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What Career Should you be Looking Into?

What Career SHOULD YOU BE LOOKING INTO? THE BEST AND WORST COLLEGE DEGREES AND CAREER OPTIONS IN TODAY'S TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD JOB MARKET BACHELOR'S DEGREES Degrees with the Best Employment Opportunities NURSING Because everyone loves a good nurse, even if they go sometimes underoppreciated compared to their M.D.'d (and heavily indebted) counterparts. Median Salary for an RN $65,470- Unemployment 40o Rate Projected Employment 26% Growth ooo present 2 ELEMENTARY EDUCATION Median Salary for Elementary School Teacher Teacher Appreciation Day is celebrated for a reason-the men and women who teach our future generations deserve all the credit they get, and then some. $53,400 Projected Employment 170% Unemployment 4 80lo Growth co present Rate 3 FINANCE With the economy in the state it's in, it's more important than er to have people who understand how to manage money and investments. Median Salary for Financial Planner $67,520 Unemployment 6 60%o Projected Employment 32% Rate Growth cono-present COMMUNICATIONS The world is going digital, and many people with this degree are training to be on the cutting edge of what it means to be truly "social." Median Salary for Technical Writers $65,500- Unemployment 7 40 Projected Employment 170% Rate Growth co1o present Degrees with the WUorst Employment Gpportunities O FINE ARTS 2 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Unemployment Rate Unemployment Rate 12.6% 10.8% A passion and a hobby does nota lucrative career make Confucius says, "Get a real degree." 3 FILM, VIDEO, AND PHOTOGRAPHY 4 INFORMATION SYSTEMS Unemployment Rate Unemployment Rate ll 12.9% 11.7% While there's a huge potential for success in these degrees, the field is overpopulated and the odds are stacked ogainst you. It's a surprising stotistic, but as an information system student would know-the numbers don't lie. CAREERS Every year does a ranking OF 200 of the best and worst jobs in America, taking into account several factors and scoring" each job based on. STRESS PHYSICAL DEMANDS EMOTIONAL ENVIRONMENT INCOME JOB GROWTH POTENTIAL Starting salary to highest potential salary Travel, deadlines, working conditions Stamina, physical requirements Competitiveness, public contact Employment growth, income growth *the lower the score the better Highest Ranking Careers in 2013 ACTUARY (1 An actuary analyzes statistics Median Salary of financial risk for insurance companies. A cushy job for numberlovers everywhere. $87,650 SCORE JOB Projected Job Growth 123 27% BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER Biomedical engineers combine Median Salary two very cool things-medicine and engineeringinto one pretty awesome career. $81,540 SCORE JOB Projected Job Growth {133 62% 3 SOFTWARE ENGINEER A software engineer designs, Median Salary develops, tests, and evaluates software: a nerd's dream job. $90,530 JOB SCORE Projected Job Growth 136 30% AUDIOLOGIST Median Salary Audiologists get inside people's headswell, their ear canals, at least. They diagnose and treot hearing and balance problems. $66,660 SCORE Projected Job Growth JOB (140 37% 5 FINANCIAL PLANNER A financial planner helps people plan out their financial affairs and investments so they don't end up in the same state as the U.S. economy. Median Salary $67,520 JOB SCORE Projected Job Growth 159 32% Where did the other best degrees" land on the list? 55 60 93 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER REGISTERED NURSE TECHNICAL WRITER JOB SCORE JOB SCORE SCORE 468 JOB 438 580 Lowest Ranking Careers in 2013 196 OIL RIG WORKER Median Salary As if oil rig workers didn't have it hard enough being stuck in a high-risk job thousands of miles oway from land, the rise in sustainable $36,640 energy tech has cut employment opportunities down significantly. SCORE Projected Job Growth JOB 979 8% 197 ACTOR Unless you make it big in Hollywood Median Salary or on Broodway. actually means you're a woiter. And that's not a good job. In fact, being an "actor" is ne being an actual woiter/waitress (it comes in at 185) an actor $17.44/hour renked lower than SCORE Projected Job Growth 40% JOB 935 198 ENLISTED MILITARY PERSONNEL While some might argue that being Median Salary a member of the militory is one of the most noble jobs out there, the foct of the matter is it's one of the $41,998 most stressful-and for good reason. SCORE Projected Job Growth JOB 1009 VARIED 199 LUMBERJACK To be completely honest, we didn't even realize being a lumberjack was still a career option. Median Salary $32,870 SCORE JOB Projected Job Growth 1117 40% (200 NEWSPAPER REPORTER It's sad but true; the golden Median Salary days of print are over, and newspaper reporters are clinging to a dying art. $36,000 SCORE JOB Projected Job Growth 1120 -6% None of These Sound Interesting? * Try These Jobs ★ They Won't Be Going Away Anytime Soon STRIPPER MORTICIAN Not a common (or even desirable) job, but there will never not be a need for morticians. In fact, Funeral Director makes it onto the Careercast list at A relative of the world's oldest profession, a recent study showed strippers can make on average up to $125,000 a year. #116, with a salary of $53,160 and job growth potential of 13% TAX COLLECTOR CELEBRITY PERSONAL ASSISTANTS There's only one thing more inevitable than death: taxes. At #85 on the list, a Tax Collector makes on average $50,210a year. We're sure the glitz and glamour fades quickly when you're dealing with the menial and petty chores of celebrities day after day, yet people would put up with a lot more for $100,000 a year. Sources Brought to you by Cedar Education Lending In partnership with GRYFFIN MEDIA 2]

What Career Should you be Looking Into?

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The best and worst college degrees and career options in today's cutthroat job market. No worries - you can always be a stripper.


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