10 Career Paths That Are Really Not Worth The Money

When you are growing up, you may not consider all the factors that go into picking an ideal career. I remember thinking that it would be really cool to be a professional wrestler, but as this list will show, it is one of the many jobs out there that I just cannot imagine are worth the money. Many of the careers on this list do end up paying pretty handsomely, but at the cost of the person's sanity. One of these jobs has a depression rate of over 16 percent, and another job is highly coveted but only 6% of people reported being happy once they had the career.

There is a lot more to life than picking out the career that you think is going to make you the most money. Many factors went into deciding why these 10 careers are absolutely not worth the stress that goes into the job. Do you have a career that isn't on this list but should be? Have a friend that has one of these careers? Be sure to comment and share this list on social media.

10 Pro Wrestling


9 Acting

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8 Bus Drivers

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7 Athletes

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6 Teachers

5 Construction

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Holy smokes, does construction seem like a career path that is not worth the money. But for many people, it is the career that they find themselves in. It's easy to see why, as work is plentiful, but the job takes an incredible toll on your body, especially over the years. Too many people get into the business when they are young and fit, and then have no other option but to continue as they get older and less experienced in areas outside of construction.

4 Military

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I have an incredible amount of respect for any individual that decides to serve his country, but you sure as heck couldn't convince me that this is a desirable career path. Life as a soldier is far from fun on a daily basis, built out of routine and following orders and then the potential of being put into combat where your life is risked. It was reported back in 2015 that jobs in the military were getting worse than ever. According to, "The obvious parts of physical danger, high stress, and lower pay are the same, but there is a new aspect to it that had a more negative's no longer as secure as a career choice."

3 Adult Film Star

One thing that is worth noting right off the bat, is that if you are a male, you are not going to be paired up with the two partners of your dreams. And even if you did, you shouldn't expect to be "completely straight" in your adventures. Gay entertainment pays 3 times the amount of straight action, so you better be curious to see how much of yourself you're willing to share to make sure you get your payday. You may also find it a lot harder to start a relationship when you are constantly out receiving some loving from various people, especially with technology making it all the easier to hit your name on Google and see all that you've done!

2 Lawyer

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1 Physician

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Can you imagine the amount of pressure that must be on doctors to enjoy their job? All those years of stressful nights and studying, tens of thousands of dollars into that education, and what if they hate it? What if people are jerks and you get burned out? It happens all the time. A survey done back in 2014 showed that only 6% of physicians described their job as having a positive morale. One doctor went on record stating "I feel like a pawn in a moneymaking game for hospital administrators. There are so many other ways I could have made my living and been more fulfilled."

Call me crazy, but that's not exactly what I want to be thinking after I graduate from medical school.

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