Jobs Rated Report 2016: Ranking 200 Jobs

Jobs Rated Report 2016: Ranking 200 Jobs

Podiatrist
41
Overall Rating:
41/199
270
Median Salary:$121,374

Provides medical care for people with foot, ankle, and lower leg problems; diagnoses illnesses, treat injuries, and perform surgery involving the lower extremities.

Work Environment
Poor
148/199
61.50
Stress
Low
79/199
19.740
Projected Growth
Very Good
28/199
16.63
Optician
42
Overall Rating:
42/199
271
Median Salary:$34,250

Helps fit eyeglasses and contact lenses, following prescriptions from ophthalmologists and optometrists; assists customers decide which eyeglass frames or contact lenses to buy.

Work Environment
Good
41/199
46.00
Stress
Low
53/199
16.500
Projected Growth
Very Good
13/199
25.49
Pharmacy Technician
42
Overall Rating:
42/199
271
Median Salary:$30,210

Helps pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.

Work Environment
Very Good
23/199
44.70
Stress
Very Low
9/199
9.100
Projected Growth
Good
63/199
10.24
Librarian
44
Overall Rating:
44/199
272
Median Salary:$56,256

Assists people find information and conduct research for personal and professional use; job duties may change based on the type of library worked in, such as public, school, and medical libraries.

Work Environment
Very Good
16/199
43.60
Stress
Very Low
13/199
11.560
Projected Growth
Poor
144/199
3.00
Geologist
45
Overall Rating:
45/199
274
Median Salary:$90,407

Studies the physical aspects of the Earth, such as its composition, structure, and processes, to learn about its past, present, and future.

Work Environment
Good
70/199
49.70
Stress
High
120/199
25.070
Projected Growth
Good
50/199
12.32
Orthodontist
45
Overall Rating:
45/199
274
Median Salary:$131,214

Straightens teeth by applying pressure to the teeth with braces or other appliances.

Work Environment
Poor
128/199
58.90
Stress
Medium
110/199
24.140
Projected Growth
Very Good
24/199
19.96
Conservationist
47
Overall Rating:
47/199
278
Median Salary:$62,242

Manages the overall land quality of forests, parks, rangelands, and other natural resources.

Work Environment
Fair
85/199
51.20
Stress
Low
43/199
15.420
Projected Growth
Good
70/199
9.20
Social Media Manager
48
Overall Rating:
48/199
280
Median Salary:$55,680

Plans and directs online, social media presences for an employer or client.

Work Environment
Very Good
1/199
36.00
Stress
Very High
175/199
38.930
Projected Growth
Fair
91/199
7.58
Multimedia Artist
49
Overall Rating:
49/199
291
Median Salary:$64,311

Creates animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.

Work Environment
Good
67/199
49.60
Stress
Low
40/199
15.110
Projected Growth
Fair
108/199
5.76
Industrial Machine Repairer
50
Overall Rating:
50/199
295
Median Salary:$47,240

Maintains and repairs factory equipment and other industrial machinery, such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment.

Work Environment
Good
74/199
50.10
Stress
Low
57/199
17.400
Projected Growth
Good
45/199
13.65
Psychiatrist
51
Overall Rating:
51/199
300
Median Salary:$207,153

Diagnoses and treats mental illness through psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, medication, and hospitalization; typically uses a combination of these methods.

Work Environment
Poor
153/199
62.80
Stress
Medium
105/199
23.530
Projected Growth
Very Good
37/199
15.46
Dentist
52
Overall Rating:
52/199
301
Median Salary:$155,267

Diagnoses and treats problems with patients’ teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth; provides advice and instruction on taking care of the teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.

Work Environment
Poor
154/199
62.90
Stress
Medium
117/199
24.670
Projected Growth
Very Good
21/199
20.50
Veterinarian
52
Overall Rating:
52/199
301
Median Salary:$88,296

Cares for the health of animals and work to improve public health; diagnoses, treats, and researches medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and other animals.

Work Environment
Poor
152/199
62.70
Stress
Low
54/199
16.960
Projected Growth
Good
57/199
11.71
Forensic Science Technician
54
Overall Rating:
54/199
303
Median Salary:$55,268

Aids criminal investigations by collecting and analyzing evidence. Many technicians specialize in either crime scene investigation or laboratory analysis.

Work Environment
Good
74/199
50.10
Stress
Medium
118/199
24.680
Projected Growth
Very Good
11/199
27.33
Computer Programmer
55
Overall Rating:
55/199
304
Median Salary:$78,291

Writes and tests code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly.

Work Environment
Good
48/199
47.00
Stress
Very Low
16/199
12.910
Projected Growth
Very Poor
189/199
-7.62
Psychologist
55
Overall Rating:
55/199
304
Median Salary:$92,285

Studies cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people relate to one another and their environments.

Work Environment
Fair
102/199
53.60
Stress
High
152/199
29.850
Projected Growth
Very Good
18/199
21.20
Vocational Counselor
57
Overall Rating:
57/199
306
Median Salary:$53,272

Helps students develop academic and social skills and succeed in school; career counselors assist people with the process of making career decisions by helping them develop skills or choose a career or educational program.

Work Environment
Fair
81/199
50.90
Stress
Low
45/199
15.720
Projected Growth
Good
76/199
8.52
Mechanical Engineer
58
Overall Rating:
58/199
309
Median Salary:$83,238

Designs, develops, builds, and tests mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

Work Environment
Good
62/199
48.90
Stress
Medium
102/199
23.380
Projected Growth
Fair
101/199
6.38
Hair Stylist
59
Overall Rating:
59/199
313
Median Salary:$23,271

Provides haircutting, hairstyling, and a range of other cosmetic services.

Work Environment
Good
55/199
48.10
Stress
Very Low
4/199
6.710
Projected Growth
Good
66/199
9.73
Aerospace Engineer
60
Overall Rating:
60/199
320
Median Salary:$105,235

Designs primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles; tests prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.

Work Environment
Very Good
37/199
45.50
Stress
Medium
91/199
21.350
Projected Growth
Very Poor
169/199
-0.08