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The Top Ten And Worst Occupations

The US CareerCast Career Portal has ranked 200 jobs from best to worst, based on five key criteria.

The Top Ten And Worst Occupations

Good job! but how this'll affect me?

How well you want to thrive in a profession is mostly defined by your interests, motivation and whether you want to work for a living - or live for a job. Nevertheless, there are some universal criteria that can give an indication of how attractive a profession is. If you want to choose your future career or you would like to swich between careers, so you've to read carefully this rank!. Let's talk about it.

CareerCast has primarily used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government agencies to assess the 200 occupations based on the five criteria physical requirements, work environment, income, stress and job prospects. The statistics they used apply to the US labor market, but most of the criteria also correspond well with the most advanced markets.

" We look at a wide range of criteria as analytically as possible. There are some subjective aspects, but it's largely based on concrete data, says publisher Tony Lee of CareerCast.com. "

Newspaper journalist at bottom

At the bottom of the list of the 200 occupations you find newspaper journalist. Still smaller editorials, decreasing budgets and competition from internet companies have created very difficult conditions for newspaper journalists, according to CareerCast.com Jobs who reviewed the report.

Thanks to technological advances, consumers have access to online news outlets from virtually anywhere, threatening the existence of traditional paper newspapers. As a result, the number of jobs is estimated to fall by 6 percent by 2020, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

The figures from this year's coordinated recordings also show that fewer people want to become a journalist in Norway than before. 1026 applicants had journalism as their first choice, which is 11 per cent lower than last year. If you include applicants with journalism lower on the priority list, the decline is 14 percent from last year. The exception is the journalist line at the University of Bergen, where there are eight percent more applicants than in 2012.

Actuators on top

At the top of the list you might find something surprisingly professionally called actuary. They've the task of assessing risk, often for insurance purposes, using statistical data, environmental effects and trends in situational understanding.

High wages, low stress levels, stable and good job prospects, a healthy work environment and minimal physical effort are stated as grounds for the top ranking. Another argument that's emphasized is that archivists often achieve the ultimate career goal: personal fulfillment. This, on the other hand, is something that's strictly more applicable to many American actuaries, who, unlike their counterparts, often work to "premiere" sick people by granting coverage of hospital bills.

" I tell people that I can count on one hand how many days I've said I don't want to go to work, says President Cecil Bykerk in the American Academy of Actuaries to CareerCast. "

We've to take his word for it.

The 10 highest ranked professions

  • Actuarial
  • Bioengineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Audiolog/Audiograf
  • Financial Advisor / Financial Advisor
  • Dental hygienist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • optician
  • Physiotherapist
  • Database Developer / Consultant

The 10 lowest ranked occupations

  • Newspaper Journalist
  • Lumberjack / woodsman
  • Service-active military personnel
  • Actor
  • Oil Rig Worker
  • Dairy farmer
  • Parking lot attendant
  • Postman
  • Roofer
  • Cabin Personal

Good luck with your future career!

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