Jobs Rated 2010: A Ranking of 200 Jobs From Best to Worst

Jobs Rated 2010: A Ranking of 200 Jobs From Best to Worst

Jeweler
61
Overall Rating:
61/200
409
Median Salary:$33,189

Manufactures and repairs rings, bracelets, pins, and necklaces using precious or semi-precious metals and stones.

Work Environment
Very Good
30/200
316.40
Stress
Very Low
23/200
24.860
Projected Growth
Very Poor
179/200
-1.61
Musical Instrument Repairer
62
Overall Rating:
62/200
412
Median Salary:$33,200

Maintains and repairs band and orchestral instruments of all kinds.

Work Environment
Very Good
20/200
234.70
Stress
Very Low
1/200
18.780
Projected Growth
Poor
156/200
4.00
Judge (Federal)
63
Overall Rating:
63/200
414
Median Salary:$152,027

Arbitrates legal matters coming under the jurisdiction of

the federal government, using a thorough knowledge of federal statutes and legal precedent.

Work Environment
Fair
96/200
655.98
Stress
High
146/200
46.680
Projected Growth
Poor
152/200
4.77
Electrical Engineer
64
Overall Rating:
64/200
418
Median Salary:$82,138

Conducts research and plans and directs design, testing, and manufacture of electrical equipment.

Work Environment
Very Good
32/200
318.92
Stress
Medium
101/200
36.450
Projected Growth
Poor
147/200
5.88
Publication Editor
65
Overall Rating:
65/200
419
Median Salary:$50,239

Plans and directs the editorial activities of various publications.

Work Environment
Good
64/200
486.75
Stress
Medium
94/200
35.400
Projected Growth
Very Poor
163/200
3.39
Electrical Technician
66
Overall Rating:
66/200
424
Median Salary:$52,145

Develops, assembles, and tests electrical equipment according to principles of electrical engineering.

Work Environment
Good
70/200
502.26
Stress
Very Low
18/200
23.970
Projected Growth
Poor
141/200
6.45
Forklift Operator
67
Overall Rating:
67/200
431
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
Projected Growth
Good
59/200
13.75
Bank Teller
68
Overall Rating:
68/200
435
Median Salary:$24,078

Cashes checks, makes deposits and withdrawals, and handles a variety of other transactions for bank customers.

Work Environment
Fair
95/200
642.56
Stress
Low
59/200
30.120
Projected Growth
Good
68/200
12.78
Psychologist
69
Overall Rating:
68/200
435
Median Salary:$86,274

Studies human behavior, emotion, and mental processes, and provides counseling and therapy for individuals.

Work Environment
Fair
109/200
727.52
Stress
High
158/200
50.020
Projected Growth
Fair
100/200
10.24
Physical Therapist
70
Overall Rating:
70/200
437
Median Salary:$73,108

Plans and directs treatment to improve mobility and alleviate pain in persons disabled by injury or disease.

Work Environment
Fair
107/200
716.21
Stress
High
138/200
44.240
Projected Growth
Very Good
8/200
27.58
Mechanical Engineer
71
Overall Rating:
71/200
438
Median Salary:$75,140

Develops mechanical products and coordinates the operation and repair of power-using and power-producing machinery.

Work Environment
Very Good
27/200
278.46
Stress
Medium
112/200
38.290
Projected Growth
Very Poor
161/200
3.40
Dental Laboratory Technician
72
Overall Rating:
72/200
440
Median Salary:$34,176

Makes and repairs dentures, crowns, and orthodontic devices.

Work Environment
Good
50/200
404.10
Stress
Very Low
35/200
26.940
Projected Growth
Poor
153/200
4.76
Set Designer
73
Overall Rating:
73/200
450
Median Salary:$45,216

Plans and assembles theatrical sets for film, television and stage productions.

Work Environment
Very Good
39/200
354.00
Stress
Medium
94/200
35.400
Projected Growth
Poor
132/200
7.66
Author
74
Overall Rating:
74/200
452
Median Salary:$53,282

Creates fiction and non-fiction books, either on assignment from editors, or independently.

Work Environment
Fair
114/200
752.25
Stress
Very High
172/200
57.530
Projected Growth
Good
55/200
14.32
Hotel Manager
75
Overall Rating:
75/200
454
Median Salary:$46,200

Oversees the successful and profitable operation of hotels and motels.

Work Environment
Poor
123/200
807.12
Stress
High
140/200
44.840
Projected Growth
Good
53/200
14.50
Zoologist
76
Overall Rating:
76/200
457
Median Salary:$55,168

Studies the behavior, life processes, origins, and diseases of animals.

Work Environment
Very Good
40/200
356.72
Stress
Medium
99/200
35.670
Projected Growth
Fair
116/200
9.18
Stockbroker
77
Overall Rating:
76/200
457
Median Salary:$69,452

Facilitates the purchase and sale of stocks, bonds, and other securities for individual and institutional clients.

Work Environment
Very Poor
169/200
1155.75
Stress
Very High
189/200
71.660
Projected Growth
Very Good
6/200
28.52
Cosmetologist
78
Overall Rating:
78/200
463
Median Salary:$23,163

Creates hair styles, and advises clients about caring for their hair between appointments.

Work Environment
Fair
82/200
581.14
Stress
Very Low
30/200
25.940
Projected Growth
Fair
81/200
12.13
Public Relations Executive
79
Overall Rating:
79/200
464
Median Salary:$89,166

Helps governmental bodies, businesses and individuals maintain a positive image with the public.

Work Environment
Very Poor
172/200
1247.13
Stress
Very High
193/200
78.520
Projected Growth
Very Good
29/200
18.66
Attorney
80
Overall Rating:
80/200
465
Median Salary:$111,217

Counsels clients in legal matters; using interpretation

of laws and rulings to advise and represent businesses and individuals.

Work Environment
Very Poor
173/200
1261.50
Stress
Very High
180/200
64.340
Projected Growth
Good
69/200
12.67