• These Are the 5 Least Meaningful Jobs (According to the People Who Do Them)
    Even if your job is just for the paycheck, and you get most of your joy and satisfaction after work hours are over, you probably don't want to work at a totally meaningless gig. After all, if you're going to spend at least a third of your life – and most of your waking hours during your workweek – at your job, it'd be nice if you got something out of it besides the means to pay the rent. If meaningful work is important to you, you'll want to take a look at PayScale's latest report, The Most and Least Meaningful Jobs – special emphasis on these jobs, which workers say are least likely to make the world a better place.
  • These Jobs Make the World a Worse Place (Say the People Who Do Them)
    What did you want to be when you grew up? Chances are, it was along the lines of unicorn wrangler or astronaut/basketball player – just the sort of thing that's impossible find a major in, never mind a grownup job. That doesn't mean that all real jobs are boring or unsatisfying; during the compilation of PayScale's latest report, The Most and Least Meaningful Jobs, workers with titles as diverse as English teacher and chiropractor told us that their jobs made the world a better place. And then were the other folks, the ones whose jobs made them long for the days when "vet who specializes only in kittens" seemed like a reasonable career path.
  • These 5 Middle Class Jobs Are on the Decline

    The U.S. economy added over 2.1 million jobs in 2013, but many of those new jobs were in low-paying industries like administrative support and leisure and hospitality. With the growing gap between the richest and the poorest Americans, many fear that the middle class itself is dying out.

  • The Worst Jobs in the World Matrix [infographic]

    Think your job is tough? It could always be worse. A look at Lapham's Quarterly's matrix of the worst jobs in the history of man will make you happy to return to your 9-to-5.

  • Robots Won't Steal All the Jobs (But They Will Take Some)

    Since the early days of science fiction, man has worried that robots would eventually take their jobs. So far, the news seems to be mixed -- sometimes robots giveth jobs and sometimes they taketh them away. But certain low-paying occupations are more at risk for robotic replacement than others.

  • Stressed Across America [infographic]

    Stressful jobs are the same, no matter where you live. If you're a heart surgeon or an air traffic controller, you're going to be a little tense from time to time. But some cities have higher concentrations of certain stressful jobs. PayScale's latest infographic looks at these.

  • 3 Jobs That Burn Calories

    Those of us who sit for a living are well-aware of how fitness-deficient our jobs tend to be. But some people don't have to worry about squeezing in exercise; their jobs burn all the calories they need.

  • New Manufacturing Jobs, Thanks to Robots

    Historically, when we hear a story about robots and the world of work, the news is bad for humans, who are losing jobs as bank tellers, customer service reps, and airline ticket agents, thanks to automation. But some manufacturers are adding robots to their lines -- and increasing the need for human workers as a result.

  • Your Favorite Hobby Is a Job (With a High Fatality Rate)
    On CNN's list of the ten most dangerous jobs, fishing has the second-highest fatality rate.
  • Roofing Is Not for the Faint of Heart
    With a reputation for being one of the 10 most dangerous jobs in America, perhaps roofing should pay more than $34,000 per year.
  • That Ford Commercial Guy Says College Is Overrated and He Isn't Wrong

    Mike Rowe is best known (at least to me) as the really American-looking dude that pitched Ford cars and trucks in his signature baseball cap.

  • Earn a Six-Figure Income Cleaning Crime Scenes
    The life of a crime scene cleaner might not be glamorous, but it's well-paid. These folks swoop in after the CSI-type stuff is over, and transform crime scenes back into homes, places of business, and public spaces.
  • Can Doritos-Flavored Tacos Save the Economy?
    Well, America, it seems we’ve found a solution to unemployment: Dorito-flavored tacos. Or at least that's what Taco Bell is crediting for the recent creation of 15,000 new jobs.
  • Best Paid Skilled Labor Jobs
    Skilled labor jobs can pay well, even very well. Yet, many young people feel the pressure to get a college degree and don’t consider hands-on labor. Fortunately, a growing movement hopes to get younger workers enthused about building, fixing, and installing.
  • Physically Active Jobs: 6 Jobs That Will Make You Healthier
  • What Is the Annual Salary for a Vet Tech?

    Name: Jade Egelhoff
    Job Title: Elephant Veterinary Technician
    Years of Experience: 0-1
    Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Education: Gig Harbor High School; Tacoma Community College, Associate Degree; Elephant Veterinary Training and First Aid, Thailand Animal Behavior Training; Humane Society HIV/AIDS Brief Risk Intervention Training
    Salary: Use the PayScale Research Center to find median annual salaries for vet tech professionals.

    What is the Annual Salary for a Vet Tech?

    Looking for a truly unique way to gain veterinary tech experience? Why not travel to a foreign country to help animals in need? That's exactly what Jade Egelhoff did by going all the way to Thailand to work as an elephant vet technician. In this interview, Jade describes what it was like to rehabilitate Asian elephants, explains how she adapted to life in a foreign culture and offers advice to any vet techs who might be looking for an adventure. For those who love animals as well as travel, this is a must-read interview. To find out more about the annual salary for a vet tech or related careers, see the links at the bottom of this post.

  • Housekeeper Jobs - Hotel Housekeeping
    Name: Sharon M.
    Job Title: Hotel Housekeeper
    Where: St. Louis Park, MN
    Years of Experience: 3
    Education: Cooper High School
    Other Relevant Work Experience: Used to be a housekeeper in a nursing home.
    Salary: Use the PayScale Research Center to find the average wage for housekeepers.

    Housekeeper Jobs - Hotel Housekeeping

    It's easy to imagine some of the challenges that might come with hotel housekeeping jobs, like trashed party rooms or difficult customers. But, as Sharon explains in this Salary Story, housekeeping jobs also have certain rewards. Sharon describes her past experience as a housekeeper, including how she chose to work in hotel housekeeping and what she liked best about the job. Keep reading to find out why housekeeping jobs can be perfect for college students or entrepreneurs looking to start a business.

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  • Make $30 an Hour Without a Four-Year Degree
    For job seekers without a four-year degree, breaking the $25-an-hour barrier can be a challenge. But with more technical certification and associate's degree programs than ever, many well-paying career options are accessible in a broad range of industries.
  • Hotel Housekeeping Supervisor Job Description
    Name: Vincenta Castillo
    Job Title: Deputy Head Housekeeper
    Where: Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    Years of Experience: 12 years
    Education: Teesside University Diploma on Business Information Technology and Management
    Employer: Mcdonald Old Swan Hotel, Mcdonald Gisborough Hall Hotel
    Salary: Use the PayScale Research Center to find the average wage for housekeeper.

    Hotel Housekeeping Supervisor

    Hotel housekeeping is steeped in history. From the beginning of the noble class in England the position of head housekeeper has been one of the top jobs of the commoners. Now, in modern times, all of the nobles have been replaced by bankers and their castles have been converted to high class hotels and resorts. What remains are the housekeeping staff and the important role of head housekeeper. Vincenta Castillo has been carrying on the tradition for more than a decade and has house keeping lesson plans to show you what it takes to be successful in this age-old profession. In this Salary Story, Vincenta shares her hotel housekeeping definition, including the roles and responsibilities of the housekeeping department, and provides an insider's look at what life is really like for hotel housekeepers.

    What is a housekeeping supervisor job description?

    Deputize and supervise the housekeeping department along with the head housekeeper. Allocate bedrooms to be cleaned by the room attendant and check cleaned bedrooms to make sure they meet the core standard of cleaning. Check bedrooms for maintenance - attention to details and presentation are very important. Every six months I do the following: re-training on health and safety and do the risk assessment on staff, re-training the room attendant to the high core standard of hygiene and cleanliness of the bedrooms, re-introduce any changes on different cleaning materials and chemicals to be used, ask for staff feedback and give incentives for jobs well-done.