Being a Realtor — could be worse

So CareerCast.com ranked 200 jobs from best to worst, and real estate agent ranked #155, tied with office machine repairer.

Of the 154 or so jobs that are ranked better than being a real estate agent (based on “physical demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook”) are:

  • janitor (#151);
  • seaman (152);
  • retail salesperson (138);
  • sewage plant operator (114);
  • nuclear decontamination technician (115); and
  • vending machine repairer (88).

What’s worse than being a real estate agent?

  • highway patrol officer (157)
  • child care worker(159)
  • bartender (162)
  • conservationist (188)

And, because I know you’ll want to know, the worst job you can have… lumberjack. And the best? Software engineer.

Click here to see the whole list.

About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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