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The most overrated jobs in America

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Online job-search emporium CareerCast.com has compiled its list of Most Overrated Jobs of 2016. "When it comes to careers, some may seem more attractive than others," the site's operators write. "But many jobs that are viewed as highly desirable have downsides and are not as glamorous as they look on paper. Perception is not the same as the reality, particularly for occupations like advertising executive, broadcaster and event coordinators. These jobs can be stressful, involve long hours and have a high turnover."

Among CareerCast.com's picks in its 2016 Jobs Rated report for most overrated jobs, "all are great careers for those with the knowledge and determination necessary to thrive," the site says. "Enter these occupations for the right reasons and be aware of the stress, competition, industry volatility and high job turnover associated with these jobs."

CNBC.com shares CareerCast.com's findings in the following slides.

Source: CareerCast.com
Posted 20 December 2016

Advertising account manager

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Annual median salary: $124,850

Growth outlook: 9 percent

2016 Jobs Rated rank: 137

Source: Careercast.com


Author

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Annual median salary: $60,520

Growth outlook: 2 percent

2016 Jobs Rated rank: 144

Source: Careercast.com

Broadcaster

Annual median salary: $37,720

Growth outlook: –9 percent

2016 Jobs Rated rank: 198

Source: Careercast.com

Corporate executive

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Annual median salary: $102,690

Growth outlook: 6 percent

2016 Jobs Rated rank: 132

Source: Careercast.com

Event coordinator

Annual median salary: $46,840

Growth outlook: 10 percent

2016 Jobs Rated rank: 158

Source: Careercast.com


Photographer

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Annual median salary: $31,170

Growth outlook: 3 percent

2016 Jobs Rated rank: 162

Source: Careercast.com

Public relations executive

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Annual median salary: $104,140

Growth outlook: 7 percent

2016 Jobs Rated rank: 121

Source: Careercast.com

Stockbroker

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Annual median salary: $71,550

Growth outlook: 10 percent

2016 Jobs Rated rank: 122

Source: Careercast.com