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Worth the stress? 8 most overrated jobs of 2015

Posted at 4:03 PM, Sep 29, 2015

Sorry, attorneys, architects and event coordinators.

CareerCast.com says your job is overrated.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The site also ranks advertising account executive, event coordinators, broadcasters and public relations managers on their list of the most overrated jobs of 2015.

These are jobs that come with a dose of glamor, but are they really worth the stress?

CareerCast’s Jobs Rated report shows the careers on this list require more than meets the eye, from stress and competition to industry volatility.

Event coordinator, for example, was rated CareerCast’s seventh most stressful profession even though it’s a fast-growing industry, with a growth outlook of 33 percent by 2022.

And architects – a job which has a relatively high projected growth rate of 17 percent – have to watch out for economic downturns. As we saw during the recession, construction depends on marketplace volatility more than other industries, according to CareerCast.

The same goes for sales representatives, whose jobs can depend on an unpredictable market.

Broadcasters have the lowest growth outlook, at just 2 percent. Sales representatives have a growth outlook of just nine percent and attorneys, 10 percent.

Here’s the complete list of overrated jobs from CareerCast, including how much money they make and the projected growth outlook for each job:

-          Advertising Account Executive: They make $115,750 on average a year and have a growth outlook of 12%.

-          Architect: Make on average $73,090 a year and have a projected growth outlook of 17%.

-          Attorney: They make about $113,350 a year and have a growth outlook of 10%.

-          Broadcaster: Make an average of $29,790 a year and have a growth outlook of 2%.

-          Event Coordinator: They make a median salary of $45,810 a year and have a projected growth outlook of 33%.

-          Management Consultant: The average salary here is $78,600 a year and the job has a growth outlook of 19%.

-          Public Relations Manager: Make a median salary of $95,450 a year and have a growth outlook of 13%.

-          Sales Representative (wholesale): Make about $51,670 a year and the job has a growth outlook of 9%.