Tuesday, November 10, 2009

15 Most Stressful And Underpaid Jobs

1. Social Worker (Median pay: $43,200)

Social workers step in when everyone else steps aside to help people and families in vulnerable situations.

They provide patients with education and counseling, advise care givers and make referrals for other services. And with social workers in short supply and programs underfunded, few must juggle the work of many, while reaping little reward.

2. Special Events Coordinator (Median pay: $35,900)

Planning a major event or party is a ton of work, and can easily turn into a real circus if you don't hire a pro to pull it all together.

3. Probation/Parole Officer (Median pay: $38,400)

Looking for a challenging and stimulating work environment? How about working with convicted felons?

Keeping ex-cons in line is certainly no easy task, but the work can be rewarding. Probation or parole officers help parolees and probationers get back on their feet, with everything from rehabilitation plans to education and employment arrangements.

Read more about the rest of the overworked and underpaid professions here.