Several of the worst jobs in America involve working “in physically demanding, precarious, low-paying professions with a weak hiring outlook.”
The job market is making a clunky recovery and there are some bright spots, as was evident in the Best Jobs of 2012 list from CareerCast.
But with the good comes the bad, hence the 10 Worst Jobs for 2012. CareerCast evaluates 200 professions to come up with the best and worst lists, adding and subtracting a few jobs from the list of 200 each year.
So what makes a job one of the worst?
High stress, high physical demands, and a tough or dangerous work environment, according to CareerCast. Several of the worst jobs in America involve working “in physically demanding, precarious, low-paying professions with a weak hiring outlook,” said Tony Lee, publisher of CareerCast’s 2012 Jobs Rated Report. While many college graduates remain unemployed, causing many to question the value of a college degree, the value is reflected in the lists: Nearly all of the “best” jobs require a college degree and many of the “worst” don’t even require a high-school diploma.
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See the top 5 worst jobs: CNBC