Jobs Rated 2014: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Jobs Rated 2014: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Dockworker
181
Overall Rating:
182/200
582
Median Salary:$22,970

Loads and unloads cargo from vessels, routes cargo to proper locations.

Work Environment
Poor
139/200
138.00
Stress
High
125/200
126.000
Projected Growth
Poor
138/200
68.00
Farmer
182
Overall Rating:
183/200
585
Median Salary:$69,300

Manages the successful operation of a crop, livestock, dairy, or poultry farm.

Work Environment
Very Poor
184/200
184.00
Stress
High
138/200
139.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
198/200
3.00
Meter Reader
183
Overall Rating:
184/200
590
Median Salary:$36,410

Monitors public utility meters, and records volume of consumption by customers.

Work Environment
Poor
143/200
142.00
Stress
Medium
102/200
100.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
200/200
1.00
Mail Carrier
184
Overall Rating:
1/200
59
Median Salary:$53,100

Delivers and collects mail along prearranged rural and urban routes.

Work Environment
Very Poor
175/200
175.00
Stress
Medium
115/200
115.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
200/200
1.00
Welder
185
Overall Rating:
185/200
594
Median Salary:$36,300

Joins or repairs metal surfaces through the application of heat.

Work Environment
Very Poor
167/200
167.00
Stress
Medium
113/200
113.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
165/200
38.00
Photojournalist
186
Overall Rating:
186/200
599
Median Salary:$36,330

Photographs and/or videotapes newsworthy events for publication in newspapers and magazines.

Work Environment
Fair
117/200
117.00
Stress
Very High
189/200
189.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
166/200
37.00
Police Officer
187
Overall Rating:
187/200
605
Median Salary:$56,980

Provides protection against crime, investigates criminal activity, and works with the public on crime-prevention measures.

Work Environment
Very Poor
192/200
192.00
Stress
Very High
191/200
191.000
Projected Growth
Poor
141/200
63.00
Disc Jockey
188
Overall Rating:
188/200
606
Median Salary:$27,750

Selects and plays records or tapes; comments on areas of interest to a particular radio audience.

Work Environment
Very Poor
169/200
169.00
Stress
Very High
162/200
162.000
Projected Growth
Poor
123/200
80.00
Advertising Salesperson
189
Overall Rating:
189/200
611
Median Salary:$46,290

Negotiates contracts with clients for advertising in publications and on radio and television.

Work Environment
Very Poor
171/200
171.00
Stress
Medium
120/200
121.000
Projected Growth
Poor
138/200
68.00
Roofer
190
Overall Rating:
190/200
628
Median Salary:$35,290

Installs roofs on new buildings, performs repairs on old roofs, and re-roofs old buildings.

Work Environment
Poor
122/200
121.00
Stress
High
157/200
157.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
176/200
26.00
Corrections Officer
191
Overall Rating:
191/200
636
Median Salary:$38,970

Supervises inmates' activities and enforces regulations in jails, prisons, and other correctional facilities.

Work Environment
Very Poor
187/200
187.00
Stress
Very High
166/200
166.000
Projected Growth
Poor
148/200
54.00
Firefighter
192
Overall Rating:
192/200
640
Median Salary:$45,250

Protects individuals and saves lives and property from the ravages of fire.

Work Environment
Very Poor
200/200
200.00
Stress
Very High
198/200
198.000
Projected Growth
Poor
124/200
79.00
Garbage Collector
193
Overall Rating:
193/200
641
Median Salary:$22,970

Collects refuse on a designated municipal route, and transports trash to disposal plants or landfill areas.

Work Environment
Very Poor
170/200
170.00
Stress
Very High
172/200
172.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
185/200
18.00
Flight Attendant
194
Overall Rating:
194/200
642
Median Salary:$37,240

Tends to the care, safety and comfort of passengers on commercial and corporate aircraft.

Work Environment
Fair
116/200
116.00
Stress
Very High
187/200
187.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
193/200
8.00
Head Cook
195
Overall Rating:
195/200
645
Median Salary:$42,840

Oversees the daily food preparation at restaurants and other places where food is served. They direct kitchen staff and handle any food-related concerns.

Work Environment
Very Poor
173/200
173.00
Stress
Very High
196/200
196.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
187/200
16.00
Broadcaster
196
Overall Rating:
196/200
646
Median Salary:$27,750

Prepares and delivers news and related presentations over the air on radio and television.

Work Environment
Very Poor
191/200
191.00
Stress
Very High
190/200
190.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
179/200
24.00
Taxi Driver
197
Overall Rating:
197/200
649
Median Salary:$22,820

Operates a taxi cab over the streets and roads of a municipality, picking up and dropping off passengers by request.

Work Environment
Very Poor
198/200
198.00
Stress
Very High
164/200
164.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
162/200
41.00
Enlisted Military Personnel
198
Overall Rating:
198/200
689
Median Salary:$28,840

From serving food in the mess hall to fighting a battle on the front line to avoiding land mines along the path to a village, the duties a soldier carries out have very different levels of responsibility. 

Work Environment
Very Poor
199/200
199.00
Stress
Very High
200/200
200.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
167/200
35.00
Newspaper Reporter
199
Overall Rating:
199/200
726
Median Salary:$37,090

Covers newsworthy events for newspapers, magazines, and television news programs.

Work Environment
Very Poor
190/200
190.00
Stress
Very High
192/200
192.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
196/200
4.00
Lumberjack
200
Overall Rating:
200/200
739
Median Salary:$24,340

Fells, cuts, and transports timber to be processed into lumber, paper, and other wood products.

Work Environment
Very Poor
197/200
197.00
Stress
Very High
184/200
184.000
Projected Growth
Very Poor
195/200
5.00