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10 worst jobs of 2014

No. 5: Broadcaster
No. 5: Broadcaster © IxMaster/Shutterstock.com

No. 5: Broadcaster

Competition for jobs is already fierce in this occupation -- and it's only going to get worse. The job market for broadcast news analysts is shrinking by about 2 percent each year, according to the BLS, as television stations, radio stations and news organizations face dwindling advertising dollars. Since 2008, the media have seen an enormous shift in revenue models for print, radio and television, which leaves fewer jobs and more responsibilities for those who are still employed. The BLS reports that the median salary for broadcast news analysts is about $55,380, though many individuals report earning significantly below that mark. PayScale.com reports median salaries for television news producers and reporters to be approximately $49,600 and $37,000, respectively, while radio broadcasting program directors rake in about $48,300 annually. Expect long and erratic working hours, particularly when major events and breaking news unfolds, as well as constant deadlines.

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