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The 10 Worst Jobs in America 2011

What makes a job the worst?

"To be at the bottom of the list, you really have to have a lot of things working against you," said Tony Lee, the publisher of CareerCast.

CareerCast, which put together the list of the 10 best jobsand this list of the 10 worst jobs, used five main criteria: The work environment, physical demands, outlook, income and stress.

There are two things that a lot of these jobs have in common; they’re dangerous or involve strenuous working conditions and they don’t pay very well, even though the usual rule of thumb is the more dangerous job, the bigger the paycheck.

Also, the entire bottom 10 list doesn’t require a college degree.

So what are the 10 worst jobs in America? Click ahead to find out!

By Cindy Perman
Posted 10 Jan 2011

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