Best 10 Jobs and Worst 10 Jobs

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If you are searching or planning for your ideal job you’ll be interested in this published list of 2016 best and worst jobs.

Best Jobs of 2016
Data scientist
Information security analyst
Diagnostic medical sonographer
Software engineer
Computer systems analyst
Speech pathologist

The worst jobs of 2016
Newspaper reporter
Disc jockey
Enlisted military service personnel
Pest control worker
Retail salesperson
Advertising salesperson
Taxi driver
See footnote below for more information about the source of the data.

BUT here’s another, very personal point of view: “I hate science” (anonymous website post). Three simple words which speak volumes.

And that juxtaposition sums up the situation. On the one hand we have averaged data, while on the other we are all individuals with different skills, knowledge, potentials and passions. So if you really don’t like science, technology, engineering or maths, where does that leave you?

Background data (eg the above list of “best jobs”) is of general interest. Additionally, what’s really critical are the jobs which are most suitable for you. Success comes to people who have a passion for what they do, and they have (or can develop) relevant knowledge, skills and attributes. The best career plans take all these things into account, while taking advantage of web based high quality career development programs, such as Career Voyage.

Footnote: The above list of jobs has been compiled by “CAREERCAST”, and American company. That means of course US jobs, although in an increasingly globalised world the information is of general interest.   CAREERCAST say their “Core Criteria;” (ie, the general categories inherent to every job) are Environment, Income, Outlook, and Stress. Evaluative data for each job was sourced from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a part of the U.S. Department of Labor. For further details see