The Best and Worst Careers of 2013
It's fun and interesting to see how your salary and work satisfaction measure up against the statistical averages, but where things get really interesting is in looking up your customers' careers. Want to know how much your computer programmer clients are making and, therefore, can spend? Trying to figure out who needs to buy the most stress reducers? (Hint: it's newspaper reporters.) It's all on the list. The Wall Street Journal has created an easy-to-search utility to help you find different career rankings, and you can browse the full list with income and other metrics on CareerCast.com.
No matter where you rank or how your business is doing, I think we can all remain thankful that we aren't USPS employees: Mail carriers have -26% job growth, the worst of all ranked careers. That's a headline-worth statistic. A newspaper reporter should cover that.