Today we read about CareerCast.com’s recent ranking of 200 jobs from best to worst (hat tip: Wall Street Journal), a list where each profession is given scores for five “core criteria” –- environment, income, outlook, stress and physical demands.
From all this we've learned today that, yes, it is better to be a federal judge than an attorney. But it’s even better to be a paralegal assistant.
We contemplate our next career move, after the jump …
Where the legal jobs wound up:
7. Paralegal Assistant Hiring outlook: “Very good”
22. Stenographer/Court Reporter Hiring outlook: "Very good"
63. Federal judge (Falling just behind “Musical Instrument Repairer”) Hiring outlook: "Poor"
80. Attorney Hiring outlook: “Good”
No legal jobs landed among the last 20 on the list, which is good because those jobs are deemed “to suffer from a combination of fatal flaws –- low salaries, difficult working conditions, serious risk of injury or death, and poor employment prospects over the coming years.” So count your blessings. At least you're not a roustabout.
— Pam Smith