Last week, a LinkedIn poll found that PR management is one of the most confusing jobs for parents of workers
. This week, the job is even closer to the top of another list of dubious honors: most overrated jobs.
Using data from its annual job ratings report, CareerCast ranked PR manager the fourth-most-overrated job
, behind advertising account executive, surgeon, and stockbroker.
CareerCast’s reasoning? Stress levels are well beyond worth it, and it’s highly competitive to land a job. That landscape won’t be changing any time soon, either. PR is one of the most common majors for college graduates.
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Last year’s list placed PR manager at No. 7
. Since then, the projected growth outlook has stayed exactly the same at 21 percent, but the median salary has bumped up slightly from $92,156 to $95,450.
To add insult to injury, the job of marketing research analyst landed in the same spot as PR manager, No. 4, on CareerCast’s list of the most underrated jobs of 2013
. The barriers between PR and marketing may be breaking down, but big divisions remain.