Jobs Rated Report 2015: Ranking 200 Jobs

Jobs Rated Report 2015: Ranking 200 Jobs

Physicist
21
Overall Rating:
21/200
211
Median Salary:$110,231

Researches and develops theories concerning the physical forces of nature.

Work Environment
Very Good
28/200
45.50
Stress
Low
66/200
17.310
Projected Growth
Fair
101/200
10.31
Financial Planner
22
Overall Rating:
22/200
212
Median Salary:$75,467

Related to careers in portfolio management, the financial planner offers a broad range of services aimed at assisting individuals in managing and planning their financial future.

Work Environment
Good
52/200
47.70
Stress
Medium
99/200
21.670
Projected Growth
Very Good
11/200
28.67
Computer Programmer
23
Overall Rating:
23/200
220
Median Salary:$76,180

Organizes and lists the instructions for computers to process data and solve problems in logical order.

Work Environment
Good
41/200
46.50
Stress
Very Low
13/200
11.800
Projected Growth
Fair
119/200
7.80
Technical Writer
24
Overall Rating:
24/200
221
Median Salary:$68,165

Transforms scientific and technical information into readily understandable language.

Work Environment
Very Good
8/200
43.40
Stress
Low
76/200
18.650
Projected Growth
Good
72/200
12.65
Astronomer
25
Overall Rating:
25/200
225
Median Salary:$110,227

Uses principles of physics and mathematics to understand the workings of the universe.

Work Environment
Good
50/200
47.50
Stress
Medium
94/200
21.270
Projected Growth
Good
62/200
14.27
Chiropractor
26
Overall Rating:
26/200
227
Median Salary:$65,355

Treats physical problems by manipulating various parts of the body, especially the spinal column.

Work Environment
Fair
82/200
51.30
Stress
Very Low
31/200
13.550
Projected Growth
Good
49/200
17.55
Pharmacist
27
Overall Rating:
27/200
231
Median Salary:$119,065

Advises physicians and patients on the affects of drugs and medications; prepares and dispenses prescriptions.

Work Environment
Fair
101/200
53.70
Stress
Low
50/200
15.650
Projected Growth
Good
67/200
13.65
Medical Technologist
28
Overall Rating:
28/200
232
Median Salary:$58,103

Performs lab analysis for diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Work Environment
Good
61/200
48.60
Stress
Low
52/200
16.030
Projected Growth
Very Good
31/200
20.03
Interpreter/Translator
29
Overall Rating:
29/200
236
Median Salary:$42,250

Convert information from one language into another language. Interpreters work in spoken or sign language; translators work in written language.

Work Environment
Very Good
1/200
34.80
Stress
Medium
106/200
22.500
Projected Growth
Very Good
1/200
44.49
University Professor (Tenured)
29
Overall Rating:
29/200
236
Median Salary:$88,103

Instructs students in a wide variety of academic and vocational subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.

Work Environment
Very Good
2/200
36.80
Stress
Very Low
1/200
5.030
Projected Growth
Very Poor
198/200
-21.88
Sociologist
31
Overall Rating:
31/200
238
Median Salary:$72,220

Studies human behavior by examining the interaction of social groups and institutions.

Work Environment
Very Good
36/200
46.10
Stress
Low
80/200
19.200
Projected Growth
Good
64/200
14.20
Civil Engineer
32
Overall Rating:
32/200
240
Median Salary:$81,142

Supervises and outlines the building of roads, bridges, tunnels, and buildings.

Work Environment
Good
57/200
48.20
Stress
Medium
104/200
22.420
Projected Growth
Very Good
34/200
19.42
Podiatrist
33
Overall Rating:
33/200
243
Median Salary:$118,296

Diagnoses and treats problems of the feet, through corrective devices, medication, therapy, and surgery.

Work Environment
Poor
131/200
59.70
Stress
Low
79/200
18.960
Projected Growth
Very Good
17/200
23.95
Medical Laboratory Technician
34
Overall Rating:
34/200
244
Median Salary:$38,136

Maintains complete, accurate, and up-to-date medical records for use in treatment, billing, and statistical surveys.

Work Environment
Good
65/200
49.30
Stress
Very Low
6/200
9.360
Projected Growth
Very Good
29/200
20.36
Librarian
35
Overall Rating:
35/200
247
Median Salary:$55,161

Selects and organizes materials to make information available to the public.

Work Environment
Very Good
21/200
45.00
Stress
Very Low
9/200
10.610
Projected Growth
Fair
120/200
7.61
Web Developer
36
Overall Rating:
36/200
249
Median Salary:$63,233

Creates and maintains layout, navigation, and interactivity of intranet and internet websites.

Work Environment
Very Good
25/200
45.10
Stress
Medium
114/200
23.330
Projected Growth
Very Good
35/200
19.33
Paralegal Assistant
36
Overall Rating:
36/200
249
Median Salary:$48,157

Assists attorneys in preparation of legal documents; collection of depositions and affidavits; and investigation, research and analysis of legal issues.

Work Environment
Very Good
19/200
44.70
Stress
Low
59/200
16.570
Projected Growth
Good
60/200
14.57
Executive Assistant
38
Overall Rating:
38/200
264
Median Salary:$49,134

Provides high-level administrative support to executives by performing functions such as preparing reports, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings.

Work Environment
Very Good
6/200
42.50
Stress
Low
48/200
15.340
Projected Growth
Fair
100/200
10.34
Optician
39
Overall Rating:
39/200
269
Median Salary:$34,157

Fills lens prescriptions, and fits eyeglasses and contact lenses.

Work Environment
Very Good
25/200
45.10
Stress
Low
49/200
15.570
Projected Growth
Very Good
27/200
20.57
Geologist
40
Overall Rating:
40/200
273
Median Salary:$92,282

Studies and analyzes the physical properties of the earth's surface, adding to our knowledge of oil and gas exploration techniques.

Work Environment
Good
75/200
50.40
Stress
Medium
119/200
23.820
Projected Growth
Good
44/200
17.82