Jobs Rated 2014: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Jobs Rated 2014: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Dentist
61
Overall Rating:
62/200
332
Median Salary:$146,340

Examines, cleans, and repairs teeth, and diagnoses and treats diseases and abnormalities of the mouth.

Work Environment
Poor
156/200
156.00
Stress
Medium
116/200
116.000
Projected Growth
Good
54/200
147.00
Chemist
62
Overall Rating:
63/200
333
Median Salary:$72,350

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

Work Environment
Good
73/200
75.00
Stress
Low
65/200
63.000
Projected Growth
Poor
146/200
57.00
Management Consultant
63
Overall Rating:
64/200
334
Median Salary:$78,600

Researches and analyzes information in order to make recommendations to managers. Their tasks may vary from client to client.

Work Environment
Fair
101/200
102.00
Stress
High
146/200
147.000
Projected Growth
Good
47/200
154.00
Agricultural Scientist
64
Overall Rating:
65/200
337
Median Salary:$58,610

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
57/200
58.00
Stress
Medium
84/200
82.000
Projected Growth
Poor
121/200
83.00
Mechanical Engineer
65
Overall Rating:
66/200
341
Median Salary:$80,580

Develops mechanical products and coordinates the operation and repair of power-using and power-producing machinery.

Work Environment
Fair
101/200
102.00
Stress
Low
55/200
55.000
Projected Growth
Poor
150/200
52.00
Occupational Safety/Health Inspector
65
Overall Rating:
66/200
341
Median Salary:$66,790

Examines places of business to ensure that equipment and work conditions do not endanger the health and safety of employees.

Work Environment
Good
73/200
75.00
Stress
Low
70/200
68.000
Projected Growth
Poor
143/200
61.00
Insurance Underwriter
67
Overall Rating:
68/200
342
Median Salary:$62,870

Assesses and analyzes the risks inherent in insuring potential policy holders before making recommendations to the insurance companies that employ them.

Work Environment
Very Good
19/200
20.00
Stress
Low
63/200
62.000
Projected Growth
Fair
104/200
100.00
Tax Preparer
68
Overall Rating:
69/200
344
Median Salary:$50,440

Prepares tax returns for individuals or small businesses. 

Work Environment
Good
55/200
56.00
Stress
High
130/200
131.000
Projected Growth
Fair
95/200
105.00
Anthropologist
69
Overall Rating:
70/200
351
Median Salary:$57,420

Studies the social customs, language, and physical attributes of people throughout the world.

Work Environment
Good
80/200
82.00
Stress
High
139/200
140.000
Projected Growth
Good
45/200
157.00
Respiratory Therapist
69
Overall Rating:
70/200
351
Median Salary:$55,870

Treats and rehabilitates patients suffering from cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) ailments which interfere with normal breathing.

Work Environment
Poor
131/200
130.00
Stress
Medium
90/200
88.000
Projected Growth
Good
43/200
158.00
Archeologist
71
Overall Rating:
72/200
352
Median Salary:$57,420

Studies the origin, development, and behavior of human beings, past and present.

Work Environment
Good
80/200
82.00
Stress
High
140/200
141.000
Projected Growth
Good
45/200
157.00
Broadcast Technician
72
Overall Rating:
73/200
354
Median Salary:$41,200

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

Work Environment
Very Good
38/200
39.00
Stress
Low
74/200
72.000
Projected Growth
Fair
115/200
88.00
Dental Laboratory Technician
73
Overall Rating:
74/200
355
Median Salary:$36,440

Makes and repairs dentures, crowns, and orthodontic devices.

Work Environment
Good
49/200
48.00
Stress
Very Low
16/200
14.000
Projected Growth
Poor
131/200
72.00
Appliance Repairer
73
Overall Rating:
74/200
355
Median Salary:$35,150

Performs major and routine maintenance on a variety of electrical home appliances.

Work Environment
Fair
105/200
105.00
Stress
Very Low
27/200
26.000
Projected Growth
Good
70/200
130.00
Purchasing Agent
75
Overall Rating:
76/200
356
Median Salary:$55,450

Assesses an establishment's needs and available products, and buys raw materials, equipment and machinery, furniture, and other supplies accordingly.

Work Environment
Very Good
19/200
20.00
Stress
Medium
86/200
84.000
Projected Growth
Fair
91/200
108.00
Typist/Word Processor
76
Overall Rating:
77/200
359
Median Salary:$36,020

Prepares and edits typed or electronic copies of handwritten, printed, or magnetically recorded documents.

Work Environment
Very Good
11/200
11.00
Stress
Very Low
30/200
29.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
161/200
42.00
Online Sales Manager
76
Overall Rating:
77/200
359
Median Salary:$105,260

Directs online organizations' sales teams. They set sales goals, analyze data, and develop training programs for the organization’s sales representatives.

Work Environment
Poor
124/200
123.00
Stress
Medium
100/200
98.000
Projected Growth
Poor
125/200
78.00
Physician (General Practice)
78
Overall Rating:
79/200
360
Median Salary:$187,200

Performs examinations, diagnoses medical conditions, and prescribes treatment for individuals suffering from injury, discomfort or disease.

Work Environment
Very Poor
189/200
189.00
Stress
High
128/200
129.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
38/200
163.00
Recruiter
78
Overall Rating:
79/200
360
Median Salary:$56,360

Interviews prospective employees, administers tests, and provides information about company policies and available jobs.

Work Environment
Good
57/200
58.00
Stress
Low
79/200
77.000
Projected Growth
Poor
140/200
64.00
Social and Community Manager
80
Overall Rating:
81/200
361
Median Salary:$59,970

Coordinates and supervise social service programs and community organizations. They direct and lead staff who provide services to the public.

Work Environment
Poor
125/200
124.00
Stress
High
131/200
132.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
29/200
173.00