Jobs Rated 2014: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Jobs Rated 2014: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Construction/Building Inspector
120
Overall Rating:
121/200
455
Median Salary:$53,450

Ensures that new construction, changes, or repairs comply with local and national building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications.

Work Environment
Fair
103/200
103.00
Stress
High
144/200
145.000
Projected Growth
Fair
111/200
93.00
Recreation Worker
122
Overall Rating:
123/200
456
Median Salary:$22,240

Organizes and supervises a variety of leisure activities, including sports, arts, crafts, drama, singing, dancing, and story telling.

Work Environment
Fair
83/200
85.00
Stress
Medium
92/200
90.000
Projected Growth
Fair
90/200
109.00
Nurse's Aide
122
Overall Rating:
123/200
456
Median Salary:$24,400

Assists practical nurses in caring for patients. Nursing homes and hospitals are the primary employers of nurse's aides.

Work Environment
Poor
125/200
124.00
Stress
Medium
109/200
109.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
40/200
161.00
Dishwasher
124
Overall Rating:
125/200
459
Median Salary:$18,610

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
Fair
95/200
97.00
Stress
Very Low
39/200
39.000
Projected Growth
Poor
126/200
77.00
Architect
125
Overall Rating:
126/200
460
Median Salary:$73,090

Plans and designs spaces to be constructed or remodeled according to specifications of clients.

Work Environment
Very Poor
172/200
172.00
Stress
Very High
181/200
181.000
Projected Growth
Good
60/200
141.00
Attorney
126
Overall Rating:
127/200
465
Median Salary:$113,530

Counsels clients in legal matters; using interpretation of laws and rulings to advise and represent businesses and individuals.

Work Environment
Very Poor
179/200
179.00
Stress
Very High
174/200
174.000
Projected Growth
Fair
99/200
101.00
Bank Teller
127
Overall Rating:
128/200
467
Median Salary:$24,940

Responsible for accurately processing routine transactions at a bank, including cashing checks, depositing money, and collecting loan payments.

Work Environment
Good
80/200
82.00
Stress
Very Low
26/200
25.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
182/200
21.00
Advertising Account Executive
128
Overall Rating:
129/200
468
Median Salary:$46,290

Negotiates to procure accounts, and supervises advertising campaigns for products, companies, and organizations.

Work Environment
Very Poor
165/200
165.00
Stress
Very High
185/200
185.000
Projected Growth
Fair
89/200
110.00
Seamstress/Tailor
128
Overall Rating:
129/200
468
Median Salary:$25,590

Sews, joins, reinforces, or finishes clothing or other items, and may create new pieces of clothing from patterns and designs or alter existing garments to fit customers better.

Work Environment
Fair
92/200
94.00
Stress
Very Low
6/200
6.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
192/200
11.00
Engineering Technician
130
Overall Rating:
131/200
469
Median Salary:$47,560

Assists engineers in planning, design, and development by applying a practical knowledge of civil, mechanical, or industrial engineering.

Work Environment
Fair
85/200
87.00
Stress
Medium
112/200
112.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
173/200
29.00
Communications Equipment Mechanic
130
Overall Rating:
131/200
469
Median Salary:$54,530

Installs, repairs and maintains residential and commercial phone systems.

Work Environment
Fair
90/200
92.00
Stress
High
121/200
122.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
164/200
39.00
Corporate Executive (Senior)
132
Overall Rating:
133/200
471
Median Salary:$101,650

Formulates the policies and directs the operations of private and publicly-held companies.

Work Environment
Very Poor
185/200
185.00
Stress
Very High
193/200
193.000
Projected Growth
Fair
87/200
113.00
Receptionist
132
Overall Rating:
133/200
471
Median Salary:$25,990

Greets visitors to offices, answers questions, and refers customers to appropriate staff.

Work Environment
Good
78/200
80.00
Stress
Medium
111/200
111.000
Projected Growth
Fair
104/200
100.00
Security Guard
134
Overall Rating:
135/200
474
Median Salary:$24,020

Protects property from damages incurred by theft, fire, and vandalism.

Work Environment
Poor
121/200
120.00
Stress
Low
60/200
59.000
Projected Growth
Fair
116/200
87.00
Construction Machinery Operator
135
Overall Rating:
136/200
475
Median Salary:$40,980

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

Work Environment
Very Poor
168/200
168.00
Stress
Medium
118/200
118.000
Projected Growth
Good
58/200
143.00
Stockbroker
136
Overall Rating:
137/200
478
Median Salary:$71,720

Facilitates the purchase and sale of stocks, bonds, and other securities for individual and institutional clients.

Work Environment
Very Poor
173/200
173.00
Stress
Very High
183/200
183.000
Projected Growth
Good
71/200
129.00
Funeral Director
137
Overall Rating:
138/200
479
Median Salary:$51,600

Prepares bodies for burial, and arranges and directs funerals.

Work Environment
Poor
153/200
153.00
Stress
High
156/200
156.000
Projected Growth
Good
68/200
133.00
Event Coordinator
138
Overall Rating:
139/200
480
Median Salary:$45,810

Responsible for planning all logistics and activities associated with the events for which he or she is responsible. 

Work Environment
Poor
157/200
157.00
Stress
Very High
195/200
195.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
11/200
191.00
Publication Editor
139
Overall Rating:
140/200
481
Median Salary:$53,880

Plans and directs the editorial activities of various publications.

Work Environment
Good
69/200
71.00
Stress
High
127/200
128.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
188/200
15.00
Public Relations Executive
140
Overall Rating:
141/200
483
Median Salary:$98,700

Helps governmental bodies, businesses and individuals maintain a positive image with the public.

Work Environment
Very Poor
180/200
180.00
Stress
Very High
194/200
194.000
Projected Growth
Fair
87/200
113.00