Considering a career change from PR? Here’s a list of jobs that beat public relations work, according to CareerCast’s list of the top 200 jobs in 2013
• Nuclear decontamination technician
Not that there’s anything wrong with those careers, but nuclear decontamination technician—someone who “cleanses nuclear power plant equipment and personnel of irradiated material”—tops PR executive? Ouch.
Public relations exec ranked No. 73 on CareerCast’s annual list; nuclear decontamination tech was No. 65. According to Career Cast, a PR executive “helps governmental bodies, businesses, and individuals maintain a positive image with the public.” They earn a median salary of $93,252. Not bad.
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Meanwhile, newspaper reporter ranked dead last.
Every spring, jobs website CareerCast releases its list of the top 200 jobs. It bases the list on five criteria—stress, income, hiring outlook, work environment, and physical demands—which it gets from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government bodies.
Last year, PR executive was No. 70
. In 2011, it tumbled to 113, and in 2010 the profession ranked 79th on the list. This year marks the first time newspaper reporter has fallen to last place.
A newcomer to the list—social and community manager—made a strong initial showing at No. 39.
No. 1 on this year’s list is actuary.
To see the full ranking, visit CareerCast