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Revealed: Here Are The 10 Best And Worst Jobs In America, 2017

The position of a statistician has been named as the “Best Job In America for 2017” by CareerCast, which produces annual rankings of 200 professions. Meanwhile, the position of newspaper reporter — a relatively low-paying occupation with declining employment — has been named the “worst job in America,” 2017.

The study, which is based on information from the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, ranked statisticians – number 1 as a best job in the U.S. – with a projected growth of 34% per cent through to 2024 and a median salary of $80,110.

The second-best job went to Medical services managers, projected growth of 17% and a median salary of $94,500.

This was followed by Operations research analysts, projected growth of 30% and a median salary of $78,630.

On the other hand, the worst US jobs for 2017 went to Newspaper reporters, Broadcasters, Loggers, and enlisted military personnel.

And there you have it!

Here are the 10 best jobs in America, 2017

  1. Statistician
    > Annual median salary: $80,110
    > Projected job growth, 2014-2024: 34%
  2.  Medical services manager
    > Annual median salary: $94,500
    > Projected job growth, 2014-2024: 17%
  3. Operations research analyst
    > Annual median salary: $78,630
    > Projected job growth, 2014-2024: 30%
  4. Information security analyst
    > Annual median salary: $90,120
    > Projected job growth, 2014-2024: 18%
  5. Data scientist
    > Annual median salary: $111,267
    > Projected job growth, 2014-2024: 16%
  6. University professor
    > Annual median salary: $72,470
    > Projected job growth, 2014-2024: 13%
  7. Mathematician
    > Annual median salary: $111,100
    > Projected job growth, 2014-2024:: 21%
  8. Software engineer
    > Annual median salary: $100,690
    > Projected job growth, 2014-2024: 17%
  9. Occupational therapist
    > Annual median salary: $80,150
    > Projected job growth, 2014-2024: 27%
  10. Speech pathologist
    > Annual median salary: $73,410
    > Projected job growth, 2014-2024:: 21%

Here are the 10 worst jobs in America, 2017

  1. Newspaper reporter
    > Annual median salary: $36,360
    > Projected job growth, 2014-2024: -9%
  2. Broadcaster
    > Annual median salary: $37,720
    > Projected job growth, 2014-2024: -13%
  3. Logger
    > Annual median salary: $36,210
    > Projected job growth, 2014-2024: -4%
  4. Enlisted military personnel
    > Annual median salary: $27,936
    > Projected job growth, 2014-2024: N/A
  5. Pest control worker
    > Annual median salary: $32,162
    > Projected job growth, 2014-2024: -1%
  6. Disc jockey
    > Annual median salary: $30,080
    > Projected job growth, 2014-2024: -11%
  7. Advertising sales person
    > Annual median salary: $48,490
    > Projected job growth, 2014-2024: -3%
  8. Firefighter
    > Annual median salary: $46,870
    > Projected job growth, 2014-2024: 5%
  9. Retail salesperson
    > Annual median salary: $22,040
    > Projected job growth, 2014-2024: 7%
  10. Taxi driver
    > Annual median salary: $23,510
    > Projected job growth (including chauffeurs), 2014-2024: 13%
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD Magazine
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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