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The 10 worst jobs for 2014

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Dangerous, stressful — and loving it

Who has the worst job?

Hey, put your hand down—you don't even know the criteria yet!

CareerCast is out with their annual list of the 10 best and 10 worst jobs for 2014. They look at 200 of the most populated jobs and then rank them on a variety of criteria that fall into four key categories: environment, income, outlook and stress. (Stress alone has 11 different factors, from high risk to tough deadlines.)

The "worst" jobs tend to be those with low pay, where your life is in danger and/or you have high stress levels.

This is where you saw residual effects of the recession peek through: Some of the jobs on the worst list took an extra hit in the hiring outlook because of industry consolidation, municipal cutbacks or other factors.

Of course,"worst" is relative: One notable thing on the list every year is that a lot of people who make the worst list say they love their jobs and they wouldn't have it any other way!

"There are always going to be happy lumberjacks!" said Tony Lee, publisher of and "We've talked to happy lumberjacks who say, 'I love what I do. I love being outdoors. I don't care that I don't make much money or that there are layoffs pending."

Out of all 200 jobs, here are the bottom 10 — the worst jobs for 2014.

By CNBC's Cindy Perman
23 April 2014

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