The Best (and Worst) Jobs in America

Findings confirm it's good to be nerdy
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 6, 2009 2:55 PM CST
Lumberjack is the worst job in America, the list says.   (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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(Newser) – How desirable is your daily grind? A new study aims to answer that question with a list ranking the best and worst jobs according to five factors: “environment, income, employment outlook, physical demands, and stress,” the Wall Street Journal reports. In the end, the CareerCast list suggests, nerds rule. Best jobs:

  1. Mathematician
  2. Actuary
  3. Statistician
  4. Biologist
  5. Software engineer

Worst jobs:

  1. EMT
  2. Seaman
  3. Taxi driver
  4. Dairy farmer
  5. Lumberjack