Every year since 1988, the Jobs Rated report has measured different careers through a variety of metrics. Understanding the challenges and rewards of a career is especially important given how vested we are in our work life.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates the average American employee spends more than two-thirds of his or her day at work or on work-related activities.
Of course, much can change in the rankings of our Jobs Rated report over 26 years. Consider publication editor. Just 12 years ago, it ranked No. 31 overall. It checks in at 139 in this year's Jobs Rated report.
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Technology has a profound impact on the demand, compensation and environment of a job. It's also a career path all its own—and a rewarding one, as evident by the ranking of IT jobs in the 2014 Jobs Rated report.
Cultural shifts are also crucial to the job market. The institution of the Affordable Care Act and an aging Baby Boom generation contribute to growing demand in the healthcare field, and that is reflected in the favorable ranking of many jobs in the industry.
The findings we present here are more than just curiosities. Unlike many other facets of life, the jobs we work at are choices we make - ones we can stick with or change. Therefore, the “measure” of a job can tell us a lot about the quality of our lives.
No two work experiences are guaranteed to be alike, and different career paths cater to unique skills and interests. Ultimately, only you can determine the best job for your abilities and passions. However, the Jobs Rated report exists as a road map that will you determine the career field that is right for you.
Applies mathematical theories and formulas to teach or solve problems in a business, educational, or industrial climate.
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.
Tabulates, analyzes, and interprets the numeric results of experiments and surveys.
Interprets statistics to determine probabilities of accidents, sickness, and death, and loss of property from theft and natural disasters.
Diagnoses and treats hearing problems by attempting to discover the range, nature, and degree of hearing function.
Cleans teeth, examines patients for oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provides other preventative dental care. A dental hygienist also educates patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health.
Researches, designs, develops and maintains software systems along with hardware development for medical, scientific, and industrial purposes.
Develops computer systems for businesses and scientific institutions.
Develops individualized programs of activity for mentally, physically, developmentally and emotionally impaired persons, to aid them in achieving self-reliance.
Assesses hearing, speech, and language disabilities and provides treatment. Assists individuals with communication disorders through diagnostic techniques.
Assesses patients' dietary needs, plans menus, and instructs patients and their families about proper nutritional care.
Anazlyes and design solutions to problems in biology and medicine, with the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care.
Plans, directs, and/or coordinates all human resource activities and staff of an organization.
Diagnoses visual disorders and prescribes and administers corrective and rehabilitative treatments.
Plans and directs treatment to improve mobility and alleviate pain in persons disabled by injury or disease.
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.
Conducts routine laboratory tests and analysis used in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.
Studies and analyzes the effects of resources such as land, labor, and raw materials, on costs and their relation to industry and government
Responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks.
Plans drilling locations and effective production methods for optimal access to oil and natural gas.