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.
- 167 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.
- 29 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.
- 341 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.
- 477 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.
- 559 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.
- 669 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.