Most Underpaid Job in the US

Wow.. Do you think your job is underpaid? Maybe yes and maybe not. US News has make list for the most underpaid jobs in the United States and this is the list :-

1. Security Guard
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Average Salary: $23,900
No. of Openings: 195,000
Job Satisfaction: HIGH
Those who work in security frequently praise the occupation’s flexible hours (lots of night and 12-hour shifts result in more days off) and recommend it for people who don’t mind working alone. Still, it’s a job that can be particularly stressful to the psyche as well as the body. Security guards must remain alert to protect against and prevent fire hazards, larceny, vandalism, and other emergency situations and illegal activity. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that security guards experience more on-the-job injury than the national average for all professions; gaming surveillance officers specifically have one of the highest injury rates. Too bad the pay is so paltry for those making security their full-time gig. In 2011, the average median salary for a security guard was just $23,900.
// I think in my country also this job also underpaid. They work hard and sometimes at night but their salary ain’t worthy for their work.

2. Sports Coach
Average Salary: $28,470
No. of Openings: 71,400
Job Satisfaction: HIGH
A sports coach trains either amateur or professional athletes for competition. But he or she also serves as an adviser, parent, teacher, and confidante for his or her team. The most-renowned in the profession–the Béla Károlyis, the John Maddens, and the Pat Rileys–have earned impressive salaries that came with adulation as well as endorsement deals. But most of the 242,900 professionals working in the field currently aren’t coaching on that level, nor are they earning that type of pay. And the adulation they most mention to Glassdoor comes from the impressionable young people they coach on the secondary and collegiate level.

// Hm.. Is it really low? Maybe sport coach for amateur athletes is underpaid but for professional I don’t think so. They earn more money..

3. Medical Assistant
Average Salary: $29,100
No. of Openings: 162,900
Job Satisfaction: MEDIUM
The approximately 530,000 medical assistants employed in doctors’ offices and larger medical organizations must do a mix of traditional office operations work and hands-on medical tasks. They take patient histories, assist in patient examinations, change wound dressings, and help with sterilizing equipment. Often, they’re the first and last people a patient sees when visiting a doctor’s office, so medical assistants play a substantial part in the overall patient-care experience. In recent years, a medical assistant’s people skills and practical skills have been complemented by technological skills, since most patient records are now digitized. The multifaceted nature of responsibilities hasn’t resulted in substantially higher pay, however. In 2011, the BLS reported a median salary for medical assistants that’s $12,573 less than the national average.
Medical assistants who reviewed their professions and workplaces with Glassdoor don’t mention lower salaries. Instead, they highlight the joy of giving quality medical care. According to a medical assistant at Planned Parenthood in San Diego, one of the perks of the profession is that it “Allows you to serve a population in need.”

// Yeah. Medical assistant ain’t easy job. There’s a lot of tension… They need to get more salary.

4. Recreation and Fitness Worker
Average Salary: $31,030
No. of Openings: 124,700
Job Satisfaction: HIGH
“There is a lot of satisfaction in helping people,” writes one fitness assistant department head to Glassdoor about working at Minnesota’s Life Time Fitness club. Another recreation and fitness professional with Urban Active Fitness in Lexington, Ken., appreciates “The people you’ll meet and relationships you’ll start.” So it’s no surprise that as a whole, recreation and fitness occupations–aerobics instructors, camp counselors, and personal trainers–receive a boost on our Best Jobs list for their reported personal perks. The chance to be physically active and forgo a traditional 9-to-5 schedule also help boost these occupations’ curb appeal. But fitness trainers earned an average $31,030 in 2011, according to the BLS. That’s more than $10,000 less than the national average median wage.
// Dunno that the fitness worker earn low salary. But they can do some part time worker. There’s many people want to lose weight and hire fitness worker.

5. Administrative Assistant
Average Salary: $31,870
No. of Openings: 118,500
Job Satisfaction: HIGH
Today’s administrative assistants have evolved beyond juggling phone messages and transcribing meeting minutes. They must now be thoroughly organized, have excellent writing and editing skills, and display a knack for multitasking. Often, admin professionals fulfill the roles of project managers, secret keepers, daily planners, customer service reps, and tech support. And despite wearing so many hats around the office, the more than two million employed administrative assistants were earning a salary that’s well below the national average–$30,830 in 2010. In 2011, they earned about $31,870. Corporate culture and outstanding office benefits–but not compensation–were the key contributors to this occupation securing such lofty scores for job satisfaction.
// Administrative assistant is important in the company. They need to get raise income..

6. Real Estate Agent
Average Salary: $39,070
No. of Openings: 45,000
Job Satisfaction: HIGH
The mercurial economy hasn’t made a real estate agent’s profession an easy one. Still, the BLS predicts approximately 45,000 openings in this occupation between now and 2020, thanks to population growth. Agents have to stay abreast to the local zoning and tax laws of various communities, plus keep a pulse on the atmosphere in communities where they might do business. Keeping tabs on market conditions is another crucial element of their occupation. This is also a job that requires copious paperwork and patience, but it’s not a job that comes with copious spending change. Though the profession’s highest-paid earned around $92,000 in 2011, a real estate agent’s average salary was less than $40,000 that year. Some tell Glassdoor that they find reward in helping people find homes. For others, they appreciate the chance to make their own flexible schedule.
// I think their salary is low but they can earn more by commision. There’s many rich people in real estate and one of them are real estate agent. Maybe for beginner, there salary is low but after get experience they can double their earning.

7. Child, Family, and School Social Worker
Average Salary: $40,680
No. of Openings: 58,200
Job Satisfaction: HIGH
The stakes are higher when a social worker has a bad day. The average, coddled office employee might become discouraged when the copier jams or the instant coffee machine goes on the fritz. But for a children, family, and school social worker, a “bad day” could entail reporting suspected child abuse, having a proposed adoption fall through, or witnessing a parent losing custody of their children. Despite the high stress, social workers report to Glassdoor that they like working with people, and get a thrill out of positively impacting the lives of others. Their tender hearts don’t translate to loads of legal tender, though. The BLS reports that a social worker’s median salary was $40,680 in 2011, just shy of the national average wage.
// Social worker ain’t popular job. They need to handle problem with human. It is important to raise their income because it ain’t easy to get part time.

Source :- Finance Yahoo

How about that? Is it your job on the list. I’m not US citizen so I can’t compare it but I think I’m overpaid because always relax at workplace.Heheheheh.

The // is my opinion.

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