I don’t think so, but I guess I’m biased.
Career Cast, a website for finding job opportunities, came out with a Top 12 List of Most Overrated Jobs. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th most overrated job was a surgeon, physician, and psychiatrist, respectively.
Why the fields are separated like that, I have no idea. They’re all physicians.
The methodology behind these bold statements was explained but I’m still confused. Here’s what was said:
through our research and analysis, we’ve tried to mitigate the subjective nature of our report by basing it solely on our Jobs Rated data. We used our data to determine the criteria of what makes a job overrated or underrated. We then compared the numbers, sorted them according to our definitions and voilà…we compiled our list of overrated jobs
Here’s what Career Cast had to say about the two jobs:
- # 2 overrated job
- Income Average – $365,258
- Overrated Factors – The stress of being responsible for the lives of others, long hours, and physical demands of long surgeries
- # 3 overrated job
- Income Average – $192,065
- Overrated Factors – Increased regulations, lower compensation and the required need to stay abreast of medical developments
- # 4 overrated job
- Income Average – $160,242
- Overrated Factors – The responsibility of managing the mental health of others, long hours, and increased regulation
Yes, I suppose we do have a lot of responsibility and ever increasing regulations. But does that make it overrated? What do you think?