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Ten Worst Jobs of 2011
Long shifts, back-breaking work and unstable work environments make these jobs the worst to have this year, according to CareerCast

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CareerCast rated the 10 worst jobs based upon work environment, stress, physical demands and hiring outlook. Take a look:

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Roughneck

Description: Roughnecks perform maintenance and routine physical labor on oil rigs and pipelines.

Annual Salary: $32,134

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ironworker

Ironworker

Description: Ironworkers assemble and construct the steel framework of buildings, bridges and other structures.

Annual Salary: $34,127

lumberjack

Lumberjack

Description: Spending all day in the forest avoiding falling timber is a dangerous job as lumberjacks cut and process trees into useable lumber.

Annual Salary: $32,109

roofer

Roofer

Description: Not a career for those with a fear of heights; roofers repair and install roofs on commercial and residential structures.  

Annual Salary: $34,168

Off Duty Taxi

Taxi Driver

Description: Taxicab drivers work long shifts for little money and regularly deal with less-than-patient customers and bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Annual Salary: $21,127

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EMT

Emergency Medical Technician

Description: EMT’s are under constant pressure to perform medical tasks and save lives in a hurry.

Annual Salary: $30,168

Welder

Welder

Description: Welding requires great skill and an ability to deal with immense heat while melting metal parts to join them together permanently.

Annual Salary: $35,126

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Painter

Description:  Painters spend long hours in often awkward body positions on ladders preparing surfaces and applying paints and varnishes to the interior and exterior walls of structures.

Annual Salary: $34,152

meterreader

Meter Reader

Description: No matter the weather, meter readers are tasked with monitoring public utility meters and reviewing volume of consumption by customers.

Annual Salary: $34,171

construction

Construction Worker

Description: Construction workers deal regularly with dangerous situations under tight deadlines as they help build any number of structures including highways and buildings.

Annual Salary: $29,211

Ten Worst Jobs of 2011

Long shifts, back-breaking work and unstable work environments make these jobs the worst to have this year, according to CareerCast

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