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lewdog
11-13-2013, 04:37 PM
Interesting rankings. I'm a few spots out of the top 10....damn.

CareerCast.com, a career website, ranked 200 jobs from best to worst based on five criteria: physical demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook. To compile its list, the firm primarily used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government agencies. From actuary to newspaper reporter, see the complete list, and search for your job.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324874204578439154095008558.html


TOP 50 in Spoiler Tag

Top 50

1 Actuary
2 Biomedical Engineer
3 Software Engineer
4 Audiologist
5 Financial Planner
6 Dental Hygienist
7 Occupational Therapist
8 Optometrist
9 Physical Therapist
10 Computer Systems Analyst
11 Chiropractor
12 Speech Pathologist
13 Physiologist
14 University Professor
15 Veterinarian
16 Dietician
17 Pharmacist
18 Mathematician
19 Sociologist
20 Statistician
21 Physicist
22 Optician
23 Podiatrist
24 Web Developer
25 Historian
26 Environmental Engineer
27 Parole Officer
28 Petroleum Engineer
29 Meteorologist
30 Geologist
31 Human Resources Manager
32 Civil Engineer
33 Orthodontist
34 Respiratory Therapist
35 Medical Records Technician
36 Astronomer
37 Psychiatrist
38 Computer Programmer
39 Social And Community Manager
40 Market Research Analyst
41 Paralegal Assistant
42 Dentist
43 Skincare Specialist
44 Industrial Machine Repairer
45 Physician (General Practice)
46 Logistician
47 Accountant
48 Management Consultant
49 Social Worker
50 Physician Assistant

rolltide2014
11-13-2013, 04:41 PM
Being a senior about to graduate, its nice to see my field at #1 on the list :D

hometeam
11-13-2013, 04:42 PM
I come in at a cool #140

DaneMcCloud
11-13-2013, 04:44 PM
LMAO

My job isn't even listed, at all

Buehler445
11-13-2013, 04:44 PM
Being a senior about to graduate, its nice to see my field at #1 on the list :D

If you're a senior in an undergraduate program, you're a long way away from an actuarial position.

RockChalk
11-13-2013, 04:45 PM
If you're a senior in an undergraduate program, you're a long way away from an actuarial position.

Way to crush his dreams :cuss:

Buehler445
11-13-2013, 04:47 PM
LMAO

My job isn't even listed, at all
Mine either.

vailpass
11-13-2013, 04:48 PM
Historian is #25?

|Zach|
11-13-2013, 04:48 PM
#172 bitchessss

Marco Polo
11-13-2013, 04:49 PM
Interesting that active military is third to worst. Reporter is worst.

blsilks
11-13-2013, 04:49 PM
#3 woot!

Marco Polo
11-13-2013, 04:49 PM
#172 bitchessss

So a janitor is better? I kid (just saw the list).

RockChalk
11-13-2013, 04:50 PM
LMAO

My job isn't even listed, at all

Reviewer of weekend Guitar Center performances? :D

lewdog
11-13-2013, 04:50 PM
LMAO

My job isn't even listed, at all

Porn star is too poor on the physical demands and stress section of their judging criteria. But I will say the work environment and pay are nice!

rolltide2014
11-13-2013, 04:51 PM
If you're a senior in an undergraduate program, you're a long way away from an actuarial position.

I'm set up to take the third exam right after I graduate in May. I've interned the past 3 years split between 2 insurance companies, and the most recent of which has offered me an entry-level actuarial position where I'll get to continue to study for future exams about 15 hours a week while at work.

blsilks
11-13-2013, 04:51 PM
It goes #199 Lumberjack, #200 Reporter

ROFL

Buehler445
11-13-2013, 05:08 PM
I'm set up to take the third exam right after I graduate in May. I've interned the past 3 years split between 2 insurance companies, and the most recent of which has offered me an entry-level actuarial position where I'll get to continue to study for future exams about 15 hours a week while at work.

Good on you. I always though you had to have a PHd in accounting to enter the actuarial profession.

What all does it take to be an actuary?

mr. tegu
11-13-2013, 05:23 PM
Good on you. I always though you had to have a PHd in accounting to enter the actuarial profession.

What all does it take to be an actuary?

Being smart at math essentially. Obviously there is a lot more to it than simply math (accounting, economics, financial skills), but you could go take a preliminary exam right now if you wanted. There are no specific degree or college education requirements either. If you choose, you can even study the materials on your own to take the exams. Once you pass the preliminary exams you can begin working and continue to take more exams, of which there are 13 in total.

Rain Man
11-13-2013, 05:29 PM
I wonder how many astronomers we have (#36) who aren't also university professors (#14).

My job is #40, though elements of it are also at 18, 19, 20, 31, and 48.

MOhillbilly
11-13-2013, 05:30 PM
My job didn't make the list but it did make the # 9 spot on the most dangerous list.

htismaqe
11-13-2013, 05:42 PM
My specific job isn't listed but two aspects of my job show up in the top 10.

yeti
11-13-2013, 05:55 PM
#42 but my hygienist is #6..hmmm

Bugeater
11-13-2013, 06:06 PM
Well the fact that garbage collector is on there and maintenance tech isn't tells me I need to consider another line of work.

Saulbadguy
11-13-2013, 06:15 PM
#10.

Yep.

cabletech94
11-13-2013, 06:15 PM
Well the fact that garbage collector is on there and maintenance tech isn't tells me I need to consider another line of work.

this is exactly my thinking (but i won't make the change)!!!

bevischief
11-13-2013, 06:17 PM
LMAO

My job isn't even listed, at all

Same here.

Discuss Thrower
11-13-2013, 06:29 PM
#200. And actually worse considering I'm a freelancer that is paid below poverty level.

Pasta Giant Meatball
11-13-2013, 06:31 PM
Same here.

Where is pro midget?

|Zach|
11-13-2013, 07:09 PM
Sub question...

Would you recommend your job to someone young who was set out to do it?

Bugeater
11-13-2013, 07:30 PM
Sub question...

Would you recommend your job to someone young who was set out to do it?
Hell no.

rolltide2014
11-13-2013, 07:55 PM
Being smart at math essentially. Obviously there is a lot more to it than simply math (accounting, economics, financial skills), but you could go take a preliminary exam right now if you wanted. There are no specific degree or college education requirements either. If you choose, you can even study the materials on your own to take the exams. Once you pass the preliminary exams you can begin working and continue to take more exams, of which there are 13 in total.

Pretty much this. I always knew I was good at math, so this was the perfect field for me to get into. I actually forgot my calculator when I took the ACT, and still ended up getting a perfect score on both the math and science. :D I only wish I had known this was for sure what I'd wanted to get into sooner, as now I honestly feel like 90+% of my college has been a waste and I would've been better off just undertaking it on my own starting 3 years ago and have been better off for it. Plus, I didn't decide I wanted to go this route until about 2.5 years into college, at which point it would've taken me more than 4 years to graduate had I switched my major to actuarial science. So, instead I've continued pursuing my original major (Quantitative Finance), as well as studying for the actuarial exams, but at least they 2 fields are pretty related, so there is some overlap which helps quite a bit sometimes.

underEJ
11-13-2013, 08:44 PM
Sub question...

Would you recommend your job to someone young who was set out to do it?

When asked what she should say to encourage young people who want to go into animation and visual effects, a previous employer of mine once told a college professor in front of a near capacity convention hall... "Nothing. Any teacher encouraging a kid to go into animation is not being a responsible adult." (Pause) "That being said, you don't have to tell them anything. Anyone who is supposed to do it will find a way."

She was really disappointed in the answer, but it was hilarious to the crowd of industry vets! Fifteen years later, to her credit, she has developed a great program at her college and at my current place of employment, we have hired several of her grads and they are quite successful. Just in time for the industry to move overseas. :)

Psyko Tek
11-13-2013, 08:51 PM
It goes #199 Lumberjack, #200 Reporter

ROFL

it's ok

Psyko Tek
11-13-2013, 08:57 PM
my jobs closest fit 132, but has quite a bit of mechanical adjustments
which means every paycheck I get a healthy helping of ass rape

I am so pleased

lewdog
11-13-2013, 09:06 PM
Sub question...

Would you recommend your job to someone young who was set out to do it?

I would, although there are cheaper ways and other careers that require less education to make the money I do. But I do love my job and I will always have one. I could move to almost any city tomorrow and find a job instantly.

CrazyPhuD
11-13-2013, 09:12 PM
Dude that list is fucked....how can it be credible if 'Fluffer on a gay porn set' isn't listed as one of the worst jobs. What's going to be worse than a job where you suck dick all day??

tooge
11-13-2013, 10:26 PM
I roll in at 42nd. Well behind my parole officer.

Sweet Daddy Hate
11-13-2013, 10:29 PM
I'm surprised "Hog Jizzer" didn't make the cut.

Sorry, Farmer.

tredadda
11-13-2013, 10:33 PM
#198 Woot!

Dunit35
11-13-2013, 11:37 PM
#166. Haters gon hate.

Pitt Gorilla
11-13-2013, 11:38 PM
14!

DaneMcCloud
11-13-2013, 11:39 PM
Reviewer of weekend Guitar Center performances? :D

LMAO

Sorter
11-13-2013, 11:41 PM
I don't see "Current Ruler of Asgard" on here.

What a fucking joke. Clearly, people don't know about all the cool shit to do in Asgard. We've got lasers now but only on anti-air turrets and boat-ships

Cephalic Trauma
11-13-2013, 11:44 PM
Looking like I'll be going into 51. Not bad.

Sorter
11-13-2013, 11:45 PM
Looking like I'll be going into 51. Not bad.

What kind?

DaneMcCloud
11-13-2013, 11:45 PM
Looking like I'll be going into 51. Not bad.

For real? Good luck!

Cephalic Trauma
11-13-2013, 11:49 PM
What kind?

Haven't figured that out quite yet. I really like vascular but I would have to get trained in general and I don't know if that's the route I want to go.

Sorter
11-13-2013, 11:52 PM
Haven't figured that out quite yet. I really like vascular but I would have to get trained in general and I don't know if that's the route I want to go.

Best of luck!

CrazyPhuD
11-14-2013, 12:08 AM
Haven't figured that out quite yet. I really like vascular but I would have to get trained in general and I don't know if that's the route I want to go.

Good luck, I have family in the biz and it can be very rewarding and very heart breaking at times.

DaneMcCloud
11-14-2013, 12:09 AM
Good luck, I have family in the biz and it can be very rewarding and very heart breaking at times.

My experience is that it's harder on the social workers than the doctors.

I couldn't handle either profession.

CrazyPhuD
11-14-2013, 12:14 AM
My experience is that it's harder on the social workers than the doctors.

I couldn't handle either profession.

Yup, the doctors are both trained to be detached(somewhat) and get to hand off the family to the social workers. The buck stops with the social workers.

Back before college I thought about it, but I couldn't handle it either. I hate to lose and I know it would have torn me apart to do so.

DaneMcCloud
11-14-2013, 12:17 AM
Yup, the doctors are both trained to be detached(somewhat) and get to hand off the family to the social workers. The buck stops with the social workers.

Back before college I thought about it, but I couldn't handle it either. I hate to lose and I know it would have torn me apart to do so.

25 years ago, I dated an LMSW with a Master's from KU. It was brutal. She was a wreck, due to her work.

Not the life for me...

CrazyPhuD
11-14-2013, 12:21 AM
25 years ago, I dated an LMSW with a Master's from KU. It was brutal. She was a wreck, due to her work.

Not the life for me...

Yup I could have been a great doc if I never lost and I would have driven myself into the ground to make sure that I didn't lose. I've seen that lifestyle up close growing up and knew the price I would pay. It takes a unique set of individuals which is also part of why Med school is such a PITA.

I never stopped trying to do the impossible, I just a picked a field where the price of failure was a bit lower!:D

DaneMcCloud
11-14-2013, 12:24 AM
Yup I could have been a great doc if I never lost and I would have driven myself into the ground to make sure that I didn't lose. I've seen that lifestyle up close growing up and knew the price I would pay. It takes a unique set of individuals which is also part of why Med school is such a PITA.

I never stopped trying to do the impossible, I just a picked a field where the price of failure was a bit lower!:D

It's also why most doctors, especially surgeons, are outright dickheads.

There's a certain mindset those people must have to be competent. Some call it a "God Complex" but in reality, it's the only way they can cope.

cdcox
11-14-2013, 12:31 AM
I have legitimate claims to 2, 14, 24, 26, and 32 and 38.

Archie F. Swin
11-14-2013, 07:25 AM
I'm in the top 25!

(((looks at paycheck))


fuck a BUNCH of that!!!!

BlackHelicopters
11-14-2013, 07:28 AM
Top 50. Yea?

kevonm
11-14-2013, 08:06 AM
Yup I could have been a great doc if I never lost and I would have driven myself into the ground to make sure that I didn't lose. I've seen that lifestyle up close growing up and knew the price I would pay. It takes a unique set of individuals which is also part of why Med school is such a PITA.

I never stopped trying to do the impossible, I just a picked a field where the price of failure was a bit lower!:D

Never lose in medicine? I can only think of a couple sspecialties where that is possible. it is still a stretch

Medical school isnt horrible either, just the idea of all the debt and deferred income. I am a 4th year matching emergency medicine and residency will be much worse

seclark
11-14-2013, 08:54 AM
I'm surprised "Hog Jizzer" didn't make the cut.

Sorry, Farmer.

well, kinda...#163

closest for me is #84
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Lzen
11-14-2013, 09:37 AM
I come in at a cool #140

I'm not far behind.

Molitoth
11-14-2013, 10:36 AM
LMAO

My job isn't even listed, at all

Well, I wouldn't guess there are a huge amount of people in your profession, yet you have the coolest job.

I'm sitting at #10, where I compete with millions.

Cephalic Trauma
11-14-2013, 03:29 PM
For real? Good luck!

Best of luck!

Good luck, I have family in the biz and it can be very rewarding and very heart breaking at times.

Thanks dudes:thumb:.

lewdog
11-14-2013, 03:44 PM
Looking like I'll be going into 51. Not bad.

Show-off!