25 Worst Jobs to Have In 2010
CareerCast, "your job search portal," has just released a list of the best and worst jobs to have in 2010. With the recession still shaking the foundations of the economy nationwide, most people are happy to have a job these days at all, but in order for there to be a list of the best jobs to have, there also has to be a list of the worst jobs to have. According to the CareerCast website, rankings are determined using a "detailed analysis to measure careers by factors such as working conditions, competitiveness, hiring outlook and physical exertion."
The list of the 25 worst jobs to have in 2010 runs the gamut and includes everything from civil servant employees to butchers and circus workers. While CareerCast could not take all factors into consideration when determining their rankings, two themes that emerge from this list of the 25 worst jobs to have in 2010 are that many of these jobs are unionized jobs and lower-paying jobs with most capping out at less than $70,000.
21. Police officers
10. Mail carriers
7. Taxi drivers
4. Dairy farmers
1. Roustabouts, which can either be temporary circus workers or oil riggers
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Gwen Parkes is a seasoned writer and editor and a subject matter expert (SME) on healthcare and healthcare reform. She spends her days freelancing for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and various publishing houses. Parkes exercises everyday to cleanse her mind and find her inspiration- running and hot yoga are her current devices of choice- and she is an amateur chef and self-proclaimed foodie; she believes that good supermarkets are happy places, a good Pinot Noir goes with everything and coffee should be served hot, with cream and sugar and as frequently as necessary.