What are the most underrated jobs?

  • (MoneyWatch) Dreaming of being the modern-day equivalent of Don Draper of "Mad Men" fame? Don't, concludes CareerCast, which lists working in advertising as one of the nation's most overrated jobs. Ad executives are often overworked, underpaid and can lose their job in a heartbeat if a big client jumps ship, the job search site concludes.

    Instead, job-seekers may be better off exploring jobs that tend to fly beneath the radar. CareerCast defines such work as the kind that, while often overlooked, offers competitive pay, decent working conditions and a measure of  job security. Here are the nation's 12 most underrated professions, according to the firm.