WORST JOBS #10 Iron Worker
Job Description: Raises the steel framework of buildings, bridges, and other structures.
Hourly Pay Range*: $14.11 and $27.08
WORST JOBS #9 Roustabout
Job Description: Performs routine physical labor and maintenance on oil rigs and pipelines, both on and off shore.
Hourly Pay Range*: $10.84 - $17.77
WORST JOBS #8 Welder
Job Description: Joins or repairs metal surfaces through the application of heat.
WORST JOBS #7 Garbage Collector
Job Description: Collects refuse on a designated municipal route, and transports trash to disposal plants or landfill areas.
Hourly Pay Range*: $10.59 to $18.48
WORST JOBS #6 Roofer
Job Description: Installs roofs on new buildings, performs repairs on old roofs, and re-roofs old buildings. Involves heavy lifting, climbing, bending, and kneeling.
Hourly Pay Range*: $12.12 and $20.79
WORST JOBS #5 EMT
Job Description: Emergency Medical Technicians attend to situations which demand immediate medical attention, such as automobile accidents, heart attacks, and gunshot wounds.
Salary* Range: $21,290 and $35,210
WORST JOBS #4 Seaman
Job Description: May perform any number of tasks involved in the operation of ships, boats, barges, or dredges.
Salary* Range: $23,790 and $39,830
WORST JOBS #3 Taxi Driver
Job Description: Picks up and drops off passengers by request. Taxi drivers risk robbery because they work alone and often carry large amounts of cash.
Hour Pay Range*: $8.00 and $12.19
WORST JOBS #2 Dairy Farmer
Job Description: Directs and takes part in activities involved in the raising of cattle for milk production.
Average Salary*: $15,603
WORST JOBS #1 Lumberjack
Job Description: Fells, cuts, and transports timber to be processed into lumber, paper, and other wood products.
Average Salary*: $443/week
BEST JOBS #10 Accountant
Job Description: Analyze and communicate financial information for various entities such as companies, individual clients, and government.
Salary* Range: $42,520 - $71,960
BEST JOBS #9 Industrial Designer
Job Description: Designs and develops products manufactured for everyday use, i.e, automobiles, appliances, furniture, etc.
Salary* Range: $41,270 and $72,610
BEST JOBS #8 Sociologist
Job Description: Studies human behavior by examining the interaction of social groups and institutions.
Average Salary*: $60,290
BEST JOBS #7 Historian
Job Description: Analyzes and records historical information from a specific era or according to a particular area of expertise.
Average Salary*: $48,520
BEST JOBS #6 Computer Analyst
Job Description: Solve computer problems and use computer technology to meet the needs of an organization.
Salary* Range: $54,320 and $87,600
BEST JOBS #5 Software Engineer
Job Description: Researches, designs, develops and maintains software systems along with hardware development for medical, scientific, and industrial purposes.
Salary* Range: $62,830 and $98,470
BEST JOBS #4 Biologist
Job Description: Studies the relationship of plants and animals to their environment.
Salary* Range: $53,390 and $100,060
BEST JOBS #3 Statistician
Job Description: Analyze Tabulates, analyzes, and interprets the numeric results of experiments and surveys.
Salary* Range: $48,480 and $87,850
BEST JOBS #2 Actuary
Job Description: Assemble and analyze data to estimate the probability and likely cost of an event such as death, sickness, injury, disability, or loss of property.
Salary* Range: $58,710 and $114,570
BEST JOBS #1 Mathematician
Job Description: Applies mathematical theories and formulas to teach or solve problems in a business, educational, or industrial climate.
Salary* Range: 62,970 and $106,250