A new survey of the best and worst jobs in the country has declared that being a newspaper reporter (blogger may or may not fall under the umbrella) is the worst career you could be pursuing.
Careercast.com has released their annual job rankings, where they rank 200 jobs from best to worst. At the very bottom, The survey put the annual median salary of a print reporter at $37,200.
Not surprisingly for an industry in its twilight days, it is the third year in a row that a newspaper reporter ranked as the worst job. Being a broadcaster didn’t fare much better. It came in third worst on the list.
“The news business has changed drastically over the years, and not in a good way,” former Broadcaster Ann Baldwin, president of Baldwin Media PR in New Britain, Connecticut told Fox5NY. “When people ask me if I miss it, I tell them ‘I feel as if I jumped off of a sinking ship.’”
The report says that one factor that has many media jobs among the worst is the decline of advertising revenue. And, a drop in advertising sales translates to a decline in positions for advertising sales people. Advertising Sales Person appears on the 10 worst jobs list for the first time (#193), after finishing just outside the bottom 10 a year ago.
As for the best job of the year, that went to data scientists. The survey cited a strong growth outlook and an annual median salary of $128,240. If you are lucky enough to find them, the top jobs will be in Information Technology, Healthcare, and Mathematics.
It was not immediately clear where the most rapidly growing job category in the “new normal” American recovery, those of waiters and bartenders, fell within this list.
Here is the summary of the 5 best and worst jobs:
And here is the detailed breakdown of the 10 best and 10 worst in the U.S. right now.
First, the top 10 best jobs according to the Careercast rankings:
And here are the top 10 worst jobs. We’ll begin with the worst according to Careercast, which happens to be a newspaper reporter. As noted above, blogger – especially, and ironically, one chronicling the failure of a broken socio-economic system – may or may not fall into this umbrella definition.