Being A Lawyer Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

U.S. News and World Report
U.S. News and World Report (Photo credit: afagen)
U.S. News and World Report (Photo credit: afagen)

According to the 2014 U.S. News and World Report, being a lawyer isn’t the most desirable job. In fact, it’s not in the top 10 — or the top 20 or dare I say, even the top 50. Out of the 100 jobs listed in the findings, lawyer holds the position of 51. We, as a profession, are on the bottom half of the list, not too far behind jobs such as middle school teacher and nail technician and only slightly ahead of bill collectors. Not very encouraging, is it?

But, don’t be discouraged if you are a lawyer or in law school right now since there is an upside. Paralegals are listed in the 87th spot so I guess in the legal field, it could always be worse.

To answer your burning question — the lowest on the totem pole of best jobs is painter and the job holding the #1 best job spot is software developer.

The majority of the top 25 is filled with technology, health care and engineering positions.

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