Outside The Wire

Soldiering is tough, but it could be worse…

ARMY

…you could be a newspaper reporter!

CareerCast released its best and worst jobs lists this week and the results are somewhat surprising. Enlisted military personnel comes in at the no. 3 worst job of 2013, right behind lumberjack and newspaper reporter.

The rankings are calculated by median income, job growth outlook and the “Jobs Rated Score,” which is a big mix of environment, stress, physical demands, etc. Here’s how soldier and reporter stack up:

Soldier

Median salary: $41,998 (E-7, 8+ years experience)

Job growth: Varies

Jobs Rated Score: 1009

Reporter

Median salary: $36,000

Job growth: -6%

Jobs Rated Score: 1120

 

Apparently the life-threatening aspects of military service weren’t enough to tip CareerCast’s calculations.

So there you have it! Who wants to trade?

 

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Comments

  1. Drew Reese Says:
    April 26th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    I guess for all the 46Q soldiers out there, we’re screwed! Let’s hear it for DINFOS trained killers!