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Looking for a career that many people may not even realize is good?

CareerCast.com has created a list of the most underrated and most overrated jobs.

The rankings are based on the site’s jobs report, keeping in mind overrated jobs tend to have a bleak outlook for employment, an overflow of people in the field, tough environment and difficult access to break into. Underrated jobs offer good prospects for getting hired, nice earning potential, ability to work independently and little to no stress.

Computer systems analyst may sound like a job Matt Damon has before he’s forced to rescue his wife and son in an action movie, but it’s actually a pretty good job. In fact, it’s the most underrated, with a median salary of nearly $80,000.

Advertising account executive clocks in with the same median salary, but not nearly the same prestige – it topped the list of most overrated jobs, mostly due to the stress of the position and the competitive nature of the business.

12 Most Overrated Jobs With Median Salaries:

1. Advertising Account Exec — $79,680
2.
Surgeon — $166,400
3.
Stockbroker — $71,720
4.
Public Relations Manager — $95,450
5.
Senior Corporate Executive — $168,140
6.
Event Coordinator — $45,810
7.
Architect — $73,090
8.
Commercial Airline Pilot — $114,200
9.
Attorney — $113,530
10.
Computer Programmer — $74,280
11.
Economist — $91,860
12.
Psychologist — $67,650

12 Most Underrated Jobs With Median Salaries:

1. Computer Systems Analyst — $79,680
2.
Veterinarian — $84,460
3.
Biologist — $72,700
4.
Market Research Analyst — $60,300
5.
Accountant — $63,550
6.
Emergency Medical Technician — $31,020
7.
Legal Assistant — $46,990
8.
Civil Engineer — $79,340
9.
School Principal — $87,760
10.
Plumber — $49,140
11.
Electrician — $49,840
12.
Librarian — $55,370

[CareerCast]

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