The worst job in America is a newspaper reporter. It's worse than being a lumberjack, soldier or oil rig worker, all three of which are known for being dangerous and low-paying. That's the word from CareerCast.com, which for 25 years has ranked the best and worst jobs in the U.S. based on five factors: physical demands, work environment, income, stress and hiring outlook. Why are newspaper reporters in such sad shape? CareerCast.com blames it on ever-shrinking newsrooms, dwindling budgets and competition from Internet businesses. In addition, newspaper reporters have high stress and tight deadlines combined with low pay and a requirement to work in all conditions to get the story. Job security is nil. The estimated revenue for the newspaper industry as a whole has shrunk by half since 2006 -- and it's still falling.
The worst jobs of 2013 and the average pay:
The best jobs of 2013 and the average pay:
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