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This year's top 10 best and worst jobs
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Posted: 2015-04-27

by Kathryn Flynn

According to the website CareerCast.com, happiness at your job can be measured by the environment (both physical and emotional), income, career outlook and stress level it provides. Based on these criteria, the company ranked 200 careers from best to worst jobs of 2015. The study revealed that the future looks bright for those in math, science and healthcare fields, but less so for newspaper reporters and lumberjacks. Many of these “worst” jobs are being phased out due to advances in technology, or they are just too physically demanding for most people. Yet some of the lower rated jobs are crucial to our society, such as firefighters, cooks and enlisted military personnel.

One apparent trend we noticed about the careers featured near the top of the list is that they all require education beyond high school. If your future dreams for your child or grandchild include opportunities for advancement, high pay and relatively low stress, it’s probably a good idea to help them start saving for college. One of our favorite ways to pay for college is with a 529 plan. A 529 college savings plan is an investment account that grows tax-free and offers tax-free withdrawals as long as the money is spent on college. If you’re not sure where to start or need help setting a goal, try the College Savings Planner.

Remember, money isn’t everything and the most important thing is that your child is happy in his or her career. However, potential salary should be considered when choosing a college and a major, especially if they are taking out loans to help pay tuition.

Here’s a breakdown of the top ten best and worst jobs of 2015. Click here to read the full list.

Worst jobs:

10. Mail carrier
9. Firefighter
8. Taxi driver
7. Corrections officer
6. Photojournalist
5. Broadcaster
4. Cook
3. Enlisted military personnel
2. Lumberjack
1. Personnel

Best jobs:

10. Computer systems analyst
9. Occupational therapist
8. Software engineer
7. Dental hygienist
6. Data scientist
5. Biomedical engineer
4. Statistician
3. Mathematician
2. Audiologist
1. Actuary

According to the website CareerCast.com, happiness at your job can be measured by the environment (both physical and emotional), income, career outlook and stress level it provides. Based on these criteria, the company ranked 200 careers from best to worst jobs of 2015. The study revealed that the future looks bright for those in math, science and healthcare fields, but less so for newspaper reporters and lumberjacks. Many of these “worst” jobs are being phased out due to advances in technology, or they are just too physically demanding for most people. Yet some of the lower rated jobs are crucial to our society, such as firefighters, cooks and enlisted military personnel.

One apparent trend we noticed about the careers featured near the top of the list is that they all require education beyond high school. If your future dreams for your child or grandchild include opportunities for advancement, high pay and relatively low stress, it’s probably a good idea to help them start saving for college. One of our favorite ways to pay for college is with a 529 plan. A 529 college savings plan is an investment account that grows tax-free and offers tax-free withdrawals as long as the money is spent on college. If you’re not sure where to start or need help setting a goal, try the College Savings Planner.

Remember, money isn’t everything and the most important thing is that your child is happy in his or her career. However, potential salary should be considered when choosing a college and a major, especially if they are taking out loans to help pay tuition.

Here’s a breakdown of the top ten best and worst jobs of 2015. Click here to read the full list.

Worst jobs:

10. Mail carrier
9. Firefighter
8. Taxi driver
7. Corrections officer
6. Photojournalist
5. Broadcaster
4. Cook
3. Enlisted military personnel
2. Lumberjack
1. Personnel

Best jobs:

10. Computer systems analyst
9. Occupational therapist
8. Software engineer
7. Dental hygienist
6. Data scientist
5. Biomedical engineer
4. Statistician
3. Mathematician
2. Audiologist
1. Actuary

 

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