15 Underrated Careers To Consider On Your Job Hunt

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Vote up the jobs you would actually like to work.

If getting a new job is high on your to-do list, you may want to check out these underrated jobs. Whether they pay surprisingly well or the work is fulfilling, these lesser-known great jobs deserve some consideration. Check them out and vote for the most suitable for you! And while you're at it, make sure you avoid overly romanticized jobs that actually suck.


  • 1
    67 VOTES

    Garbage Collecting Pays Well

    From Redditor u/LargeSnorlax:

    A job that gets the most flak for the least reason is being a garbage man/woman.

    Sure, the work is semi-hard. It's not glamorous.

    But it requires very little education. It's accessible to all. Your wages are constantly increasing. It's always in demand.

    And it pays pretty well.

    67 votes
  • 2
    9 VOTES

    Being A Member Of The US Coast Guard Has A Lot Of Benefits

    From Redditor u/raym0ndv2:

    US Coast Guard. Underrated because a good number of people don't know about this branch of the military. Same benefits, but your mission is more humanitarian and they have some of the best locations for bases.

    9 votes
  • 3
    41 VOTES

    If You Paint Parking Lots You Can Take The Winters Off

    From Redditor u/FenrirButAGoodBoy:

    Painting parking lots.

    Around $5,000 for a machine that will pay for itself very quickly

    I know some guys who do this full-time who make six figures a year, and they take the entire winter off.

    41 votes
  • 4
    77 VOTES

    Plumbers Save Lives

    From Redditor u/SSDD1:

    Plumbers. A good plumber with some hustle can pull in $200,000/year in a major city. Plumbers save more lives than doctors by managing the sanitation system. Think about that.

    77 votes
  • 5
    59 VOTES

    Lab Techs Enjoy A Low-Stress Life

    From Redditor u/First-Fantasy:

    Lab techs make about medium income and are very low stress. The kind of job that if you go on vacation for a week you don't come back to a week's worth of work waiting for you.

    An associate degree is usually all you need. Kind of an overlooked career for people wanting to coast through life. It also looks good on paper and can lead to inspector jobs.

    This is for food science; I can't speak for bio labs.

    59 votes
  • 6
    69 VOTES

    Executive Assistants Run A CEO's Life

    From Redditor u/Organicsalad123:

    Executive assistant. My sister works as one and makes six figures. I don’t understand why it’s looked down on. When you’re working very closely with the CEO, you basically run the CEO's life and business. He wouldn’t be anything without you. But I guess because you’re still someone’s “helper” you’re looked down on. While someone working as a financial analyst or associate making less than you is looked up on.

    69 votes