10 Best And Worst Jobs of 2013

This article was originally published on ComeRecommended.com.

Do you love your job? Do you think it’s one of the best jobs out there? Or, are you stuck in one of the worst jobs?

Well, CareerCast used a variety of factors to put together two lists of the best and worst jobs of 2013.

Best and Worst Jobs of 2013

Based on a wide range of aspects, which they categorized into four “Core Criteria:” environment, income, outlook, and stress. Additionally, each includes a range of sub-categories.

Environment includes emotional and physical factors like competitiveness and physical demands. Income is determined by adding the estimated mid-level income for each job to the income growth potential. Outlook is based on a ranking system based on three factors: employment growth, income growth outlook, and unemployment outlook. Stress is based on a combination of 11 factors such as travel, growth potential, deadlines, environmental conditions, and life risk.

Together, these criteria led to determining the best and worst jobs of 2013. The data for each job comes from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), other governmental agencies, trade associations, and private survey firms.

Here are the best and worst jobs of 2013 (with median income and growth outlook):

Best Jobs

  1. Actuary
    BLS National Salary Median: $87,650
    Projected Job Growth: 27%
  2. Biomedical engineer
    BLS National Salary Median: $81,540
    Projected Job Growth: 62%
  3. Software engineer
    BLS National Salary Median: $90,530
    Projected Job Growth: 30%
  4. Audiologist
    BLS National Salary Median: $66,660
    Projected Job Growth: 37%
  5. Financial Planner
    BLS National Salary Median: $64,750
    Projected Job Growth: 32%
  6. Dental Hygienist
    BLS National Salary Median: $68,250
    Projected Job Growth: 38%
  7. Occupational Therapist
    BLS National Salary Median: $72,320
    Projected Job Growth: 33%
  8. Optometrist
    BLS National Salary Median: $94,990
    Projected Job Growth: 33%
  9. Physical Therapist
    BLS National Salary Median: $76,310
    Projected Job Growth: 39%
  10. Computer Systems Analyst
    BLS National Salary Median: $77,740
    Projected Job Growth: 22%

Worst Jobs

  1. Newspaper Reporter
    BLS National Salary Median: $36,000
    Projected Job Growth: -6%
  2. Lumberjack
    BLS National Salary Median: $32,870
    Projected Job Growth: 4%
  3. Enlisted Military Personnel
    BLS National Salary Median: $41,998 (E-7, 8+ years experience)
    Projected Job Growth: Varies
  4. Actor
    BLS National Salary Median: $17.44/hour
    Projected Job Growth: 4%
  5. Oil Rig Worker
    BLS National Salary Median: $37,640
    Projected Job Growth: 8%
  6. Dairy Farmer
    BLS National Salary Median: $60,750
    Projected Job Growth: -8%
  7. Meter Reader
    BLS National Salary Median:$36,400
    Projected Job Growth:-10%
  8. Mail Carrier
    BLS National Salary Median: $53,090
    Projected Job Growth: -26%
  9. Roofer
    BLS National Salary Median: $34,220
    Projected Job Growth: 18%
  10. Flight Attendant
    BLS National Salary Median: $37,740
    Projected Job Growth: 0%

Is your job on the list of the best and worst jobs of 2013? What do you think put it there?

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