09/17/2013 08:37 am ET Updated Sep 17, 2013

The 12 Most Overrated Jobs In America

If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. And that couldn't be more true for jobs.

Highly sought after careers in law, public relations and architecture may seem like good paths, but are actually just overrated, according to CareerCast.

The jobs website used government data and private surveys to judge professions on factors like income, stress, and the emotional and physical demands of the job. "Overrated jobs," by CareerCast's definition, are those that are highly coveted, but are stressful and grueling in reality.

Here are CareerCast's 12 most overrated jobs:

The 12 Most Overrated Jobs In America