New research by job search site CareerCast.com indicates that of 200 selected careers, public relations is ranked #79 of 200 professions (#1 being the best, #200 the worst). The best part? PR job prospects look very good for the coming year.
The rankings compare physical demands, the work environment, income, stress and the future hiring outlook. Each profession is scored in all areas.
Guess what profession comes just before us, at #78? Cosmetologist. Guess which one comes after at #80? Attorney...(gasp). AND, the PR salary listed (which I assume is an average) is about $90,00.
Being sandwiched between such different careers does make me question the research a bit. But read on....
PR Has One Major Flaw
Surprisingly, according to CareerCast.com, "there are more high-paying, well-respected jobs ranked between 61 and 80 than there were from 41 - 60. However, while positions such as attorney, federal judges, psychologist and public relations executive boast average median salaries ranging from approximately $89,000 to $152,000, each career has at least one major flaw that prevents it from finishing higher in the rankings. Judge, for example, is the highest-paying position in the group but suffers from a poor hiring outlook, while attorney is hurt by high stress levels and a difficult work environment."Go here to see the top ten jobs. Click here for the ten worst. And if you'd like to see all of the research, here you go!