According to a US survey, the job of a newspaper reporter has been ranked as the worst profession. CareerCast, a jobs website, ranked each job in its 28th annual Jobs Rated report taking into account the environment, income, outlook and stress associated with each job.
The survey put the annual median salary of a print reporter at USD 37,200. According to the survey, a gradual decline in print publications at the turn of the century became a steep downturn for the past decade. It said the one factor directly contributing to the shrinking of media outlets is the decline of advertising revenue.
The job of a broadcaster came third on the worst 10 list which figures other jobs such as pest control worker, firefighter or military service personnel, enlisted because of the danger, stress and low pay involved.
Other factors that contribute to a job’s ranking near bottom include danger and stress. That’s the case for enlisted military personnel and firefighters, two roles that serve as pillars of our society.
Declining employment opportunities contribute to the inclusion of many of the 10 worst careers in the 2016 Jobs Rated report. Traditional news media is particularly hard hit, the survey said.