Newspaper Reporter Voted Worst Job in 2013 on CareerCast.com

Newspaper reporter was voted as the worst job out of 200 jobs on CareerCast.com. High stress, low pay and a contracting industry earned the career choice the poor ranking. The job ranked lower than lumberjack, enlisted military personnel, oil rig worker, meter reader and roofer, all of which made the list of the top 10 worst jobs this year.

Here is more from CareerCast.com, which ranked 200 jobs for the survey:

Ever-shrinking newsrooms, dwindling budgets and competition from Internet businesses have created very difficult conditions for newspaper reporters, which has been ranked as this year’s worst job, according to the CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report.

In contrast, actuary was voted the best job of 2013. Software engineer, audiologist and computer systems analyst also made the the top ten list for the best jobs of 2013.

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