Jobs Rated 2013: ranking 200 jobs from best to worst

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Jobs Rated 2013: ranking 200 jobs from best to worst

Postby qwertyboard » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:28 am

http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/be ... -jobs-2013

5 mexican pesos to the person that finds the word "Attorney" on the list...

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Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:30 am

qwertyboard wrote:http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/best-worst-jobs-2013

5 mexican pesos to the person that finds the word "Attorney" on the list...


I went to Mexico in December. That is not even worth 50 cents. I can only buy a piece of gum with that amount of money.

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Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:42 am

I don't know about anyone else, but I couldn't see myself doing about 95% of the jobs on that list. Very few of those jobs would make me happy. Unfornuately, if I do not get to specialize in the area of law in which I want, I don't think I will be happy as an attorney. One of the worst parts of most professional jobs in America is the time committment that is required at them.

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Postby Justin Genious » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:47 am

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Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:49 am

Justin Genious wrote:Image

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:). I had to type this, because my post count was listed as 666. That is no bueno.

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Postby rad lulz » Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:32 am

Just a little worse than being a funeral director, and a little better than being an ironworker.

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Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:36 am

bizzybone1313 wrote:I don't know about anyone else, but I couldn't see myself doing about 95% of the jobs on that list. Very few of those jobs would make me happy. Unfornuately, if I do not get to specialize in the area of law in which I want, I don't think I will be happy as an attorney. One of the worst parts of most professional jobs in America is the time committment that is required at them.

Very few people actually like their jobs. You know that, right?

If you hold out for happiness, you will likely fall short. Find something you can tolerate and find happiness outside of the workplace.

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Postby eyfl » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:34 am

Hm, should I question my sanity if my current job is in the top40 of this list and I'm planning on going to law school? (Here I wanted to say that ranking doesn't matter, then I remembered how revered law school rankings are).

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Postby qwertyboard » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:36 am

Justin Genious wrote:Image

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Pmed you.

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Postby Jimbo_Jones » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:24 am

eyfl wrote:Hm, should I question my sanity if my current job is in the top40 of this list and I'm planning on going to law school? (Here I wanted to say that ranking doesn't matter, then I remembered how revered law school rankings are).



I would question your sanity if you relied on an arbitrary list that some journalist (one of the worst jobs on the list, remember?) cooked up to tell you what you should be doing with your life.

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Postby nickb285 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:26 am

Dental hygenist is higher than archaeologist, secretary is higher than judge, receptionist is higher than aerospace engineer, and best of all security guard is higher than airline pilot. Having been a mall cop at one point, I suspect that this person found a list of jobs and hit the "random sort" button five minutes before their "article" was due.

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Postby Balthy » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:33 am

nickb285 wrote:Dental hygenist is higher than archaeologist, secretary is higher than judge, receptionist is higher than aerospace engineer, and best of all security guard is higher than airline pilot. Having been a mall cop at one point, I suspect that this person found a list of jobs and hit the "random sort" button five minutes before their "article" was due.



Pilots have it bad bro. Average starting salary for a regional airlines is around 20k. That with a ton of debt.

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Postby nickb285 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:36 am

$20k with some benefits and (if it's like the airlines around here) tuition reimbursement, for flying, is a damned sight better than $9-10/hour for walking around a shopping mall 8-10 hours a day.

ETA: Not to mention pilots have opportunities for career advancement. At my security gig they had the wage schedule on the office wall--how much you could expect to be paid after a certain time and/or promotions. I think it was meant to motivate us, but what it taught me was that if I stayed there for ten years and got promoted twice I'd make $17/hour, and realistically I'd have shot myself in the throat long before that.

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Postby qwertyboard » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:24 pm

Jimbo_Jones wrote:
eyfl wrote:Hm, should I question my sanity if my current job is in the top40 of this list and I'm planning on going to law school? (Here I wanted to say that ranking doesn't matter, then I remembered how revered law school rankings are).



I would question your sanity if you relied on an arbitrary list that some journalist (one of the worst jobs on the list, remember?) cooked up to tell you what you should be doing with your life.


Dude checkout the study's super scientific methodology.

nickb285 wrote:$20k with some benefits and (if it's like the airlines around here) tuition reimbursement, for flying, is a damned sight better than $9-10/hour for walking around a shopping mall 8-10 hours a day.

ETA: Not to mention pilots have opportunities for career advancement. At my security gig they had the wage schedule on the office wall--how much you could expect to be paid after a certain time and/or promotions. I think it was meant to motivate us, but what it taught me was that if I stayed there for ten years and got promoted twice I'd make $17/hour, and realistically I'd have shot myself in the throat long before that.


My best friend is in Texas right now getting the commercial license. What's killing him right now is ALL THE flying HOURS he needs to accumulate before he is even considered for a 25k a year job at an airline! By the time he gets the hours he'll have 100k+ in debt (and thats on the lower end). Airlines are paying pilots miserable salaries while CEOs are making hundred of millions, then they go bankrupt and we bail them out (this is one example why I don't think it's outrageous for partner who is bringing big money to a firm to earn 800k/year).

He is avoiding at all cost joining the military, and he is constantly searching for opportunities in South America were pilots start flying at the age of 21. Emirates Airlines is another options he's been looking at because they pay their pilots good money plus a ton of benefits. So, I would concur with you that being a pilot is better than being a mall cop but the market for them in the US sucks even more than for lawyers right now.

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Postby nickb285 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:20 pm

qwertyboard wrote:My best friend is in Texas right now getting the commercial license. What's killing him right now is ALL THE flying HOURS he needs to accumulate before he is even considered for a 25k a year job at an airline! By the time he gets the hours he'll have 100k+ in debt (and thats on the lower end).


My friend who's in the process is mitigating that somewhat by teaching--he's got his small plane commercial license (not sure of all the levels or terms, but I know he needs a lot more hours for the large plane license) so he has an assistant teaching gig with the school where he's getting his license; he helps teach the new students, gets hours, and keeps his debt down.

That said, you're correct that the entry-level pilot market sucks. It just sucks significantly less than being a rent-a-cop.

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Postby NoodleyOne » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:23 pm

nickb285 wrote:
qwertyboard wrote:My best friend is in Texas right now getting the commercial license. What's killing him right now is ALL THE flying HOURS he needs to accumulate before he is even considered for a 25k a year job at an airline! By the time he gets the hours he'll have 100k+ in debt (and thats on the lower end).


My friend who's in the process is mitigating that somewhat by teaching--he's got his small plane commercial license (not sure of all the levels or terms, but I know he needs a lot more hours for the large plane license) so he has an assistant teaching gig with the school where he's getting his license; he helps teach the new students, gets hours, and keeps his debt down.

That said, you're correct that the entry-level pilot market sucks. It just sucks significantly less than being a rent-a-cop.

I mean, rent-a-cop sucks, but not in absolute terms. It's an easy fucking job, just annoying with shit pay. A skilled job with awful hours, worse job prospects, with the same shitty pay I would say is objectively worse.

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Postby usher560 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:44 am

This is the most ridiculous job ranking list I have ever seen. Not even worth reading. I currently do a job that is higher than 150 on this list...and I know a lot of people doing other jobs ranked much higher. Most of the people I know who are doing my job are happy...as I am. I can't say that about most other people I know in other professions. Having a job that you don't hate can't be over-rated. I'm starting law school as a non-traditional in the fall, so I've been in the job market for quite awhile. If anyone changes their career path based on this list, they deserve to be a mall cop.

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Postby Sheffield » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:20 am

Perusing this list was interesting, especially the incomes. Aside from medical professions, attorneys rank very well. No idea that as a first year I might be earning more than the judge. Maybe this LS thing isn’t so bad after all. I guess of all the dollar an hour gigs, chauffeuring might be the best of the worst jobs.

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Postby North » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:38 am

Sheffield wrote: No idea that as a first year I might be earning more than the judge. Maybe this LS thing isn’t so bad after all.

Most judges are so underpaid it's disgusting.

BigLaw Associates a couple years in make more than most AIII judges.

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Postby sinfiery » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:24 pm

Astronomer is #36 and financial planner is #5? This is bullshit

Can't believe someone would prefer to solicit boomers all day than gaze at the stars all night.

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Postby philosoraptor » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:39 pm

North wrote:
Sheffield wrote: No idea that as a first year I might be earning more than the judge. Maybe this LS thing isn’t so bad after all.

Most judges are so underpaid it's disgusting.

BigLaw Associates a couple years in make more than most AIII judges.
At least AIII judges copped dat constitutionally guaranteed job security.

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Postby dr123 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:41 pm

Brick Layer sounds legit

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Postby Doorkeeper » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:58 pm

North wrote:
Sheffield wrote: No idea that as a first year I might be earning more than the judge. Maybe this LS thing isn’t so bad after all.

Most judges are so underpaid it's disgusting.

BigLaw Associates a couple years in make more than most AIII judges.

Prestige makes people do crazy things...

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Postby Doorkeeper » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:59 pm

University Professor sitting pretty at #14.

Maybe I should go get a PhD...




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