Jobs Rated 2014: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Jobs Rated 2014: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Sewage Plant Operator
141
Overall Rating:
142/200
486
Median Salary:$42,760

Monitors and controls processes and equipment to remove harmful waste materials from sewage.

Work Environment
Poor
144/200
143.00
Stress
Low
73/200
71.000
Projected Growth
Poor
147/200
55.00
Air Traffic Controller
142
Overall Rating:
143/200
488
Median Salary:$122,530

Manages and controls all air traffic at the airort and within the air space near an airport. They also direct the movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers according to established. 

Work Environment
Very Poor
162/200
162.00
Stress
High
148/200
149.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
170/200
32.00
Precision Assembler
143
Overall Rating:
144/200
495
Median Salary:$28,580

Works on sub-assembly or final assembly of products such as machinery, electronic equipment, or aircraft.

Work Environment
Fair
112/200
112.00
Stress
Low
55/200
55.000
Projected Growth
Poor
155/200
47.00
Surveyor
144
Overall Rating:
145/200
497
Median Salary:$56,230

Establishes official land and aquatic boundaries, measures construction and mining sites, writes technical property descriptions for deeds and leases, and prepares maps and charts.

Work Environment
Poor
136/200
135.00
Stress
High
145/200
146.000
Projected Growth
Poor
129/200
74.00
Sales Representative (Wholesale)
145
Overall Rating:
146/200
499
Median Salary:$51,030

Sells goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations.

Work Environment
Very Poor
176/200
176.00
Stress
Very High
177/200
177.000
Projected Growth
Fair
107/200
97.00
Drill-Press Operator
146
Overall Rating:
147/200
500
Median Salary:$32,950

Builds a variety of products, such as cabinets and furniture. 

Work Environment
Very Poor
163/200
163.00
Stress
Very Low
11/200
11.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
194/200
7.00
Iron Worker
147
Overall Rating:
148/200
503
Median Salary:$46,140

Raises the steel framework of buildings, bridges, and other structures.

Work Environment
Very Poor
186/200
186.00
Stress
Very High
165/200
165.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
35/200
166.00
Author
147
Overall Rating:
148/200
503
Median Salary:$55,940

Creates fiction and non-fiction books, either on assignment from editors, or independently.

Work Environment
Fair
96/200
98.00
Stress
High
160/200
160.000
Projected Growth
Poor
159/200
43.00
Glazier
149
Overall Rating:
150/200
505
Median Salary:$37,610

Installs glass in windows, skylights, storefronts, and display cases to create distinctive designs or reduce the need for artificial lighting.

Work Environment
Very Poor
182/200
182.00
Stress
Medium
119/200
120.000
Projected Growth
Good
65/200
136.00
Animal Care and Service Worker
150
Overall Rating:
151/200
509
Median Salary:$19,970

Cares for the needs of animals; feeds, waters, grooms, bathes, and exercises pets and other nonfarm animals. Job tasks vary by position and place of work.

Work Environment
Fair
115/200
115.00
Stress
High
135/200
136.000
Projected Growth
Good
66/200
135.00
Actor
151
Overall Rating:
152/200
512
Median Salary:$51,112

Entertains, informs, and instructs audiences by interpreting dramatic roles on stage, film, television, or radio.

Work Environment
Fair
87/200
89.00
Stress
Very High
188/200
188.000
Projected Growth
Good
69/200
132.00
Purchasing Manager
152
Overall Rating:
153/200
513
Median Salary:$60,550

Buys products for organizations to use or resell, and evaluates suppliers, negotiate contracts, and review product quality.

Work Environment
Poor
140/200
139.00
Stress
High
149/200
150.000
Projected Growth
Poor
153/200
49.00
Salesperson (Retail)
153
Overall Rating:
154/200
518
Median Salary:$21,410

Helps customers find the products they want and process customers’ payments.

Work Environment
Fair
109/200
109.00
Stress
Medium
99/200
97.000
Projected Growth
Fair
118/200
86.00
Choreographer
154
Overall Rating:
155/200
519
Median Salary:$44,130

Instructs performers and develops and interprets routines for stage and other presentations.

Work Environment
Fair
109/200
109.00
Stress
Very High
179/200
179.000
Projected Growth
Fair
93/200
107.00
Nuclear Decontamination Technician
155
Overall Rating:
156/200
521
Median Salary:$37,590

Cleanses nuclear power plant equipment and personnel of irradiated material.

Work Environment
Poor
128/200
127.00
Stress
Very High
171/200
171.000
Projected Growth
Fair
81/200
118.00
Painter
156
Overall Rating:
157/200
524
Median Salary:$35,190

Applies paint, stain, and coatings to walls, buildings, bridges, and other structures.

Work Environment
Poor
149/200
148.00
Stress
Very High
167/200
167.000
Projected Growth
Good
53/200
149.00
Hotel Manager
157
Overall Rating:
158/200
525
Median Salary:$46,810

Oversees the successful and profitable operation of hotels and motels.

Work Environment
Poor
127/200
126.00
Stress
Medium
110/200
110.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
177/200
25.00
Insurance Agent
158
Overall Rating:
159/200
529
Median Salary:$48,150

Sells insurance packages and advises clients about amount and type of coverage based on needs and circumstances.

Work Environment
Poor
160/200
160.00
Stress
Very High
172/200
172.000
Projected Growth
Fair
85/200
114.00
Seaman
159
Overall Rating:
160/200
532
Median Salary:$48,980

Operates and maintains ships that take cargo and people over water.

Work Environment
Very Poor
196/200
196.00
Stress
High
158/200
158.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
11/200
191.00
Sheet Metal Worker
160
Overall Rating:
161/200
533
Median Salary:$43,290

Fabricates or installs products that are made from thin metal sheets, such as ducts used for heating and air-conditioning.

Work Environment
Very Poor
177/200
177.00
Stress
High
153/200
153.000
Projected Growth
Good
76/200
123.00