What are the Most Overrated Jobs in America?

By USDR

Highly desirable jobs, such as ad account exec, broadcaster, public relations manager, and event coordinator are among the most overrated jobs of 2015, according to CareerCast’s new report on the most overrated and underrated jobs. Architect, attorney, management consultant and wholesale sales representative rounded out the list of overrated jobs.

“These jobs have positive public perception but a less attractive reality,” says Kyle Kensing, Online Content Editor, CareerCast. “While the most overrated jobs may have high salary potential, excitement and glamour, there are trade-offs to working in these professions that can include long hours, high pressure and stiff competition for positions or clients.”

If you are seeking a profession with a good outlook, low stress and a stable work environment, consider one of CareerCast’s underrated professions. Accountant, environmental engineer and human resource manager may not be among the most glamorous careers but they are fulfilling, meaningful professions, placing them on CareerCast’s 2015 most underrated jobs list. Other jobs that made the list are multimedia artist, geologist, civil engineer, physiologist and veterinarian.

“The landscape for underrated jobs points to favorable hiring outlook in the coming years,” notes Kensing. “While they may not attract much attention, these jobs are often lower stress and can be high-paying.”

The overrated professions were chosen from the Jobs Rated report’s list of 200 jobs for their inherent stress, competition and industry volatility and high job turnover. Underrated jobs were identified for their favorable income and environment, and low stress.

CareerCast’s Most Overrated Jobs:

ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Annual Median Salary: $115,750
Growth Outlook: 12%

ARCHITECT
Annual Median Salary: $73,090
Growth Outlook: 17%

ATTORNEY
Annual Median Salary: $113,350
Growth Outlook: 10%

BROADCASTER
Annual Median Salary: $29,790
Growth Outlook: 2%

EVENT COORDINATOR
Annual Median Salary: $45,810
Growth Outlook: 33%

MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT
Annual Median Salary: $78,600
Growth Outlook: 19%

PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER
Annual Median Salary: $95,450
Growth Outlook: 13%

SALES REPRESENTATIVE (WHOLESALE)
Annual Median Salary: $51,670
Growth Outlook: 9%

CareerCast’s Most UnderratedJobs:

ACCOUNTANT
Annual Median Salary: $63,550
Growth Outlook: 13%

CIVIL ENGINEER
Annual Median Salary: $79,340
Growth Outlook: 20%

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER
Annual Median Salary: $80,890
Growth Outlook: 15%

GEOLOGIST
Annual Median Salary: $90,890
Growth Outlook: 16%

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
Annual Median Salary: $99,720
Growth Outlook: 13%

MULTIMEDIA ARTIST
Annual Median Salary: $61,370
Growth Outlook: 6%

PHYSIOLOGIST
Annual Median Salary: $46,270
Growth Outlook: 19%

VETERINARIAN
Annual Median Salary: $84,460
Growth Outlook: 12%

To see the full report, visit CareerCast.

About  CareerCast.com
CareerCast.com, created by Adicio, is a job search portal that offers extensive local, niche and national job listings from across North America; job-hunting, career-management and HR-focused editorial content; videos and blogs; and provides recruiters with the ability to post jobs directly to more than 800 niche career sites. CareerCast.com also compiles the Jobs Rated Report (www.jobsrated.com), where 200 jobs across North America are ranked based on detailed analysis of specific careers  factors.

All opinions expressed on USDR are those of the author and not necessarily those of US Daily Review.
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