10 Worst Jobs in USA Lumberjacks, waitresses make the list By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff Posted Apr 11, 2012 5:26 PM CDT 12 comments Comments Lumberjack is the worst job to have, according to a new survey. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Hunting for a job? It may prove wise to avoid this list of toilsome occupations. Accounting for physical toughness, pay, stress, work environment, and hiring outlook, these are the 10 worst jobs in America, as deemed by career advice website CareerCast, and rounded up by the Huffington Post. Here's a sampling: Butcher (9): $29,156 Waiter/waitress (6): $18,088 Oil rig worker (4): $32,132 Dairy farmer (2): $33,119 Lumberjack (1): $32,114 Click here to see the whole list.