24 of the most overrated (and underrated) jobs in America

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  • raybies Layton, UT
    Sept. 23, 2013 1:17 p.m.

    Looks like most of the jobs considered "overrated" are the same that typically are featured in popular entertainment and movies. I bet if they did a study they'd discover this to be true. Hollywood sets unrealistic expectations about pretty much everything it touches...

  • Itsjstmeagain Merritt Island, Fl
    Sept. 23, 2013 9:34 a.m.

    I was very fortunate. I found out early that the best job is a job in a large organization that appreciated people with broad experiences and where changing jobs is the key to satisfaction. Early on I found that a new job was exciting, challenging and a learning experience. I also found that when the job became day to day work, it was a bore and it was time to find something more challenging in a totally different field.
    I retired at the top of my game (and pay). I never assumed I would get rich. I assumed correctly, but live comfortably now and sometimes miss the work and wonder what could have been next.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 22, 2013 8:51 p.m.


    I'm not disagreeing with you, but "demand" decides what people are paid.

    The city of Detroit received millions in tax revenue from sport teams, and car manufacturers. One of the wealthiest cities at one time.

    It was the political leaders which caused the economic mess, and the ones eating from garbage cans effected the voting.

    Athletes are not at fault for someone eating out of garbage cans. This is the result of personal decision making.

  • onebigdaddy Dillon, CO
    Sept. 22, 2013 4:10 p.m.

    This article is stupid .. it doesn't give any worth while facts..

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Sept. 22, 2013 3:14 p.m.

    The fans for the Lions come from Auburn Hills and Grosse Point.

  • Arm of Orion Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 21, 2013 10:17 a.m.

    It's pretty simple Patriot. People are willing to pay more for entertainment than for education. Besides that fact there only a few thousand or so professional athletes that make any kind of big money like that whereas there are hundreds of thousands of teachers. So when you think about it more people are paying into a pot that gets divided among less people. Of course the athletes are going to make more money. I don't see a reason to be disgusted with that. It's simple economics.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Sept. 20, 2013 11:07 p.m.

    I will tell you what is sickening. Seeing professional athletes in cities like Detroit sign 100 million dollar contracts. What is wrong with this county?? People in Detroit are eating out of garbage cans and yet the city hosts teams of millionaires. I have no idea how the Lions - for example - fill a stadium let alone the Tigers or the Pistons. Teachers get 30k per year and pitchers get 25 million per year. Go figure.

  • Z South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 20, 2013 11:59 a.m.

    Without context, this list is useless.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Sept. 20, 2013 9:59 a.m.

    I looked at the list, and my career is nowhere to be found. So I guess Sales Executive Territory Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Technical Field Sales are all UNDERRATED.

    For the last 20 years, I have worked mostly from home, setting my own schedule, been available for kids' events, been able to participate in the community, and have seen steady income growth from $35K in 1993 to six figures plus currently. I work with a wide variety of customers and products, and have the satisfaction of being one of the cogs that keep our economy on the move.

    Keep your 'upward mobility', desk-jockey, clock-watching, minutiae-oriented careers (biologist, accountant? Puleeze!!)

    I want to retire as a salesman.