Jobs Rated 2014: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Jobs Rated 2014: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Clergy
101
Overall Rating:
102/200
403
Median Salary:$43,800

Leads a congregation in worship and other spiritual services, provides moral guidance to members, and participates in community outreach.

Work Environment
Fair
112/200
112.00
Stress
Medium
97/200
95.000
Projected Growth
Good
74/200
126.00
Carpet/Tile Installer
102
Overall Rating:
103/200
408
Median Salary:$35,760

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
117/200
117.00
Stress
Low
75/200
73.000
Projected Growth
Good
75/200
125.00
Home Health Aide
103
Overall Rating:
104/200
409
Median Salary:$20,820

 Helps people who are disabled, chronically ill, or cognitively impaired. Often helps older adults who need assistance. 

Work Environment
Fair
89/200
91.00
Stress
High
124/200
125.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
1/200
199.00
Construction Foreman
103
Overall Rating:
104/200
409
Median Salary:$82,790

Operates one or more machines used in extractive or construction work.

Work Environment
Poor
154/200
154.00
Stress
Very High
163/200
163.000
Projected Growth
Good
59/200
142.00
Nurse (Registered)
105
Overall Rating:
106/200
410
Median Salary:$65,470

Provides and coordinates patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

Work Environment
Poor
148/200
147.00
Stress
Very High
161/200
161.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
39/200
162.00
Automobile Repairer
106
Overall Rating:
107/200
417
Median Salary:$37,680

Mends cosmetic and structural damage to car, truck, and bus chassis.

Work Environment
Fair
105/200
105.00
Stress
Low
80/200
78.000
Projected Growth
Fair
94/200
106.00
Cashier
107
Overall Rating:
108/200
420
Median Salary:$18,970

Handles payments from customers purchasing goods and services.

Work Environment
Very Good
19/200
20.00
Stress
Very Low
24/200
23.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
183/200
20.00
Industrial Designer
108
Overall Rating:
109/200
422
Median Salary:$59,610

Designs and develops manufactured products.

Work Environment
Good
65/200
67.00
Stress
High
123/200
124.000
Projected Growth
Poor
154/200
48.00
Computer Service Technician
109
Overall Rating:
110/200
425
Median Salary:$36,620

Repairs malfunctions, maintains service according to manufacturers' schedules, and sometimes installs computers and peripheral equipment.

Work Environment
Fair
96/200
98.00
Stress
Very Low
22/200
21.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
163/200
40.00
Tax Examiner/Collector
110
Overall Rating:
111/200
426
Median Salary:$50,440

Determines tax liability and collects taxes from individuals or businesses.

Work Environment
Good
62/200
64.00
Stress
Low
68/200
66.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
161/200
42.00
Shipping/Receiving Clerk
111
Overall Rating:
112/200
428
Median Salary:$29,320

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

Work Environment
Good
70/200
72.00
Stress
Very Low
38/200
38.000
Projected Growth
Poor
138/200
68.00
Bartender
112
Overall Rating:
113/200
436
Median Salary:$18,900

Mixes and serves drinks to customers of a tavern, restaurant, or lounge.

Work Environment
Fair
94/200
96.00
Stress
Very Low
28/200
27.000
Projected Growth
Poor
121/200
83.00
Forklift Operator
113
Overall Rating:
114/200
439
Median Salary:$31,530

Operates industrial trucks and tractors to move products and raw materials for manufacturing firms.

Work Environment
Good
67/200
69.00
Stress
Very Low
17/200
15.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
189/200
14.00
Machinist
114
Overall Rating:
115/200
441
Median Salary:$40,910

Sets up and operate a variety of computer-controlled or mechanically-controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools.

Work Environment
Poor
129/200
128.00
Stress
Very Low
32/200
31.000
Projected Growth
Poor
149/200
53.00
Machine Tool Operator
115
Overall Rating:
116/200
442
Median Salary:$35,900

Operates computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces.

Work Environment
Poor
131/200
130.00
Stress
Very Low
37/200
37.000
Projected Growth
Poor
127/200
76.00
Nurse (Licensed Practical)
116
Overall Rating:
117/200
443
Median Salary:$41,540

Assists doctors and registered nurses in the care of physically or mentally ill patients.

Work Environment
Very Poor
161/200
161.00
Stress
High
132/200
133.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
22/200
180.00
Elementary School Teacher
117
Overall Rating:
118/200
450
Median Salary:$53,090

Introduces children to the basics of mathematics, language, science, and social studies, and assists other aspects of child development.

Work Environment
Fair
111/200
111.00
Stress
High
142/200
143.000
Projected Growth
Fair
88/200
111.00
Maid
118
Overall Rating:
119/200
452
Median Salary:$19,570

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

Work Environment
Good
66/200
68.00
Stress
Medium
81/200
79.000
Projected Growth
Fair
114/200
89.00
Carpenter
119
Overall Rating:
120/200
454
Median Salary:$39,940

Assists in the construction, repairing, and remodeling of buildings and other structures.

Work Environment
Poor
141/200
140.00
Stress
High
154/200
154.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
28/200
174.00
Electrical Equipment Repairer
120
Overall Rating:
121/200
455
Median Salary:$51,220

Installs, repairs, or replaces a variety of electrical equipment in telecommunications, transportation, utilities, and other industries.

Work Environment
Poor
123/200
122.00
Stress
Low
57/200
56.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
175/200
27.00