CEOWORLD Magazine CFO Rising West Summit
BREAKING

Jobs that pay poorly and require a college degree or higher- Worst-Paying occupations list

Comment

Here is the list of. Jobs that pay poorly and require a college degree or higher- Worst-Paying occupations. What makes matters even worse is that students graduating from universities in 2010 faced unemployment of 9.1 %. Many jobs which are considered high prestige, such as those in the media, suffer from perpetual oversupply of candidates and as a result competition lowers salaries.  “Dirty” or “boring” jobs, like working on an oil rig or being an actuary, tend to receive much higher salaries because they need to to find a sufficient number of candidates.

[imagebrowser id=29]

7. Recreational Therapists
Median income: $39,410
Bottom-tier income: $24,640
Number employed: 20,830
Pct. With at least a bachelor’s degree: 71%
Projected change in jobs (2008 – 2018): +15%

6. Biological Technicians
Median income: $39,020
Bottom-tier income: $24,930
Number employed: 72,940
Pct. with bachelor’s degree: 83%
Projected change in jobs (2008 – 2018): +18%

5. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
Median income: $38,600
Bottom-tier income: $25,210
Number employed: 119,960
Pct. with bachelor’s degree: 98%
Projected change in jobs (2008 – 2018): +20%

4. Museum Technicians and Conservators
Median income: $37,310
Bottom-tier income: $24,440
Number employed: 10,390
Pct. with bachelor’s degree: 80%
Projected change in jobs (2008 – 2018): 26%


3. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Median income: $36,280
Bottom-tier income: $24,210
Number employed: 156,480
Pct. with at least bachelor’s degree: 71%
Projected change in jobs (2008 – 2018): +12%

2. Survey Researchers
Median income: $36,050
Bottom-tier income: $18,660
Number employed: 17,850
Pct. with at least bachelor’s degree: 100%
Projected change in jobs (2008 – 2018): +30%

1. Reporters and Correspondents
Median income: $34,530
Bottom-tier income: $19,970
Number employed: 45,130
Pct. with at least bachelor’s degree: 87%
Projected change in jobs (2008 – 2018): -8%

Elizabeth Haggar

Author

Elizabeth Haggar

Arizona-based financial adviser who builds and manages client portfolios using a mix of individual stocks and ETFs. She has helped identify and develop several trading strategies in numerous commodities markets for her clientele.

Up Next

Related Posts

Discussion about this post