Jobs Rated 2014: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Jobs Rated 2014: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Construction Worker
161
Overall Rating:
162/200
539
Median Salary:$29,160

Assists construction trade workers by performing a wide variety of tasks requiring physical labor.

Work Environment
Very Poor
183/200
183.00
Stress
High
159/200
159.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
25/200
177.00
Photographer
162
Overall Rating:
163/200
540
Median Salary:$28,490

Uses shutter-operated cameras and photographic emulsions to visually portray a variety of subjects.

Work Environment
Good
43/200
42.00
Stress
High
155/200
155.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
168/200
34.00
Pest Control Worker
163
Overall Rating:
164/200
541
Median Salary:$30,060

Controls, manages, or removes unwanted creatures, such as roaches, rats, ants, termites, and bedbugs, that infest buildings and surrounding areas.

Work Environment
Very Poor
178/200
178.00
Stress
High
136/200
137.000
Projected Growth
Good
55/200
146.00
Oil Rig Worker
164
Overall Rating:
165/200
545
Median Salary:$47,090

Performs routine physical labor and maintenance on oil rigs and pipelines, both on and off shore.

Work Environment
Very Poor
188/200
188.00
Stress
High
137/200
138.000
Projected Growth
Good
56/200
145.00
Bus Driver
165
Overall Rating:
166/200
548
Median Salary:$29,550

Transports passengers according to a specific schedule along metropolitan and community routes.

Work Environment
Poor
147/200
146.00
Stress
High
129/200
130.000
Projected Growth
Poor
130/200
73.00
Child Care Worker
165
Overall Rating:
166/200
548
Median Salary:$19,510

Cares for children when parents and other family members are unavailable. Cares for children’s basic needs, such as bathing and feeding. In addition, some help children prepare for kindergarten, and many help older children with homework.

Work Environment
Fair
114/200
114.00
Stress
High
134/200
135.000
Projected Growth
Fair
108/200
96.00
Buyer
167
Overall Rating:
168/200
549
Median Salary:$60,550

Orders merchandise and maintains inventory control for wholesale and retail sales firms.

Work Environment
Poor
158/200
158.00
Stress
Very High
176/200
176.000
Projected Growth
Poor
145/200
58.00
Fitness Trainer/Instructor
168
Overall Rating:
169/200
551
Median Salary:$31,720

Leads, instructs, and motivates individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercise (exercises for the heart and blood system), strength training, and stretching.

Work Environment
Fair
119/200
119.00
Stress
Very High
182/200
182.000
Projected Growth
Good
80/200
119.00
Aircraft Mechanic
169
Overall Rating:
169/200
551
Median Salary:$55,230

Performs scheduled inspections, maintenance and repairs on commercial and private aircraft.

Work Environment
Poor
142/200
141.00
Stress
High
141/200
142.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
174/200
28.00
Truck Driver
170
Overall Rating:
171/200
556
Median Salary:$38,200

Operates 18-wheeled tractor-trailer, to transport durable and perishable goods from producers to distributers. 

Work Environment
Poor
152/200
152.00
Stress
High
147/200
148.000
Projected Growth
Fair
118/200
86.00
Automobile Assembler
171
Overall Rating:
172/200
559
Median Salary:$28,580

Assembles both finished products and the parts that go into automobiles.

Work Environment
Poor
144/200
143.00
Stress
Medium
101/200
99.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
169/200
33.00
Dairy Farmer
172
Overall Rating:
173/200
560
Median Salary:$69,330

Directs and takes part in activities involved in the raising of cattle for milk production.

Work Environment
Very Poor
163/200
163.00
Stress
High
143/200
144.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
198/200
3.00
Automobile Mechanic
173
Overall Rating:
174/200
561
Median Salary:$36,610

Inspects, maintains, and repairs cars and light trucks.

Work Environment
Poor
158/200
158.00
Stress
High
133/200
134.000
Projected Growth
Poor
128/200
75.00
Waiter/Waitress
174
Overall Rating:
175/200
564
Median Salary:$18,540

Takes customer orders, serves food and drink, and prepares meal checks.

Work Environment
Poor
154/200
154.00
Stress
Low
45/200
46.000
Projected Growth
Fair
93/200
107.00
Real Estate Agent
175
Overall Rating:
176/200
565
Median Salary:$41,990

Helps clients buy, sell, and rent properties. Brokers and agents do the same type of work, but brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses.

Work Environment
Very Poor
166/200
166.00
Stress
Very High
178/200
178.000
Projected Growth
Fair
84/200
115.00
Fashion Desinger
176
Overall Rating:
177/200
568
Median Salary:$62,860

Creates original clothing, accessories, and footwear, as well as sketching designs, select fabrics and patterns, and give instructions on how to make the products  designed.

Work Environment
Poor
138/200
137.00
Stress
Very High
175/200
175.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
191/200
12.00
Airline Pilot
177
Overall Rating:
178/200
570
Median Salary:$98,410

Flies and navigates airplanes or helicopters. Airline pilots fly for airlines that transport people and cargo on a fixed schedule. 

Work Environment
Poor
150/200
149.00
Stress
Very High
197/200
197.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
180/200
23.00
Emergency Medical Technician
178
Overall Rating:
179/200
571
Median Salary:$31,020

Attends to situations which demand immediate medical attention, such as automobile accidents, heart attacks, and gunshot wounds.

Work Environment
Very Poor
193/200
193.00
Stress
Very High
180/200
180.000
Projected Growth
Very Good
30/200
172.00
Military General
179
Overall Rating:
180/200
574
Median Salary:$196,300

As a high-ranking leader in their branch of the armed forces, they command troops through military training operations and into battle.

Work Environment
Very Poor
195/200
195.00
Stress
Very High
199/200
199.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
181/200
22.00
Butcher
179
Overall Rating:
180/200
574
Median Salary:$28,360

Prepares meat for sale to distributors, supermarket customers, and other consumers.

Work Environment
Poor
144/200
143.00
Stress
Medium
85/200
83.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
172/200
30.00