What Do Newspaper Reporters and Lumberjacks Have in Common?

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If you hate your current job, you might have the worst job of 2013, according to CareerCast.com. The website today released its Jobs Rated 2013 list, a ranking of the 200 best and worst jobs of 2013.

Which job might have people reconsidering their career path?

CareerCast rankers found that newspaper reporter was the worst job of 2013.

"It's been towards the bottom of the list over the course of 25 years," Tony Lee, publisher of CareerCast.com, told ABCNews.com. "It's been increasingly worse over time." With low salary prospects, tight deadlines, and a 24/7 news environment, newspaper writing is a demanding job, with a negative employment growth, according to CareerCast. Newspapers have been closing by the dozens and those that are still open face continual contraction as revenue dwindles and ads migrate to the Internet.

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Even lumberjacks and soldiers, whose jobs were ranked as worse in past years, have improved in CareerCast's criteria compared with newspaper writers. For lumberjacks, the higher demand for lumber has given them a positive employment growth, Lee said. "Same for military soldiers, there's been a draw down," he said, which leaves some entry-level room in the ranks.

As for the best job of 2013, actuaries can happily keep their day job. According to CareerCast, actuaries are in high demand, with a great work environment and high salary. Other best jobs of 2013 include biomedical engineer, software engineer, and audiologist.

For its list, CareerCast considered four core job categories that Lee said are inherent in every job: environment, income, outlook, and stress.

"We have a wide range of criteria we look at when we do the rankings," Lee said.

Other considerations within those categories include emotional factors, income potential, and unemployment rates within a specific job.

"If you have any aptitude at all for any of the science, math, or engineering fields, look to see how you can apply your skills to those differently," Lee said as his advice for those stuck in one of the top ten worst jobs. "That's where the demand is now."

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Take a look below to see which jobs ranked as the "worst" and "best" of 2013, according to CareerCast.com.

1. (Worst)

Newspaper Reporter

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Median: $36,000

Projected Job Growth: -6%

2. (Worst)

Lumberjack

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Median: $32,870

Projected Job Growth: 4%

3. (Worst)

Enlisted Military Personnel

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Median: $41,998 (E-7, 8+ years experience)

Projected Job Growth: Varies

4. (Worst)

Actor

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Median: $17.44/hour

Projected Job Growth: 4%

5. (Worst)

Oil Rig Worker

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Median: $37,640

Projected Job Growth: 8%

6. (Worst)

Dairy Farmer

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Median: $60,750

Projected Job Growth: -8%

7. (Worst)

Meter Reader

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Median: $36,400

Projected Job Growth: -10%

8. (Worst)

Mail Carrier

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Median: $53,090

Projected Job Growth: -26%

9. (Worst)

Roofer

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Median: $34,220

Projected Job Growth: 18%

10. (Worst)

Flight Attendant

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Median: $37,740

Projected Job Growth 0%

The following are the 10 best jobs of 2013:

1. (Best)

Actuary

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Median: $87,650

Projected Job Growth: 27%

2. (Best)

Biomedical Engineer

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Median: $81,540

Projected Job Growth: 62%

3. (Best)

Software Engineer

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Median: $90,530

Projected Job Growth: 30%

4. (Best)

Audiologist

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Median: $66,660

Projected Job Growth: 37%

5. (Best)

Financial Planner

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Median: $64,750

Projected Job Growth: 32%

6. (Best)

Dental Hygienist

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Median: $68,250

Projected Job Growth: 38%

7. (Best)

Occupational Therapist

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Median: $72,320

Projected Job Growth: 33%

8. (Best)

Optometrist

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Median: $94,990

Projected Job Growth: 33%

9. (Best)

Physical Therapist

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Median: $76,310

Projected Job Growth: 39%

10. (Best)

Computer Systems Analyst

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Median: $77,740

Projected Job Growth: 22%

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