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The Best Jobs in 2012

Do You Have One of the Best Jobs in 2012?


It seems like everyone has strong emotions about their job, whether it be love or hate. Let's see how your career compares with results from a CareerCast list that used data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government agencies to compile the best and worst jobs in 2012. They factored in things like physical demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook to come up with the rankings. Here are the top 10 best jobs:

  1. Software Engineer
  2. Actuary
  3. Human Resources Manager
  4. Dental Hygienist
  5. Financial Planner
  6. Audiologist
  7. Occupational Therapist
  8. Online Advertising Manager
  9. Computer Systems Analyst
  10. Mathematician

For the worst jobs, read on.

  1. Lumberjack
  2. Dairy Farmer
  3. Enlisted Military Soldier
  4. Oil Rig Worker
  5. Reporter (Newspaper)
  6. Waiter/Waitress
  7. Meter Reader
  8. Dishwasher
  9. Butcher
  10. Broadcaster
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Join The Conversation
acdw acdw 5 years
I'm an actuary:)
Criena Criena 5 years
I'm kind of an Online Advertising Manager. YAY
Assistant-Community-Manager Assistant-Community-Manager 5 years
Interesting... I do believe that being a Software Engineer is the best, especially in SF - SO many options.
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