Worst Job In America Is ...

worst job in America: newspaper reporterWhat is the worst job in America? In a troubled economy, where unemployment is high and the employed are overworked and underpaid, the competition is surely stiff. But each year CareerCast.com, the employment website, ranks 200 professions in America to come up with the answer.

The list is based on five factors: physical demands, work environment, income, stress and hiring outlook. This year, the 25th year of the CareerCast list, technological advancements appear to have complicated -- if not threatened -- several once-comfortable and sought-after American professions.

Not all jobs at the bottom of the list pay badly. One even pays an average salary of $60,750, while the average salary for a full-time worker in the U.S is around $41,000. In fact, the list of the worst jobs includes gigs that might always be considered desirable -- that is, once you reach the top of the field. Below are the bottom 10 on the list of 200 jobs, along with average salary information -- with No. 1 on the ranking being considered the least desirable. But tell us, what do YOU think is the worst job in America?

The Worst Jobs of 2013:

10. Flight Attendant -- Average income: $37,740.

9. Roofer -- Average income: $34,220.

8. Mail Carrier -- Average income: $53,090.

7. Meter Reader -- Average income: $36,400.

6. Dairy Farmer -- Average income: $60,750.

5. Oil Rig Worker -- Average income: $37,640.

4. Actor -- Average income: $17.44/hour.

3. Enlisted Military Personnel -- Average income:$41,998.

2. Lumberjack -- Average income: $32,870.

1. Newspaper Reporter -- Average income: $36,000.

Do you agree ? What do you think is the worst job in America? Share your comments below.

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anything that has to do with costumers is ******* BULLSHIT, cuz we don't just have the lowest payments but people get angry at US for rules we didn't create and if we break them we'll get fired, so people need to calm the hell down specially at subways they think they own us or something by paying 5-7$ specially most of the Indians and middle aged black women.
also i have to laugh at their shitty jokes xD

July 27 2013 at 12:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chavezjenni

You guys obviously don't know what a BAD job is! haha
Worst Job in america is Agricultural Field Pickers.

April 28 2013 at 10:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
james w. stout

I feel the worst job's in America, would be the most dangerous Jobs:

April 28 2013 at 4:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Greeneyes

You all do not know what a bad job is until you have worked as a telemarketer.

April 27 2013 at 6:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gmgpjandon

Worst job in America? It's gotta be dealing with Americans. The most rude, the most self centered, the best educated, the people with the least common sense and they all make jokes regarding their government while it spends them broke and the least knowledgable of the rest of the world than any educated peoples of the world. Oh yes, since WWII they still haven't realized they can't buy friends.Good luck fools, you're going to neeed it.

April 27 2013 at 12:33 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
danielsdad619

Of all the women I have dated I have found that NOBODY wines like a flight attendant. They hate there job and the people on their flights. From the jokes like “she was a DC customer” meaning her butt hit both seats going down the aisle at the same time to how the industry sucks it’s amazing. They have admitted to me that the one good thing is they are always shopping for their next date/husband in first class. I have had a many one night stands with flight attendants. They think I’m rich and I don’t tell them I’m not.

April 27 2013 at 12:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
danny

I would have thought crack ho would have been at the top of the list

April 26 2013 at 9:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
snowsgirl

911 dispatcher. A lot of folks believes they can/should have what they want in an instant. They also don't want to be interupted to get necessary information to help them.
A lot of people calling for help do not speak english, and there are delays when a translator has to be used.

April 26 2013 at 9:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Annika

I don't see why some of these jobs are even on the list. I would gladly have a dairy; I like cows. If you treat them well and don't make them sick by feeding them industrial feed and giving them growth hormones, they'll live long, happy, and productive lives. I really wonder what made them think that it's a bad job.

April 26 2013 at 6:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mccalteaux

I marvel at the people who do the jobs no one else wants to do and then charge a hefty fee to do it. I'm talking about for instance the guys who come to clean out your septic tank. Disgusting work but all they have to do is go home and take a shower and they are good as new. Now that is smart, disgusting work but smart.

A reporter is just some guy who followed his bliss when he went to school and never checked out the job prospects or what the job paid before investing time and money in school. This is just the author of this article feeling sorry for himself.

April 26 2013 at 5:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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