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10 worst jobs of 2017
As the job market further expands and evolves, new vocations will come up while old ones fade away. Not everyone is so lucky to be in a growing field, however, and online job database CareerCast has found what might be considered the least attractive jobs of 2017 — many of which involve dangerous work conditions or a murky job market outlook.

CareerCast’s report utilizes a range of criteria such as income, outlook, environmental factors, stress and physical demands to rank 200 U.S. jobs annually. This year, these 10 jobs came in at the bottom.
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10. Taxi driver
This job moved up a position from number 9 since last year. Taxi drivers have an annual median salary of $23,510 and have a 13% growth outlook through 2024.
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9. Retail salesperson
Another job that has seen some improvements, retail sales jobs have moved up two spots since last year from number 7, and can expect a 7% growth outlook in the next seven years with a median salary of $22,040.
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8. Firefighters
Another job with a two-spot jump, firefighters see can see a median salary of $46,870 and a 5% positive outlook ahead.
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7. Advertising salesperson
The first on this list to see a decline, advertising sales as a career dropped a spot from number 8 since last year. The median salary hovers around $48,490, and the industry is forecasted to see a 3% drop in the coming years.
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6. Disc jockey
Jumping two positions this year to number six, DJs are seeing an 11% decline through 2024 with a $30,080 average salary.
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5. Pest control worker
Jumping ahead one spot, pest controllers should expect a 1% industry decline with median salaries around $32,162.
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4. Enlisted military personnel
Men and women of the military can expect salaries ranging around just $27,936. CareerCast’s growth outlook remains not applicable.
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3. Logger
Logger salaries average $36,210, and the profession has a growth expectation of 4% through 2024.
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2. Broadcasters
Dropping a tier since last year, broadcasters are expected to see an industry decline of 13%, the highest on this list. The average salary is $37,720.
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1. Newspaper reporters
Having ranked at the bottom for the past few years, newspaper reporters will continue to see a 9% decrease in industry growth. On average, they make just $36,360 per year.
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