Find Military Friendly Jobs

Related Veteran Jobs Content

Hot Career Advice

  • Doctor greets a patient with a handshake.
    The Top 10 Paying Jobs in the US
    Military.com
    What are the highest paying jobs in the U.S., based on median annual salaries? Some of the results may surprise you.
  • ExecutiveHRjobs
    Management: Top 10 High-Paying Jobs
    Military.com|
    Following their time in the military, many veterans feel they are meant be managers. Here are 10 high-paying jobs in management.
  • Upcoming Job Fairs
    Military.com
    Attend a Job Fair in Your Area If you hear about a veteran job fair that's not on this list, let us know by emailing...
  • A group of business-people in black suits.
    Best Veteran Employers: A Top-35 List
    Military.com
    What are the best employers of veterans in the nation? Here's a top-35 list.
  • Discussing business
    Six Personality Traits of a Leader
    Military.com|
    Leaders who seek out new experiences and learn from them will build their know-hows faster than those who don’t. Consider these...
Military Skills Translator

The Best (and Worst) Jobs of 2011

software engineer 250x166

What are the top job positions in the nation today? It depends on the criteria you use, and Careercast.com has taken a stab at it with its announcement of the top 200 jobs in the country, based on the following factors:

1. Environment - This includes general work conditions (Is the work space congested? Is a lot of physical exertion required?) as well as emotional demands (Is the office highly competitive? Do you face hazards on a daily basis?)

- Computed as a combination of income growth potential and estimated mid-level income.

3. Outlook - This combines expected employment growth through 2018 based on projections by the U.S. Department of Labor, income growth potential, and unemployment rates for the specific positions.

4. Physical demands - Includes measurements of how much weight one must lift regularly on the job, as well as whether the work is primarily indoors or outdoors, and whether it involves stooping, kneeling, climbing or balancing.

5. Stress - Includes stress that comes from general job conditions (i.e., in a hazardous environment) as well as mental stress (competitiveness, frequent deadlines).

Based on the above criteria, here's the list of the best (and worst) jobs for 2011, along with average income.

Best Jobs for 2011:

1. Software Engineer
Income: $87,140.00

2. Mathematician
Income: $94,178.00

3. Actuary

Income: $87,204.00

4. Statistician
Income: $73,208.00

5. Computer Systems Analyst
Income: $77,153.00

6. Meterorologist
Income: $85,210.00

7. Biologist
Income: $74,278.00

8. Historian
Income: $63,208.00

9. Audiologist
Income: $63,144.00

10. Dental Hygienist
Income: $67,107.00

Worst Jobs for 2011:

1. Roustabout
Income: $32,143.00

2. Ironworker
Income: $34,127.00

3. Lumberjack
Income: $32,109.00

4. Roofer
Income: $34,168.00

5. Taxi Driver
Income: $21,127.00

6. Emergency Medical Technician
Income: $30,168.00

7. Welder
Income: $35,126.00

8. Painter
Income: $34,152.00

9. Meter Reader
Income: $34,171.00

10. Construction Worker
Income: $29,211.00

What do you think of these selections? Do you agree or disagree with these choices? Sound off in the Veteran Careers Discussion forum.

2. Income

Related Topics

Military News App by Military.com

Download the new Military.com News App for Android on Google Play or for Apple devices on iTunes!

© 2017 Military Advantage