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10 Worst Jobs in USA

Lumberjacks, waitresses make the list

(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... More »

Most Useless College Degree Is ...

Journalism tops the list, and advertising isn't far behind

(Newser) - Parents of high school seniors take note: The Daily Beast has compiled a list of the 20 most useless college degrees, based on salaries, number of jobs available, and general trend of crappiness. The losers:
  1. Journalism: Median starting salary is $35,800; percentage change in number of jobs from 2008
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10 Worst Jobs in Science

(Newser) - Popular Science's annual list of the worst jobs in science has some doozies this year. Dung collector Jim Mead, a prof at East Tennessee State University, has the largest collection of excrement in the world, around 13,000 specimens, many from the Ice Age. The folks at Monell Chemical... More »

The Best (and Worst) Jobs in America

Findings confirm it's good to be nerdy

(Newser) - How desirable is your daily grind? A new study aims to answer that question with a list ranking the best and worst jobs according to five factors: “environment, income, employment outlook, physical demands, and stress,” the Wall Street Journal reports. In the end, the CareerCast list suggests, nerds... More »

10 Jobs That Just Don't Pay

Low pay, no benefits and no future are the main characteristics of these jobs

(Newser) - If being paid peanuts in a job with no benefits isn't how you picture yourself, avoid these occupations, tracked down by MarketWatch, at all costs:
  1. Hosts and hostesses, restaurants, lounges, and coffee shops
  2. Counter attendants, cafeterias, food concessions, and coffee shops
  3. Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers
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