Study rates newspaper reporter, broadcaster as two worst jobs of 2017


Newspaper reporter and broadcaster are the two worst careers to have of 2017, according to CareerCast’s annual research study.  

The study looked at the 200 most common jobs and ranked them primarily based on salary, expected job growth, level of competition, degree of stress and safety hazards. Statistics were provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, among other resources. 

The research found that the worst job on the list, newspaper reporter, has a median salary of $37,820 and an expected job growth rate of minus 8 percent.

{mosads}The second-worst occupation of broadcaster has a slightly higher median salary of $38,870, but also has a more negative outlook in terms of job growth at minus 9 percent. 

“The two lowest-ranking jobs of 2017 have recently taken center stage in American culture in a way not seen in many years,” the report said.

“Working extensively in the public eye and often under tight deadlines contributes to the high stress rankings for both Newspaper Reporters and Broadcasters. In addition, both industries have also felt the years-long squeeze of diminishing job prospects, due to declining advertising revenue that has impacted the newspaper, radio and television industries.” 

The study said prospects of working as a reporter or broadcaster won’t get better anytime soon. 

“The two professions rank among the 13 worst for job outlook, with negative growth forecasted through 2024 in this year’s Jobs Rated report,” it concluded. 

The study said logger was the third-worst career, followed by enlisted military personnel, pest control worker, disc jockey, ad salesperson, firefighter, retail salesperson and taxi driver.


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