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Best and most Overrated Careers
January 2, 2008, 11:13 pm
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U.S. News and World Report presented a research of the Best & most overrated careers for 2008. They have in-depth featurettes on all the careers with videos to pair with it.

Best Careers Of 2008:
Audiologist
Biomedical equipment technician
Clergy
Curriculum/training specialist
Dentist
Editor
Engineer
Firefighter
Fundraiser
Genetic counselor
Ghostwriter
Government manager
Hairstylist/cosmetologist
Higher education administrator
Investment banker
Landscape architect
Librarian
Locksmith/Security system technician
Management consultant
Mediator
Occupational therapist
Optometrist
Pharmacist
Physician assistant
Politician/Elected official
Professor
Registered nurse
School psychologist
Systems analyst
Urban planner
Usability/User experience specialist

Link to U.S. News Best Careers

Most Overrated:
Advertising executive
Architect
Attorney
Chef
Chiropractor
Clinical psychologist
Medical scientist
Nonprofit manager
Physician
Police officer
Real estate agent
Small-business owner
Teacher

Link to U.S. News Most Overrated Careers

My Reaction:
This article hits home for me as an aspiring architect. Much like most of the ‘overrated careers’ the passion factor is so huge. The fact a career is overrated is the perception of individuals that are not in the field. The outlook of whether the job is glamorous or not has nothing to do with the overall satisfaction of a job. The missing element and the the most important is PASSION. If you have passion for whatever your endeavor is, it can never be overrated. And yes I will concede being an architect is very overrated. The long hours, the unlikelihood of ever being recognized, the years of school, and the low pay all factor into the equation. The the fact of the matter is, I love it. Case closed.

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