The low ranking is given by a report that includes 200 jobs from all industries; flight attendants would be near the top of an industry-specific list that included Indian train toilet cleaners and Ryanair’s PR manager.
If you’re considering a career as a flight attendant, you may want to think again. Of all jobs in the travel, tourism and hospitality sector, flight attendants came in dead last on CareerCast’s 2013 Jobs Rated Report, which assessed positions based on pay, stress, physical demands and future prospects.
“High stress, low pay and a shrinking job market all contribute to flight attendant’s inclusion among the worst jobs of 2013,” CareerCast explained. “As airlines continue to consolidate and reduce staff, this is unlikely to change.”
As a whole, jobs in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry didn’t fare well on the 2013 report, with only one cracking the top 100 (event coordinator).
Photo credit: Flight attendants walk near Sapporo Okadama Airport in Japan. Miki Yoshihito / Flickr