet and internet websites.

Work Environment
Very Good
18/200
19.00
Stress
Medium
107/200
107.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
36/200
165.00
Podiatrist
29
Overall Rating:
30/200
232
Median Salary:$116,440

Diagnoses and treats problems of the feet, through corrective devices, medication, therapy, and surgery.

Work Environment
Poor
130/200
129.00
Stress
Low
76/200
74.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
18/200
183.00
Sociologist
30
Overall Rating:
31/200
234
Median Salary:$74,960

Studies human behavior by examining the interaction of social groups and institutions.

Work Environment
Good
54/200
54.00
Stress
Medium
82/200
80.000
Projected Growth
Good
57/200
144.00
Physiologist
31
Overall Rating:
32/200
236
Median Salary:$46,020

Assesses, plans, or implements fitness programs that include exercise or physical activities such as those designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility.

Work Environment
Very Good
6/200
6.00
Stress
Low
49/200
50.000
Projected Growth
Poor
122/200
81.00
Technical Writer
32
Overall Rating:
33/200
239
Median Salary:$65,500

Transforms scientific and technical information into readily understandable language.

Work Environment
Very Good
15/200
16.00
Stress
Low
78/200
76.000
Projected Growth
Fair
83/200
116.00
Pharmacist
33
Overall Rating:
34/200
240
Median Salary:$116,670

Advises physicians and patients on the affects of drugs and medications; prepares and dispenses prescriptions.

Work Environment
Fair
105/200
105.00
Stress
Low
50/200
51.000
Projected Growth
Good
73/200
127.00
Chiropractor
34
Overall Rating:
35/200
243
Median Salary:$66,160

Treats physical problems by manipulating various parts of the body, especially the spinal column.

Work Environment
Fair
98/200
100.00
Stress
Very Low
33/200
32.000
Projected Growth
Good
53/200
149.00
Paralegal
35
Overall Rating:
36/200
248
Median Salary:$46,990

Assists attorneys in preparation of legal documents; collection of depositions and affidavits; and investigation, research and analysis of legal issues.

Work Environment
Fair
98/200
100.00
Stress
Low
61/200
60.000
Projected Growth
Good
61/200
140.00
Geologist
36
Overall Rating:
37/200
254
Median Salary:$90,890

Studies and analyzes the physical properties of the earth's surface, adding to our knowledge of oil and gas exploration techniques.

Work Environment
Good
73/200
75.00
Stress
Medium
105/200
105.000
Projected Growth
Good
50/200
151.00
Astronomer
36
Overall Rating:
37/200
254
Median Salary:$106,360

Uses principles of physics and mathematics to understand the workings of the universe.

Work Environment
Good
79/200
81.00
Stress
Medium
98/200
96.000
Projected Growth
Good
63/200
138.00
Librarian
38
Overall Rating:
39/200
258
Median Salary:$55,370

Selects and organizes materials to make information available to the public.

Work Environment
Very Good
24/200
25.00
Stress
Very Low
9/200
9.000
Projected Growth
Poor
135/200
69.00
Optician
39
Overall Rating:
40/200
262
Median Salary:$33,330

Fills lens prescriptions, and fits eyeglasses and contact lenses.

Work Environment
Very Good
25/200
26.00
Stress
Low
48/200
49.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
23/200
179.00
Accountant
40
Overall Rating:
41/200
263
Median Salary:$63,550

Prepares and analyzes financial reports to assist managers in business, industry and government.

Work Environment
Very Good
29/200
30.00
Stress
Medium
89/200
87.000
Projected Growth
Good
79/200
120.00