Job Security: The Best and the Worst

24/7 Wall St. recently compiled a list of the jobs having the best and worst job security. It used unemployment rates and median wages as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

These are a few of the business-related jobs rated as BEST:

  • Database administrators — Unemployment rate: 1.0%; labor force: 94,000; median annual wage: $80,280
  • Public relations specialists — Unemployment rate: 1.1%; labor force: 149,000; median annual wage: $55,680
  • Medical and health services managers –Unemployment rate: 1.2%; labor force: 644,000; median annual wage: $92,810

These are a few of the business-related jobs rated as WORST:

  • Telemarketers — Unemployment rate: 22.1%; labor force: 77,000; median annual wage: $22,740
  • Tax preparers [NOT accountants or CPAs!!] — unemployment rate: 12.7%; labor force: 125,000; median annual wage: $35,990
  • Door-to-door sales workers and news and street vendors — Unemployment rate: 9.2%; labor force: 172,000; median annual wage: $21,530

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