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The 12 Most Underrated Jobs In 2012
Business Insider ^ | 09/27/2012 | Vivian Giang

Posted on 09/27/2012 7:13:11 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

There are some jobs that just don't attract as much attention as others.

For example, telling someone you're a mechanic probably isn't going to get as much curious glances as telling them you're a pilot.

But sometimes, these underrated jobs are more fulfilling because of the "high growth, low stress and rewarding opportunities" that come with them.

“The pay is better, the hiring outlook is better, the level of stress tends to be lower, and the physical demands aren’t that great,” said Tony Lee, publisher at CareerCast.com. However, you "never saw a movie about a civil engineer or a TV show starring a computer-systems analyst."

CareerCast recently published a list of the most underrated jobs in America based on their "increasing opportunities and rewarding potential for job seekers," yet they usually don't have the glamour aspect attached to them as more overrated jobs do.

To create this list, CareerCast used data from surveys that looked at "recent social and economical impact on specific industries" along with data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: jobs

1 posted on 09/27/2012 7:13:18 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

sigh.........

back when i was a happy little jet engine mechanic..........

ah well. that’s life.


2 posted on 09/27/2012 7:16:22 PM PDT by onona (This space for rent....cheep)
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To: SeekAndFind

“IRS agent” is not on the list which means they aren’t aware of growth trends.


3 posted on 09/27/2012 7:18:45 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I probably shouldn't ask what job the girl in the article's image is supposed to represent.

Opera singer. Yea, that's it.

4 posted on 09/27/2012 7:19:45 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: SeekAndFind

What a crock. With a glut of underemployed/unemployed lawyers in this country, we are told that being a legal assistant is viable. LOL


5 posted on 09/27/2012 7:22:02 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: onona

Pittsburgh has a great school (PTI) just west of town which, among other things, trains aircraft mechanics. They enjoy nearly a 100% job placement rate with our nearby airport being a comparably cheap place to park planes and get them worked on ever since U.S. Air closed their hub here eight years ago.


6 posted on 09/27/2012 7:27:29 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 1rudeboy
Actually, yes. I've got a couple of friends who are legal assistants and commute to jobs in downtown Pittsburgh. These people are like physician's assistants or RN's in a hospital setting. They do all the heavy lifting for the lawyers, many of whom trade on their famous name or the famous name of their law firm.

Good legal assistants are in high demand and law firms often raid their competition to hire away their cream.

7 posted on 09/27/2012 7:31:32 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Maybe in Pittsburgh, then. Not Chicago.


8 posted on 09/27/2012 7:41:02 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve been telling lots of people with an average education to go into mechanics, welding, plumbing, electrician, heavy equipment operator, and machine operator for years!

But no-0-0! My future son in law decided to go into...Philosophy!

My daughter at least works in Veterinary medicine, and the other daughter works at the main office for a large retailer near here as a buyer.


9 posted on 09/27/2012 7:45:04 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

LOL - my middle son majored in Philosophy, too...I “feel” your pain. :-)


10 posted on 09/27/2012 7:47:25 PM PDT by MasonGal
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To: 1rudeboy

unless you have your own office and build up a clientele very quickly, a legal assistant or paralegal is not that lucrative....


11 posted on 09/27/2012 7:48:40 PM PDT by cherry
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I have the most fulfilling job on the planet. I design nuclear powered whaling stations.


12 posted on 09/27/2012 8:04:45 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
But no-0-0! My future son in law decided to go into...Philosophy!

a person MUST go into a field that interests him/her or it won't work. My doctor has an engineering degree....my priest (both of them) also have engineering degrees.....they obviously weren't happy in their chosen profession so they switched.

13 posted on 09/27/2012 8:09:11 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: SeekAndFind

Project leader. In my former ex company I saw several layoffs in IT and none of them touched the do nothing project leaders. Amazing.


14 posted on 09/27/2012 8:12:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Ph.D in Philosophy and he’s golden!


15 posted on 09/27/2012 8:13:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: dsrtsage

Is that a punchline to a joke? or is that a true statement? I never would’ve guessed a whaling station was nuclear powered.


16 posted on 09/27/2012 8:17:33 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mnehring

LOL. Fluffier is a very underrated profession


17 posted on 09/27/2012 8:17:33 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: over3Owithabrain

LMAO


18 posted on 09/27/2012 8:24:31 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: terycarl

haha, but with philosophy, he forgot to reason that he needs money for food to survive. Actually, this is quite funny. He degreed in something that defies logic in these times. A person normally has a variety of interests. He chose poorly.


19 posted on 09/27/2012 8:35:12 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Sorry, it’s a joke. Kind of in the line of the “Nuke the Whales”. But when I’m traveling (which is all the time), and I get talking to an obvious democrat chick at a bar (they always have those glasses), that is what I tell them that I do for a living :)


20 posted on 09/27/2012 8:35:49 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: SeekAndFind

Anything in Geriatrics - it’s a great business to get in. All the boomers are going into Assisted Living, Independent Living, etc. Great job security.


21 posted on 09/27/2012 9:03:52 PM PDT by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: mnehring

I think White House Intern is an unpaid position..but the book deal is lucrative!


22 posted on 09/27/2012 9:31:54 PM PDT by MONKEY429
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To: SeekAndFind

My nephew finished gun-smithing school about 18-months ago. He’s progressed to a new job, each paying significantly more than the previous, every 6-months since. His plan is to work for others for another 2-years to set aside enough money to open his own sale/repair business.


23 posted on 09/28/2012 6:39:28 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: SgtHooper
haha, but with philosophy, he forgot to reason that he needs money for food to survive. Actually, this is quite funny. He degreed in something that defies logic in these times. A person normally has a variety of interests. He chose poorly.

how much money does his philosophy professor make??

24 posted on 09/28/2012 11:49:46 AM PDT by terycarl
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

But no-0-0! My future son in law decided to go into...Philosophy!


Maybe he can open a Philosophy store?


25 posted on 09/28/2012 11:54:27 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: terycarl

As a tenured Prof, prolly pretty good; however, the line may be long on such positions, and a Masters/PHD may be required. For the more immediate needs such as income, it has to be difficult with such a degree. I have a son who chose poorly on a degree. Only now, after 3 years, is he beginning to wake up. He will be working through it on his own dime (with my love, of course).


26 posted on 09/28/2012 3:36:31 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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