Jobs Rated 2009: A Comprehensive Ranking of 200 Different Jobs

Jobs Rated 2009: A Comprehensive Ranking of 200 Different Jobs

Real Estate Agent
121
Overall Rating:
121/200
562
Median Salary:$42,400

Acts as intermediary between buyer and seller in real estate transactions, usually by being the prime salesperson of a property.

Work Environment
Very Poor
175/200
1293.57
Stress
Very High
191/200
73.063
Shoe Maker/Repairer
122
Overall Rating:
122/200
564
Median Salary:$22,113

Refurbishes and mends worn shoes, saddles, and boots.

Work Environment
Fair
86/200
597.24
Stress
Low
66/200
30.929
Veterinarian
123
Overall Rating:
123/200
566
Median Salary:$77,209

Ministers to the care of animals through the use of preventative and diagnostic techniques.

Work Environment
Poor
145/200
978.80
Stress
High
153/200
47.717
Forklift Operator
123
Overall Rating:
123/200
566
Median Salary:$29,125

Operates industrial trucks and tractors to move products and raw materials for manufacturing firms.

Work Environment
Good
60/200
454.50
Stress
Very Low
4/200
20.450
Photographer
125
Overall Rating:
125/200
568
Median Salary:$29,265

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

Work Environment
Fair
99/200
663.75
Stress
Medium
107/200
37.613
Vending Machine Repairer
126
Overall Rating:
126/200
569
Median Salary:$30,156

Performs maintenance and repairs on coin-operated vending and amusement machines.

Work Environment
Good
63/200
469.40
Stress
Very Low
14/200
23.470
Teacher
127
Overall Rating:
127/200
570
Median Salary:$53,076

Introduces children to the basics of mathematics, language, science, and social studies, and assists other aspects of child development.

Work Environment
Fair
106/200
709.60
Stress
High
160/200
51.000
Buyer
128
Overall Rating:
128/200
572
Median Salary:$35,270

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

Work Environment
Very Poor
161/200
1108.08
Stress
High
150/200
47.324
Electrical Equipment Repairer
129
Overall Rating:
129/200
573
Median Salary:$49,130

Installs and repairs electronic equipment for military installations, manufacturers, and businesses.

Work Environment
Fair
98/200
657.16
Stress
Medium
82/200
34.032
Shipping/Receiving Clerk
130
Overall Rating:
130/200
575
Median Salary:$28,139

Monitors the movement of shipments of merchandise into and out of places of business.

Work Environment
Good
73/200
520.32
Stress
Low
61/200
30.352
Recreation Worker
131
Overall Rating:
131/200
576
Median Salary:$22,153

Organizes and supervises a variety of leisure activities, including sports, arts, crafts, drama, singing, dancing, and story telling.

Work Environment
Poor
133/200
889.14
Stress
Low
57/200
29.638
Furniture Upholsterer
132
Overall Rating:
131/200
576
Median Salary:$29,156

Builds new furniture and restores worn furniture using a thorough knowledge of fabrics and manufacturing techniques.

Work Environment
Good
71/200
504.36
Stress
Very Low
31/200
26.269
Advertising Salesperson
133
Overall Rating:
133/200
581
Median Salary:$44,317

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

Work Environment
Very Poor
175/200
1293.57
Stress
Very High
172/200
59.888
Construction Machinery Operator
134
Overall Rating:
134/200
586
Median Salary:$39,165

Operates one or more machines used in extractive or construction work.

Work Environment
Very Poor
166/200
1136.25
Stress
Low
79/200
32.950
Respiratory Therapist
135
Overall Rating:
135/200
594
Median Salary:$52,082

Treats and rehabilitates patients suffering from cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) ailments which interfere with normal breathing.

Work Environment
Poor
132/200
884.73
Stress
Medium
117/200
38.970
Farmer
136
Overall Rating:
135/200
594
Median Salary:$55,234

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

Work Environment
Very Poor
173/200
1263.84
Stress
Low
74/200
31.596
Surveyor
137
Overall Rating:
137/200
598
Median Salary:$53,197

Establishes official land and aquatic boundaries, measures construction and mining sites, writes technical property descriptions for deeds and leases, and prepares maps and charts.

Work Environment
Poor
141/200
956.97
Stress
High
147/200
46.709
Heating/Refrigeration Mechanic
138
Overall Rating:
137/200
598
Median Salary:$40,152

Installs and services air-conditioning and furnace systems in businesses and residences.

Work Environment
Fair
92/200
633.50
Stress
Low
64/200
30.544
Tool-And-Die Maker
139
Overall Rating:
139/200
609
Median Salary:$46,140

Constructs and repairs precision tools, gauges, holding devices and stamping tools for the machine industry.

Work Environment
Fair
112/200
740.55
Stress
Medium
120/200
39.496
Reporter (Newspaper)
140
Overall Rating:
140/200
614
Median Salary:$32,311

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

Work Environment
Poor
159/200
1106.25
Stress
Very High
183/200
65.269