Jobs Rated 2014: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Jobs Rated 2014: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Jeweler
81
Overall Rating:
82/200
362
Median Salary:$35,350

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

Work Environment
Very Good
12/200
12.00
Stress
Very Low
3/200
3.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
22/200
180.00
Judge
81
Overall Rating:
82/200
362
Median Salary:$102,980

Arbitrates legal matters coming under the jurisdiction of the federal government, using a thorough knowledge of federal statutes and legal precedent.

Work Environment
Fair
104/200
104.00
Stress
Medium
95/200
93.000
Projected Growth
Poor
157/200
46.00
Museum Curator
83
Overall Rating:
84/200
367
Median Salary:$44,410

Oversees collections, such as artwork and historic items, and may conduct public service activities for an institution. Prepares and restores objects and documents in museum collections and exhibits. 

Work Environment
Very Good
39/200
40.00
Stress
Medium
96/200
94.000
Projected Growth
Fair
113/200
90.00
Electrical Technician
84
Overall Rating:
85/200
368
Median Salary:$57,850

Applies electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.

Work Environment
Fair
85/200
87.00
Stress
Very Low
13/200
12.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
190/200
13.00
Electrical Engineer
85
Overall Rating:
86/200
377
Median Salary:$89,630

Conducts research and plans and directs design, testing, and manufacture of electrical equipment.

Work Environment
Good
62/200
64.00
Stress
Medium
114/200
114.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
171/200
31.00
Teacher's Aide
85
Overall Rating:
86/200
377
Median Salary:$23,640

Supervises elementary school students in the classroom, school yard, and in the cafeteria, operates audio-visual equipment, records grades, and prepares educational materials.

Work Environment
Very Good
16/200
17.00
Stress
Very Low
36/200
36.000
Projected Growth
Poor
144/200
59.00
Aerospace Engineer
87
Overall Rating:
88/200
378
Median Salary:$103,720

Designs, develops, and tests new technologies concerned with the manufacture of commercial and military aircraft and spacecraft.

Work Environment
Good
43/200
42.00
Stress
Medium
91/200
89.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
179/200
24.00
Physician Assistant
88
Overall Rating:
89/200
379
Median Salary:$90,930

Aids in the performance of essential procedures which free physicians to attend to more specialized aspects of their work.

Work Environment
Very Poor
181/200
181.00
Stress
Very High
168/200
168.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
4/200
196.00
Electrician
89
Overall Rating:
90/200
381
Median Salary:$49,480

Maps layout and installs and repairs electrical wiring and fixtures.

Work Environment
Poor
134/200
133.00
Stress
Medium
94/200
92.000
Projected Growth
Good
51/200
150.00
Social Worker
89
Overall Rating:
90/200
381
Median Salary:$44,200

Assists individuals, families, and groups in need of counseling and special social services.

Work Environment
Fair
87/200
89.00
Stress
High
122/200
123.000
Projected Growth
Good
46/200
155.00
Zoologist
91
Overall Rating:
92/200
382
Median Salary:$57,710

Studies the behavior, life processes, origins, and diseases of animals.

Work Environment
Good
61/200
62.00
Stress
Medium
87/200
85.000
Projected Growth
Poor
157/200
46.00
Surgeon
92
Overall Rating:
93/200
387
Median Salary:$233,150

Diagnoses ailments and performs operations to repair, reconstruct, remove, or replace organs, limbs, and bodily systems.

Work Environment
Very Poor
194/200
194.00
Stress
High
151/200
151.000
Projected Growth
Good
42/200
159.00
Architectural Drafter
93
Overall Rating:
94/200
388
Median Salary:$48,800

Prepares drawings according to the specifications of scientists, architects, and engineers.

Work Environment
Very Good
30/200
31.00
Stress
Low
69/200
67.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
186/200
17.00
Psychologist
93
Overall Rating:
94/200
388
Median Salary:$69,280

Studies human behavior, emotion, and mental processes, and provides counseling and therapy for individuals.

Work Environment
Fair
98/200
100.00
Stress
High
152/200
152.000
Projected Growth
Good
78/200
121.00
Parole Officer
95
Overall Rating:
96/200
389
Median Salary:$48,190

Monitors, counsels, and reports on the progress of individuals who have been released from correctional institutions to serve parole.

Work Environment
Good
71/200
73.00
Stress
Very Low
23/200
22.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
184/200
19.00
Market Research Analyst
95
Overall Rating:
96/200
389
Median Salary:$60,300

Collects and evaluates data to make recommendations to businesses concerning trends in consumer purchasing.

Work Environment
Poor
136/200
135.00
Stress
Very High
170/200
170.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
7/200
193.00
Plumber
97
Overall Rating:
98/200
390
Median Salary:$49,140

Builds and repairs water, waste disposal, drainage and gas delivery systems for residential, commercial and industrial structures.

Work Environment
Poor
133/200
132.00
Stress
Medium
108/200
108.000
Projected Growth
Good
41/200
160.00
Janitor
97
Overall Rating:
98/200
390
Median Salary:$22,320

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

Work Environment
Very Good
35/200
36.00
Stress
Low
46/200
47.000
Projected Growth
Fair
119/200
84.00
School Principal
99
Overall Rating:
100/200
394
Median Salary:$87,760

Supervises the educational curricula and day-to-day activities in elementary and secondary schools, as well as colleges and universities.

Work Environment
Fair
84/200
86.00
Stress
High
126/200
127.000
Projected Growth
Poor
152/200
50.00
Furniture Upholsterer
100
Overall Rating:
101/200
397
Median Salary:$30,750

Builds new furniture and restores worn furniture using a thorough knowledge of fabrics and manufacturing techniques.

Work Environment
Good
57/200
58.00
Stress
Very Low
31/200
30.000
Projected Growth
Poor
142/200
62.00