Who has the worst job in America?
According to CareerCast.com’s 28th annual Jobs Rated report’s 10 worst jobs list, it’s a newspaper reporter.
The Jobs Rated report’s methodology analyzes each job’s environment (emotional, physical and hours worked), income (growth potential and salary), outlook (employment growth, income growth potential and unemployment), and 11 stress factors to determine which professions are among the least desirable.
“A gradual decline in print publications at the turn of the century became a steep downturn for the past decade,” CareerCast writes in what is fairly obvious. “Publications folding mean far fewer job prospects, and declining ad revenue means unfavorable pay for those in the Fourth Estate.”
The next worse job? That would be loggers.
“Declining use of paper, as more content moves to digital, has negatively impacted employment prospects in the logging industry,” writes CareerCast.
That’s followed by broadcasters, disc jockeys, enlisted military personnel, pest control workers, retail salespeople, advertising salespeople, taxi drivers and firefighters.
And who has the best job? That would be data scientists. The report says that the average salary for this gig is $128,240, with a 16 percent growth outlook.
Rounding out the rest of the top ten are 2) statisticians, 3) information security analyst 4) audiologist, 5) diagnostic medical monographer 6) mathematician, 7) software engineer, 8) computer system analyst, 9) speech pathologist and 10) actuary.