According to a new study by the US-based consultancy CareerCast based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government agencies; a reporter's job figures among the ten worst professions, alongside the likes of butchers, waiters and dishwashers. The study points out that a software engineer's occupation as the best for the year 2012. The ranking of jobs from best to worst is based on five core criterion such as physical demands, work environment, income, stress and hiring outlook. The report states that as the digital world continues to take over and provide on-demand information, the need for print newspapers and daily newscasts is diminishing. To be sure, both jobs once seemed glamorous, but on-the-job stress, declining job opportunities and income levels have landed them on our worst jobs list.
The study also ranks enlisted soldier, firefighter, airline pilot, military general, police officer, event coordinator, public relations executive, senior corporate executive, photo-journalist and taxi driver among the most stressful jobs.
Source: The Economic Times