Jobs Rated Report 2015: Ranking 200 Jobs

Jobs Rated Report 2015: Ranking 200 Jobs

Child Care Worker
161
Overall Rating:
161/200
542
Median Salary:$20,088

Cares for children when parents and other family members are unavailable. Cares for children’s basic needs, such as bathing and feeding. In addition, some help children prepare for kindergarten, and many help older children with homework.

Work Environment
Fair
110/200
55.00
Stress
High
132/200
25.880
Projected Growth
Fair
107/200
9.88
Choreographer
162
Overall Rating:
162/200
544
Median Salary:$44,400

Instructs performers and develops and interprets routines for stage and other presentations.

Work Environment
Poor
157/200
64.30
Stress
Very High
184/200
40.000
Projected Growth
Good
80/200
12.00
Aircraft Mechanic
163
Overall Rating:
163/200
546
Median Salary:$56,143

Performs scheduled inspections, maintenance and repairs on commercial and private aircraft.

Work Environment
Poor
143/200
61.80
Stress
High
144/200
27.430
Projected Growth
Very Poor
168/200
1.43
Drill-Press Operator
164
Overall Rating:
164/200
550
Median Salary:$34,123

Builds a variety of products, such as cabinets and furniture.

Work Environment
Very Poor
187/200
74.80
Stress
Very Low
10/200
11.230
Projected Growth
Very Poor
191/200
-8.77
Real Estate Agent
165
Overall Rating:
165/200
555
Median Salary:$40,357

Helps clients buy, sell, and rent properties. Brokers and agents do the same type of work, but brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses.

Work Environment
Very Poor
165/200
66.30
Stress
Very High
179/200
38.570
Projected Growth
Good
74/200
12.57
Truck Driver
166
Overall Rating:
166/200
556
Median Salary:$39,140

Operates 18-wheeled tractor-trailer, to transport durable and perishable goods from producers to distributors.

Work Environment
Poor
150/200
63.30
Stress
High
149/200
28.400
Projected Growth
Fair
116/200
8.40
Bus Driver
166
Overall Rating:
166/200
556
Median Salary:$36,190

Transports passengers according to a specific schedule along metropolitan and community routes.

Work Environment
Poor
144/200
62.30
Stress
High
133/200
25.900
Projected Growth
Poor
129/200
6.90
Actor
166
Overall Rating:
166/200
556
Median Salary:$31,846

Entertains, informs, and instructs audiences by interpreting dramatic roles on stage, film, television, or radio.

Work Environment
Good
77/200
50.60
Stress
Very High
188/200
44.600
Projected Growth
Poor
124/200
7.46
Airline Pilot
169
Overall Rating:
169/200
557
Median Salary:$115,112

Flies and navigates airplanes or helicopters. Airline pilots fly for airlines that transport people and cargo on a fixed schedule.

Work Environment
Very Poor
163/200
65.00
Stress
Very High
196/200
59.120
Projected Growth
Very Poor
182/200
-1.88
Butcher
169
Overall Rating:
169/200
557
Median Salary:$28,150

Prepares meat for sale to distributors, supermarket customers, and other consumers.

Work Environment
Poor
136/200
60.50
Stress
Medium
81/200
19.500
Projected Growth
Poor
159/200
2.50
Waiter/Waitress
171
Overall Rating:
171/200
558
Median Salary:$19,088

Takes customer orders, serves food and drink, and prepares meal checks.

Work Environment
Poor
152/200
63.60
Stress
Low
43/200
14.880
Projected Growth
Very Poor
163/200
1.88
Photographer
171
Overall Rating:
171/200
558
Median Salary:$29,267

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

Work Environment
Good
67/200
49.40
Stress
High
151/200
28.670
Projected Growth
Very Poor
166/200
1.67
Emergency Medical Technician
173
Overall Rating:
173/200
565
Median Salary:$31,175

Attends to situations which demand immediate medical attention, such as automobile accidents, heart attacks, and gunshot wounds.

Work Environment
Very Poor
195/200
85.90
Stress
Very High
182/200
39.750
Projected Growth
Very Good
21/200
22.75
Automobile Assembler
174
Overall Rating:
174/200
566
Median Salary:$28,172

Assembles both finished products and the parts that go into automobiles.

Work Environment
Fair
117/200
56.40
Stress
Medium
100/200
21.720
Projected Growth
Very Poor
171/200
0.71
Fashion Designer
175
Overall Rating:
175/200
567
Median Salary:$64,274

Creates original clothing, accessories, and footwear, as well as sketching designs, select fabrics and patterns, and give instructions on how to make the products designed.

Work Environment
Poor
134/200
60.30
Stress
Very High
174/200
36.740
Projected Growth
Very Poor
188/200
-4.26
Automobile Mechanic
176
Overall Rating:
176/200
569
Median Salary:$37,190

Inspects, maintains, and repairs cars and light trucks.

Work Environment
Very Poor
162/200
64.50
Stress
High
133/200
25.900
Projected Growth
Poor
129/200
6.90
Military General
177
Overall Rating:
177/200
573
Median Salary:$201,011

As a high-ranking leader in their branch of the armed forces, they command troops through military training operations and into battle.

Work Environment
Very Poor
197/200
87.00
Stress
Very High
197/200
63.110
Projected Growth
Very Poor
176/200
-0.89
Animal Care And Service Worker
178
Overall Rating:
178/200
578
Median Salary:$20,094

Cares for the needs of animals; feeds, waters, grooms, bathes, and exercises pets and other nonfarm animals. Job tasks vary by position and place of work.

Work Environment
Poor
154/200
64.00
Stress
High
135/200
25.940
Projected Growth
Fair
95/200
10.94
Dockworker
179
Overall Rating:
179/200
579
Median Salary:$24,135

Loads and unloads cargo from vessels, routes cargo to proper locations.

Work Environment
Poor
138/200
60.60
Stress
High
123/200
24.350
Projected Growth
Poor
131/200
6.35
Farmer
180
Overall Rating:
179/200
579
Median Salary:$70,253

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

Work Environment
Very Poor
182/200
71.00
Stress
High
139/200
26.530
Projected Growth
Very Poor
197/200
-17.47