Monday, April 29, 2013

Stop the Presses: Newspaper Reporter Is 'Worst Job in America'

Posted By on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Time Magazine reports that the 25th annual rankings of the best and worst jobs in America reveal that if you're a good with numbers, you'll probably be in pretty good shape—career-wise. If you're good with words, think again. analyzed numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, ranking the 200 most common jobs in America, based on salary, stress and hiring outlook.

The top job for 2013 is actuary—number-crunchers who mull statistics and financial theory for insurance companies and financial institutions. The second best job is biomedical engineer, followed by software engineers. The least stressful job of 2013, according to, is university professor, which came in at 15 best on the overall list.

On the flip side, newspaper reporter is considered the worst professions in America. Low pay, high stress and the lack of jobs are key reasons. Second worst is actor, followed by lumberjack.

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