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Jobs Rated Report 2016: Ranking 200 Jobs

By CareerCast.com

The job landscape never stops evolving. One need look no further than the 2016 CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report, now in its 28th year. 

Over the course of nearly three decades, changes to the economic and career environment have rendered once desirable jobs now almost nonexistent. In their place come exciting new job prospects.

New serves as a central theme for the 2016 Jobs Rated report. Careers newly added to the report made a splash.

Information security analyst debuts at No. 3. Diagnostic medical sonographer's first Jobs Rated appearance is at No. 5. And data scientist, only added to the report in 2015, ascended to No. 1 overall.

What these latest changes tell us is how the 2016 job market and its outlook for the immediate future are shaped. IT, healthcare and mathematics are represented in those three positions, and in the current landscape, these are the cornerstone industries leading the way.

That could and almost assuredly will change when the 56th Jobs Rated report is released, make no mistake. How it changes is the real question.

For a complete breakdown, view the Jobs Rated methodology

Combines information technology, statistical analysis and other disciplines to interpret trends from data.

  • Overall Score: 91.00
  • Income: $128,240.00

  • Work Environment:
    44.300
  • Stress:
    14.400
  • Hiring Outlook:
    16.02

Uses statistical methods to collects and analyzes data and to help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, healthcare, or other fields.

  • Overall Score: 92.00
  • Income: $80,295.00

  • Work Environment:
    42.100
  • Stress:
    14.950
  • Hiring Outlook:
    36.53

Plan and carries out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.

  • Overall Score: 94.00
  • Income: $89,280.00

  • Work Environment:
    45.200
  • Stress:
    5.800
  • Hiring Outlook:
    17.83

Diagnoses, manages, and treats a patient’s hearing, balance, or ear problems.

  • Overall Score: 97.00
  • Income: $73,231.00

  • Work Environment:
    45.000
  • Stress:
    7.310
  • Hiring Outlook:
    29.11

Operates special imaging equipment to create images or to conduct tests.

  • Overall Score: 122.00
  • Income: $68,200.00

  • Work Environment:
    46.700
  • Stress:
    4.000
  • Hiring Outlook:
    27.75

Conducts research to develop and understand mathematical principles.

  • Overall Score: 126.00
  • Income: $104,285.00

  • Work Environment:
    49.300
  • Stress:
    13.850
  • Hiring Outlook:
    23.20

Develops the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

  • Overall Score: 131.00
  • Income: $93,233.00

  • Work Environment:
    48.200
  • Stress:
    13.330
  • Hiring Outlook:
    17.78

Studies an organization’s current computer systems and procedures and designs information systems solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively.

  • Overall Score: 133.00
  • Income: $83,255.00

  • Work Environment:
    43.400
  • Stress:
    17.550
  • Hiring Outlook:
    20.57

Assesses, diagnoses, treats, and helps to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in patients.

  • Overall Score: 136.00
  • Income: $72,247.00

  • Work Environment:
    46.100
  • Stress:
    13.470
  • Hiring Outlook:
    22.19

Analyzes the financial costs of risk and uncertainty.

  • Overall Score: 138.00
  • Income: $97,362.00

  • Work Environment:
    44.700
  • Stress:
    18.620
  • Hiring Outlook:
    21.60

Treats injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.

  • Overall Score: 141.00
  • Income: $79,213.00

  • Work Environment:
    48.200
  • Stress:
    14.130
  • Hiring Outlook:
    28.36

Plans, directs, and coordinates the administrative functions of an organization.

  • Overall Score: 144.00
  • Income: $103,307.00

  • Work Environment:
    43.000
  • Stress:
    16.070
  • Hiring Outlook:
    11.17

Cleans teeth, examines patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provides other preventive dental care.

  • Overall Score: 146.00
  • Income: $72,198.00

  • Work Environment:
    46.900
  • Stress:
    12.980
  • Hiring Outlook:
    20.33

Combines engineering principles with medical and biological sciences to design and create equipment, devices, computer systems, and software used in healthcare.

  • Overall Score: 147.00
  • Income: $87,262.00

  • Work Environment:
    45.100
  • Stress:
    17.620
  • Hiring Outlook:
    21.02

Advises people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.

  • Overall Score: 153.00
  • Income: $57,229.00

  • Work Environment:
    43.600
  • Stress:
    11.290
  • Hiring Outlook:
    15.76

Studies the weather and climate, and how those conditions affect human activity and the earth in general.

  • Overall Score: 158.00
  • Income: $88,258.00

  • Work Environment:
    38.800
  • Stress:
    15.580
  • Hiring Outlook:
    8.76

Responsible for the day-to-day operation of an organization's computer networks.

  • Overall Score: 165.00
  • Income: $76,286.00

  • Work Environment:
    42.800
  • Stress:
    14.860
  • Hiring Outlook:
    9.48

Examines the eyes and other parts of the visual system. Also diagnoses and treats visual problems and manages diseases, injuries, and other disorders of the eyes.

  • Overall Score: 172.00
  • Income: $101,360.00

  • Work Environment:
    49.900
  • Stress:
    18.600
  • Hiring Outlook:
    29.50

Helps injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain.

  • Overall Score: 188.00
  • Income: $82,204.00

  • Work Environment:
    54.100
  • Stress:
    15.040
  • Hiring Outlook:
    35.49

Designs and develops methods for extracting oil and gas from deposits below the Earth’s surface.

  • Overall Score: 201.00
  • Income: $131,358.00

  • Work Environment:
    50.100
  • Stress:
    21.580
  • Hiring Outlook:
    17.48


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Carpenter 

to the guy below

guess that means i loathe u!also are these stats really that accurate? You dont see mathmatecians around making money a lot do you? 

Really

I'm 10 and I HATE maths. I loathe it.

Why

Why tho 

Top ten jobs...

It is surprising that English and Mathematics is not compulsory all the way to the end of school given that the top rated careers were heavily mathematics-based and all careers require a level of literacy. 

Nothing!!!

I am 11 and I can't get a job.

science

I hate science 

me too. I feel for you

me too. I feel for you

In my experience, the worst

In my experience, the worst job in the world include all construction, steel industry and factory work as well.

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