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December 1, 2022

Congratulations, Your Job Has Been Arbritrarily Chosen as One of the Most Underrated of 2014

Long hours, repetitive work, lack of sunlight… what's not to love?

Job site CareerCast has proclaimed your job as one of the most underrated jobs of 2014. What does that mean? Glad you asked:

The most underrated jobs span a variety of different disciplines, but they all share common themes.

One such theme is high growth potential. For instance, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects hiring of market research analysts to increase 32% over the next eight years to help companies track what consumers want. Market research analysts design surveys to determine what companies should sell, who will buy their products and services and how to promote them.

According to CareerCast, the average annual salary of an accountant is $63,550 and projected hiring outlook tops 13%.

The need for qualified accountants is unwavering in today’s hiring landscape, and those in the field have flexibility in their career paths. Accountants can be retained by one organization and handle only its financials, while others can operate independently and serve multiple clients.

You'll notice some familiar faces on the overrated side, such as bookkeepers and lawyers. LAWYERS.

While accounting tops the list, it's clear the list is in alphabetical order, as other professions that come later like civil engineering and computer systems analysts (A-B-C…) make more money on average than accountants, and seem to have better future growth potential. How that's possible is beyond me, as well as anyone with a 3.3 GPA and no extracurriculars who got hired this year.

Now doesn't that make you feel better about not going to medical school like your mom wanted you to?

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