It finally happened: the newspaper business has fallen so low that the occupation of newspaper reporter has been rated the worst job in America.
Worse than a lumber jack, last year’s #200 on CareerCast’s ranking of 200 jobs. Worse than a Marine recruit, cook and taxi driver.
In fact, if you give this list any credence at all, you’ll keep you and yours away from the traditional media business. This year’s 10 worst jobs include three media positions: Broadcaster and photojournalist also fell into the bottom 10 this time around.
We’ve taken a gander at the numbers for CareerCast’s 10 worst jobs of 2015. If a job ranked in the bottom 10 last year, the ranking will be in parentheses. The lower the score, the “better” the job.
191. Mail carrier
Bad, but not horrible, work environment and stress. What killed this score was its hiring outlook: -28.3
192. Firefighter (#192)
Off-the-charts horrible work environment, unless you love fighting fires. Off-the-charts stress, unless you love adrenaline rushes. Some job openings.
193. Taxi driver (#197)
You talkin to me? Yeah, your work environment stinks and you have high stress. But at least there are cabbie jobs available.
194. Corrections officer (#191)
Obviously, a terrible work environment, but not as stressful as other jobs in the Terrible 10.
Couldn’t you make more shooting weddings and bar mitzvahs? Everyone with a phone is a photojournalist today.