• 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.
Meanwhile, newspaper reporter ranked dead last.