“Jobs in mathematics rank among the nation's best because they are financially lucrative, offer abundant opportunities for advancement and provide the opportunity to do great work in a supportive environment,” says Tony Lee, publisher, CareerCast.com.
Information technology and healthcare jobs were also highly ranked, evidenced by the favorable growth outlook and high salaries for audiologist, biomedical engineer, dental hygienist, software engineer, occupational therapist and computer systems analyst.
Newspaper reporter, which displaced lumberjack as the worst job of 2015, has a negative growth outlook of -13.33% and an average annual salary of $36,267. Broadcaster and photojournalist, with mid-level annual salaries of less than $30,000, also ranked at the bottom of the list. However, those with good writing skills often can find new employment in public relations, marketing, advertising and social media, where the outlook may be brighter.
Many of the worst jobs involve danger and a murky job market, such as soldiers, firefighters, taxi drivers (who must compete with new rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft) and lumberjacks.
“Although you might not be suited for the rigors of firefighting, serving in the military or working in the logging industry, some thrive in these dangerous and risky careers,” notes Lee.
Mail carrier, which dropped into the ten worst jobs for the first time this year, has a negative growth outlook of -28.32, in part due to recent declines in total mail volume and cost-cutting measures at the U.S. Postal Service. Enlisted military personnel and firefighter remain on the worst jobs list for the third year in a row.
|Best Jobs of 2015 vs. How They Fared in 2014||Midlevel Income|
|1. Actuary (+3)||$94,209|
|2. Audiologist (+3)||$71,133|
|3. Mathematician (-2)||$102,182|
|4. Statistician (-1)||$79,191|
|5. Biomedical Engineer (+7)||$89,165|
|6. Data Scientist (N/A)||$124,149|
|7. Dental Hygienist (-1)||$71,102|
|8. Software Engineer (-1)||$93,113|
|9. Occupational Therapist (no change)||$77,114|
|10. Computer Systems Analyst (-2)||$81,150|
|Worst Jobs of 2015 vs. How They Fared in 2014||Midlevel Income|
|200. Newspaper Reporter (-1)||$36,267|
|199. Lumberjack (+1)||$34,110|
|198. Enlisted Military Personnel (no change)||$28,840|
|197. Cook (-2)||$42,208|
|196. Broadcaster (no change)||$55,380|
|195. Photojournalist (-9)||$29,267|
|194. Corrections Officer (-3)||$39,163|
|193. Taxi Driver (+4)||$23,118|
|192. Firefighter (no change)||$45,264|
|191. Mail Carrier (-7)||$41,068|
CareerCast.com’s Jobs Rated Report has been published for more than 20 years. The report utilizes a wide range of criteria such as income, outlook, environmental factors, stress and physical demands to rank 200 U.S. jobs annually. Each year the 200 professions included in the report are evaluated for relevance in today’s workforce. Outdated titles are eliminated and new relevant jobs added, such as sustainability manager, data scientist and social media manager. To see the full rankings of all 200 jobs and the report’s methodology, go to http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/best-jobs-2015. About CareerCast.com
CareerCast.com, created by Adicio, is a job search portal that offers extensive local, niche and national job listings from across North America; job-hunting, career-management and HR-focused editorial content; and videos and blogs; and provides recruiters with the ability to post jobs directly to more than 800 niche career sites. CareerCast.com also compiles the Jobs Rated Report (www.jobsrated.com), where 200 jobs across North America are ranked based on detailed analysis of specific careers factors.
Carlsbad, CA (March 10, 2015) -- Adicio, Inc., the nation's only full-service provider of innovative and SEO-friendly mobile and digital classified advertising solutions, has appointed Frank Minano to the new position of Senior Customer Success Manager. Frank has more than 25 years of experience in helping classified web sites increase revenue and traffic, as well as in relationship management, sales training and creating award-winning sales collateral and messaging, especially in online recruitment.
Carlsbad, CA (December 2, 2014) - Adicio has been named one of the best places to work in the San Diego region, according to the U-T San Diego, which partnered with WorkplaceDynamics, an employee survey company, to find the best employers in Southern California.
To see more details: http://www.topworkplaces.com/frontend.php/regional-list/company/sandiego/adicio-inc.
Carlsbad, CA (November 12, 2014) – The Providence Journal, which is the largest newspaper in Rhode Island, and providencejournal.com, the region’s most visited local news website, has selected Adicio to power its new Real Estate classified website. Adicio is the nation's leading provider of interactive classified advertising software.
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Carlsbad, CA/Baltimore, MD (November 19, 2013) – Job board solutions provider CareerCast from Adicio Inc. has launched a new careers site for the Career Communications Group (CCG), a leading publisher in the diversity field.
Carlsbad, CA (November 5, 2013) -- The job market for candidates with disabilities should improve significantly starting in March of next year, thanks to the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Final Rule”, according to a new CareerCast.com report on the best jobs for disabled candidates.
Carlsbad, CA (November 1, 2013) – Software Engineer, Optometrist, Physical Therapist, Chiropractor and Welder are ranked among the best jobs in Seattle, according to a new CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report.
Carlsbad, CA (Oct. 31, 2013) – CareerCast.com was awarded an EPPY Award today from Editor & Publisher for Best Classified Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors. This is the third year in a row that CareerCast.com has been honored with an EPPY Award.
Carlsbad, CA (October 22, 2013) -- Jobs working with the deceased or with creepy bugs and animals might spook the majority of us, but for others, scary jobs are the elixir of their professional lives, says a new CareerCast.com report on spooky jobs.
New York, NY/Carlsbad, CA (Oct. 22, 2013) - Big4.com, the global social network for Big 4 professionals and alumni, has signed on with job board solutions leader CareerCast (a division of Adicio Inc.) for the relaunch of their job site.
Carlsbad, CA/Washington, D.C. (September 27, 2013) – The Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) has chosen CareerCast (a division of Adicio Inc.) to power the new job board and career center for its site: www.altweeklies.com.
Carlsbad, Ca. (Sept. 10, 2013) — Leading job board solutions provider Adicio Inc. has been tapped to power the careers platform for 10 different media outlets, including Project Hired, Elsevier's Cell Careers and The Lancet, Jefferson City News Tribune, Sun Newspapers, RigandShale.com, Black Engineer & Hispanic Engineer, Big4.com, Buffalo ArtVoice and the Television Bureau of Advertising.
New York, NY/Carlsbad, CA (August 27, 2013) - Mashable, the leading media company for the Connected Generation, announced today the relaunch of the Mashable Job Board. Mashable has signed on with job board solutions leader CareerCast (a division of Adicio Inc.) for the relaunch.
Carlsbad, Ca (August 13, 2013) - Chemists, Geoscientists, Industrial Engineers, and Wind Turbine Service Technicians are among some of the most promising career opportunities in the energy industry, according to CareerCast’s 2013 Jobs Rated report on the energy sector. The energy industry is a universal employer, with career opportunities covering a very diverse spectrum.
Carlsbad, Ca. (July 29, 2013) - Adicio, the leading provider of interactive classified advertising software for media companies, has signed agreements with seven major newspapers to power their online automotive marketplaces.
Carlsbad, Ca. (June 11, 2013) - Elsevier Health Services has selected Adicio Inc. to power the careers platforms for eHealthCareers.com and eNursingCareers.com, two of the Internet's leading career sites for physicians, nurses and allied health job seekers.
MAYNARD, Mass. / CARLSBAD, Ca. (June 4, 2013) – Monster, the worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), and Adicio Inc., the leading provider of interactive classified advertising software for media companies, today announced an expansion of their alliance to facilitate access to the CareerCast Diversity Network. Through the alliance, Monster sends a feed of targeted postings to Adicio for distribution in the CareerCast Diversity Network.
CARLSBAD, CA (April 23, 2013) – Newspaper reporter has been named the worst job in the nation, according to the new 2013 CareerCast.com Jobs Rated Report, which has ranked the best and worst U.S. jobs for 25 years.
Carlsbad, CA (March 26, 2013) – With 470,000 retail trade job openings reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in January 2013, recruiters search for new ways to attract better candidates to fill retail job openings. To help retail employers meet their hiring needs, job-board software firm Adicio Inc. has launched the CareerCast Retail Network, which is the 12th niche network offered by CareerCast.com.
Adicio’s new Retail Network is driven by a constant stream of fresh jobs from CareerCast and its high profile partner niche websites including: RetailCareersNow.com, WWDCareers.com, ArchDesignJobs.com, Chain Store Age, Drug Store News, Home Channel News and Retailing Today.
Carlsbad, CA (March 12, 2013) – View a webpage, turn on a radio or television, walk outside and see a billboard or bus bench and you’ll encounter the influence of the advertising and marketing industry. Advertising is essential to commerce, and thus to the American economy. Those who are interested in a career in advertising and marketing have many good job options to consider, including Advertising Sales Representative, Market Research Analyst, Graphic Designer and Promotions Manager, according to a new CareerCast.com report on the best jobs in advertising and marketing.
Carlsbad, CA Feb. 21, 2013 -- Adicio Inc., the industry's leading job board software firm in Southern California, announced today its job board portal's most recent Jobs Rated report.
Carlsbad, CA (Feb. 14, 2013) – Classified software firm Adicio Inc. today announced the launch of its new CareerCast IT & Engineering Network. The new network is populated with thousands of jobs from CareerCast and high profile IT and engineering partner niche websites, including IEEE and PennTechJobs. It is the tenth job board network built by Adicio. Other CareerCast networks focus on disability, veterans, diversity/bilingual, healthcare, nursing, construction, energy, trucking and green jobs.
Carlsbad, CA (Feb. 13, 2013) – As recruiters struggle to lower their cost-per-hire in a hotly competitive career category, job board software leader Adicio Inc. announced today the launch of the new CareerCast Marketing & Advertising Network, a niche job board network targeting the marketing and advertising industries. The new CareerCast Marketing & Advertising Network is Adicio’s 11th niche job board network.
Carlsbad, CA (January 28, 2013) – Classifieds software leader Adicio Inc. will migrate 10 Stephens newspapers to Adicio’s careers, real estate, motors and general classifieds platforms, totaling 40 different new platforms. Adicio also renewed its long-term relationship with the Las Vegas Review-Journal to continue to power their careers, real estate and motors platforms. Stephens Media LLC owns 50 publications in ten states. Adicio’s job-board software has been a core product of the company for over 15 years. The firm recently added a fourth classifieds software offering, General Classifieds.
POWERJobs Attracts D.C. Area’s Top Talent
Carlsbad, CA (January 8, 2013) – Classifieds software leader Adicio Inc. has launched POWERJobs.com, an innovative career website, in conjunction with three of Washington, D.C.’s leading news organizations – POLITICO, WJLA and WTOP. Tailored for employers and job seekers in the influential industries that make up D.C.’s workforce, POWERJobs.com will showcase opportunities in defense, energy, finance, government, health care and technology, as well as non-profit jobs.
“We turned to Adicio when creating POWERJobs.com because we wanted a one-stop career solution for top companies and top talent in the Washington-area,” said Beth Dwyer, Managing Director of POWERJobs for POLITICO. “With an impressive track record of working with other top media companies, we know Adicio will provide an easy and effective platform for connecting employers and job seekers.
New Job Board Networks For Veterans and Disabled
Carlsbad, CA (December 6, 2012) – Job board software leader Adicio Inc. has announced the launch of two new CareerCast Niche Networks, the CareerCast Veterans Network and the CareerCast Disability Network. These additions bring the total to nine CareerCast networks that each target a unique audience of job seekers.
Ecareer, Hire a Hero, LocalJobs.com, NCCarz.com and RecruitDisability Are Among New Classifieds Sites Announced Today
CARLSBAD, CA/RICHARDSON, TX (October 30, 2012) – Managerial recruitment activity had a gain of 4.9 points in October, a 41.4 point improvement over October, 2009, according to the new CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index. The Index, which measures managerial hiring activity online, has remained fairly stable over the past few months, although nationwide improvement was not significant enough to put a sizable dent in unemployment.
Jobs, Homes, Cars, and General Classifieds Offered By One Provider
CARLSBAD Calif., (September 20, 2012) - Adicio Inc., the leading provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, today announced that it will launch a general classifieds platform later this year to compliment its existing platforms for jobs and resumes, homes and cars. This additional offering gives Adicio the advantage of being the only full-service classified platform provider to offer all four major verticals.
Carlsbad, CA (September 5, 2012) – It’s been a busy summer for Adicio, the nation’s leading provider of interactive classified advertising software. The company has launched nine new careers, real estate and motors sites for clients using its advanced classified platforms.
New CareerCast.com Niche Networks Cover Energy, Trucking and Construction Careers
Carlsbad, CA (August 21, 2012)– CareerCast.com, a leading job search web site, has launched three new niche networks to bring job seekers and employers in the Energy, Trucking and Construction fields together in a more efficient and affordable manner. Niche networks allow job seekers and employers to better target their efforts. In addition to thousands of jobs, each network has a growing library of articles, videos, and other content to help job seekers find the ideal job or further their careers.
Carlsbad, CA/Princeton, NJ (June 12, 2012) – Leading job board solutions provider Adicio Inc. today announced that it has signed an agreement for its CareerCast group to manage the online career center for DiversityInc, the Internet's leading diversity job board. CareerCast will manage DiversityInc’s career center through its RevBoost program, a turnkey service that provides outsourced sales efforts, client and job seeker support, hosting of the DiversityInc career center site and more.
Top Classifieds Software Company Takes Over Sales Efforts for Job Board Sites
Carlsbad, CA (May 24, 2012) – Adicio has announced that more than 50 jobs boards are now participating in its RevBoost℠ outsourced recruitment sales program. CareerCast’s RevBoost manages the entire job board sales and marketing business for clients from top to bottom. Most RevBoost clients choose from a variety of revenue-sharing models, so there is little or no cost for approved clients to use the service.
Classified Job Boards Can Now Better Monetize Job Seeker Traffic and Candidate Resumes
CARLSBAD, CA (March 29, 2012) – Job-board software leader, Adicio, announced two new revenue generation tools today for clients using its job-board platform: Job Seeker Upgrades and Pay Per Candidate. Many job boards have failed to monetize job seeker traffic. Adicio’s new Job Seeker Upgrade widget requires no live support and gives the job seeker a powerful tool to promote the visibility of their resume. There are three levels of visibility for the job seeker and they generate revenue ranging from $1 to $50 per resume for job boards that implement this tool.
Seven Secrets to a Killer Resume
CARLSBAD, CA (March 20, 2012) – Technology has revolutionized recruitment, and job seekers who want employers to find them online need to create a “database-friendly” resume, according to a new CareerCast.com report by Martin Yate, bestselling author of the “Knock ‘em Dead” book series.
CARLSBAD, CA (March 2, 2012) – If the first two months of 2012 is any indication, it’s going to be a busy year for top job board software company, Adicio, Inc. As the leading provider of interactive online classified advertising software solutions for media companies, Adicio continues to attract a wide variety of new clients looking to leverage the company’s cutting-edge classified technology and sales-oriented marketing systems. The company launched new online classifieds sites in 2012 for clients on its careers, real estate and motors platforms.
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Employers, Realtors and Auto Dealers Can Create Custom Profiles Through Their Mobile Phones With New Adicio Solution
CARLSBAD Calif., (December 8, 2011) – Adicio Inc., the leading provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, today announced the launch of a simple-to-use mobile solution for classified advertisers in careers, real estate and motors. The new Mobile Mini Sites allow classified websites to provide to their clients attractive, in-depth mobile profiles of hiring companies, real-estate agents and auto dealers on smartphones and tablets. The robust application maintains many of the great features and functionality clients currently enjoy on Adicio’s desktop application, including a range of unique content provided by each advertiser.
Double Digit Losses in Miami, Hartford, and Philly
CARLSBAD, CA/RICHARDSON, TX (September 27, 2011) – Managerial recruitment activity failed to gain any traction this month, sliding 5 points in September, according to the new CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index. The September 2011 Index, which measures managerial hiring activity online, fell to 102.6, down from 107.6 in August 2011.
Carlsbad, CA – Sept. 23, 2011 –Classifieds software leader, Adicio, Inc. is launching its new sales and marketing service designed to help clients using the company’s careers platform generate more revenue.
Job Board Software Leader to Unveil New Revenue-Building Programs
Carlsbad, CA – (Sept. 22, 2011) - Job board software leader, Adicio, Inc. ann
ounced today that the company will participate in the Western Classified Advertising Association (WCAA) conference in San Diego, USA, on September 25-28, 2011 at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa.
CARLSBAD, CA (August 3, 2011) – Adicio Inc., the leading provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, today announced that it has launched a variety of new online classifieds sites for clients on its careers, real estate and motors platforms.
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CARLSBAD, CA, USA (February 15, 2011) – Adicio Inc., the leading provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, announced new Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn social media enhancements to their Careers, Motors and Real Estate platforms. The enhancements are designed to help increase traffic, logins, new account creation, repeat visitors, and the creation of new resumes.
Will Your Workplace Dating Lead to Marriage or Unemployment?
CARLSBAD, CA (February 8, 2011) – If you’re searching for love at the office but haven’t felt Cupid’s arrow yet, Bill and Melinda Gates may provide inspiration, according to a new report from CareerCast.com. Perhaps the most well-known and successful office romance in history, they met when Melinda began working at Microsoft in 1987, and they married in 1994. They now have three children and work together on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
CARLSBAD, CA, USA (October 22, 2010) – Adicio Inc., the leading provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, announced its 10th straight year of profitability.
Forensic Entomologist, Miner, and Broadcast Tower Technician top the list.
Carlsbad, CA (October 21, 2010) – With Halloween approaching, CareerCast.com (www.CareerCast.com), a national job portal, revealed today the 10 scariest, creepiest and just plain most disturbing jobs of 2010. Forensic Entomologist, Miner, and Broadcast Tower Technician topped the list, which was determined by utilizing phobia rankings based on data from the Merck Medical Library, as well as from the Library of the Surgeon General.
Milwaukee, St. Louis, Detroit and Hartford Show Greatest Increase in Per Capita Hiring
CARLSBAD, CA/RICHARDSON, TX (September 28, 2010) – For the second month in a row, managerial recruitment activity showed a slight drop, falling to 99.6 in September from 102.3 in August, according to the new CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index. The September 2010 Index, which measures managerial hiring activity online, dipped 2.7 points since August 2010, after a 14.3 gain in July. Even though the last two months have shown a decrease in hiring, the Index is 31.2 points higher than it was in September 2009, which reflects improvement during the past year. All regions of the country had setbacks, except for the West, which gained 0.5 point in September.
CARLSBAD, CA, USA (August 19, 2010) – Adicio Inc., the leading provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, announced the release of new Virtual Job Fair enhancements and templates designed to improve relevant candidate screening as well as the user experience and facilitate time to market.
CARLSBAD, CA, USA (June 30, 2010) – Adicio Inc., the leading provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, helps media sites increase their automotive classified revenue and reach with the release of the new Adicio Motors e-commerce platform. The new functionality streamlines e-commerce transactions and provides new revenue generating tools that extend client capabilities, enabling them to reach small and specialty lot dealers.
CARLSBAD, CA (June 8, 2010) – Adicio Inc., the leading provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, today announced that it has launched a variety of new online classifieds sites recently for clients on their careers, real estate and motors platforms. Several of the sites are utilizing the Professional Edition, Adicio’s new entry-level product line based on their award-winning classified platforms.
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CARLSBAD, CA, USA (January 12, 2010) – Adicio Inc., the leading provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, provides a cost-effective means to generate revenue, drive traffic and monetize candidate databases through Virtual Job Fairs. Adicio’s Virtual Job Fairs (VJFs) can be deployed in combination with any existing job-board platform, although Adicio clients benefit from added integration.
CARLSBAD, CA, USA (November 10, 2009) – Adicio Inc., the leading provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, today announced the launch of its exclusive new performance-based matching tool, MatchCast. This new tool automatically matches relevant candidates to advertiser job listings, saving them valuable time and resources while helping candidates find new opportunities faster.
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CARLSBAD, CA (July 14, 2009) – Adicio Inc., the leading provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, announced the recent launch of NWhomes.com, part of The Seattle Times online network, on the Adicio Real Estate platform. This is the third Adicio platform for The Seattle Times, which has been on the Adicio Careers platform since 2003. The Seattle Times migrated both their Real Estate and Automotive platforms from another vendor this year.
CARLSBAD, CA (April 28, 2009) – As widgets continue to gain in popularity, Adicio Inc., the leading provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, is harnessing their power to boost online traffic and revenue for its automotive clients.
Rentals Product Offers Apartment Complex Profiles and Amenity Search Options
Carlsbad, CA (August 27, 2008) – Adicio, the Internet’s leading developer of web-based classified advertising solutions, announced the launch of their new Real Estate Products and Packages Manager. The new Real Estate Products and Packages Manager, along with additional platform enhancements, increase the client’s power and control to generate more revenue via e-commerce.
Carlsbad, CA (June 30, 2008) – First anniversaries traditionally are celebrated with a gift of paper, but in the case of the alliance between Adicio Inc., the leading provider of interactive classified advertising software for media companies and Monster®, the leading global online careers and recruitment resource and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), it will take more than 125 papers to represent the relationship accurately. That’s how many newspapers Adicio now supports on behalf of the Monster newspaper program, plus another dozen that are actively participating in Adicio’s bundled upsell opportunity to Monster.com.
Adicio powers jobs site for Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Las Vegas Review-Journal launches new real estate site powered by Adicio.
New York, NY/Carlsbad, CA (December 19, 2007)— Adicio, Inc., the leading developer of online classified advertising solutions has announced the release of Neighborhood Information for its real estate platform.
Reverse Publishing Automates Online/Print Advertising Bundle
Irvine/Carlsbad, Calif. (August 1, 2007) – RealtyTrac™, the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, and Adicio Inc., the Internet’s leading developer of web-based classified advertising solutions, today announced a new agreement that will enable Adicio clients to access RealtyTrac’s 1.3 million default, foreclosure, auction, bank-owned, for sale by owner (FSBO), new home and resale properties.
Adicio powers new automative site for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
SEATTLE, WA and CARLSBAD, CA – October 2, 2007 –PayScale, the largest real-time online compensation data source in the world for individuals and employers, and Adicio, the leading provider of private label job-board platforms for media companies, today announced a strategic relationship to provide PayScale’s leading web-based salary tools to Adicio’s 300+ online careers customers. Adicio’s job-board clients will be able to integrate PayScale’s comprehensive set of salary tools, including its real-time salary calculator, into their job-search results for candidates to access with a single click.