When It Comes to Best and Worst Jobs, Safety Comes First
January 9th, 2009 by lewisTweet
The Wall Street Journal covers CareerCast.com’s best and worst jobs list. Number 1 on the best jobs list is…drum roll please…mathematician. (Surprise!) At the bottom of the worst jobs list is lumberjack.
According to the study, mathematicians fared best in part because they typically work in favorable conditions — indoors and in places free of toxic fumes or noise — unlike those toward the bottom of the list like sewage-plant operator, painter and bricklayer. They also aren’t expected to do any heavy lifting, crawling or crouching — attributes associated with occupations such as firefighter, auto mechanic and plumber.
Who needs an investment banker’s $60-75k year-end bonuses or a Googler’s “beyond the basics” perks when you can have the safest job in the world?
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