The ranking was determined by analyzing each job's annual “jobs rated” score, median salary, and growth outlook. To find the 200 best and worst jobs, CareerCast took into account environment: emotional, physical and hours worked; income: growth potential and salary; and outlook: employment growth, income growth potential, and unemployment. The group also factored in 11 stress factors to score which professions are among the most and least desirable.
Weighing in at 196 — 1 being the best job, and 200 being the worst — enlisted military personnel was indexed as the most stressful position in the report. Additionally, its environmental score ranked 199, beating only that of a firefighter.
“Declining employment opportunities contributed to the inclusion of many of the 10 worst careers in the 2016 Jobs Rated report,” said Kyle Kensing, online content editor for CareerCast.
However, concerning the military, the system failed to take into account motivation for selecting this career path, and the fact the growth outlook is not applicable in the field.
According to the list, the only jobs worse than enlisted military in 2016 are disc jockey, broadcaster, logger, and newspaper reporter.
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A Chinese tank rolls at the training ground "Tsugol", about 250 kilometers (156 miles ) south-east of the city of Chita during the military exercises Vostok 2018 in Eastern Siberia, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 (Associated Press/Sergei Grits)
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The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard called the ongoing partial government shutdown "unacceptable" following reports that some Coast Guardsmen are relying on donations from food pantries while their regular paychecks remain on hold.
"We're five-plus weeks into the anxiety and stress of this government lapse and your non-pay," Adm. Karl Schultz said in a video message to service members. "You, as members of the armed forces, should not be expected to shoulder this burden."
The bigger and faster electromagnetic weapons elevator on the new
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