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Reveled: Here Are The 5 Worst Industries To Work For In 2018

And if you’re looking for a job right now or planning a career change, stay away from these five major industries. With an average lifetime income of $1,204,688, “food preparation and servers” is the worst industry to work for in 2018, that’s according to Zippia’s analysis. The sector is heavily dominated by younger people, with the majority of workers being under the age of 35.

Food preparation and server was followed by “Farming, fishing, and forestry” industry, with an average lifetime income os $1,281,066. According to the most recent Census data, the average person earns about $2.7 million over his or her lifetime.

Here are the top 5 worst industries to work for in 2018:

5. Healthcare support

Average salary age 25: $25,061
Average salary age 40: $32,855
Average lifetime income: $1,479,498
The highest concentration of healthcare support occupations by state: New York, Rhode Island, and New Jersey
The lowest concentration of healthcare support occupations by state: Nevada, Vermont, and California

4. Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance

Average salary age 25: $21,271
Average salary age 40: $27,817
Average lifetime income: $1,314,274
The highest concentration of building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations by state: Hawaii, Montana, and Nevada
The lowest concentration of building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations by state: Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee

3. Personal care and service

Average salary age 25: $22,872
Average salary age 40: $30,221
Average lifetime income: $1,307,220
The highest concentration of personal care and service occupations by state: Nevada, California, and New Mexico
The lowest concentration of personal care and service occupations by state: Georgia, Alabama, and Oklahoma

2. Farming, fishing, and forestry

Average salary age 25: $22,246
Average salary age 40: $26,073
Average lifetime income: $1,281,066
The highest concentration of farming, fishing, and forestry occupations by state: California, Idaho, and Oregon
The lowest concentration of farming, fishing, and forestry occupations by state: Rhode Island, Nevada, and New York

1. Food preparation and servers:

Average salary age 25: $21,255
Average salary age 40: $26,289
Average lifetime income: $1,204,688
The highest concentration of food preparation and serving occupations by state: Nevada, Hawaii, and Montana
The lowest concentration of food preparation and serving occupations by state: New Jersey, Utah, and New York

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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