Career-building website CareerCast.com has ranked the top 200 jobs, and “Photographer” and “Photojournalist” were ranked 172 and 188 respectively.
According to the study, which factors in “physical demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook,” noted the Wall Street Journal, photojournalist ranks just above “corrections officer” and just below “dishwasher.”
Photographers fare slightly better than photojournalists in the rankings, sandwiched between “Construction Worker” and “Seamstress/Tailor.”
“Newspaper reporter” was the worst of the 200 jobs ranked by the survey.
Read the full list of rankings over at the Wall Street Journal, but we advise you take them with a grain of salt and have a good laugh.
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