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Best & Worst Jobs for 2013!!!…

Posted Apr 25 2013 6:39am

Hi there!  Happy Thursday to you!  I’m glad that Friday is just around the corner.  I think this week has flown by.  I guess its because I’ve been really busy and stressed this week and haven’t been feeling all that great.  I’m still feeling a little sick today.  I actually was able to sleep last night so I made progress there.  I’m still really tired though.  My throat feels a little swollen but doesn’t necessarily hurt.  I really think that it ‘s all due to the drastic changes in temperature.  It goes from being 70 degrees one second and drops to 40 the next.  It’s ridiculous!  I wish the weather would make up it’s mind so that people were getting sick or having allergy attacks.  But so is life.

Since I ate boring breakfast food for dinner last night (eggs and a bagel), I decided not to bore all of you with that because I post pictures of that dinner all the time.  I came across an article on Yahoo, that I thought would be interesting to share instead.  The company Career Cast came out with their annual poll of the Best and Worst jobs of 2013 which was posted on Yahoo.  You can find it here .  There were 200 jobs that were ranked by factors such as: income, stress, physical demands and job outlook.  The winners were in two categories, healthcare and technology.

The Top 10 Best Jobs for 2013 are:

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

They say that Dental Hygienist make on average $68,000.  It is said to be known as a career that has a flexible schedule and low stress.  The Computer Systems Analyst is paid $78 ,000 and due to constant changes in technology, this job always seems to be in demand.

I find this to be really interesting.  My job is not on this list obviously and I’m not going to go into details about what I do right now just for privacy reasons.  I think this is an interesting list though. I think these are the things that kids entering their senior year of high school need to consider when trying to decide if they want to go to college or not and what they want to do.  You want to be able to get a good paying job that makes you happy when you get out of school.  That is ultimately the goal but sometimes in a lot of situations, that is not the case.  Take it from someone who knows.  But before we say anything else, let’s look at the next list.

Top 10 Worst Jobs of 2013

1. Newspaper Reporter

2. Lumberjack

3. Enlisted Military Personnel

4. Actor

5. Oil Rig Worker

6. Dairy Farmer

7. Meter Reader

8. Mail Carrier

9. Roofer

10. Flight Attendant

The article says that Flight Attendants always had a stressful job but now due to restructuring in the industry, there isn’t a very good hiring outlook.  The article also says with Mail Carrier’s that more of their positions are being deleted rather than created.  Since all of the technology of communication is available, “snail mail” is low.  Their salaries are said to be $53,000 a year.  They also say that Newspaper Reporters was once considered exciting, however it is now a low-paying, high-stressful job with workers not knowing if their paper may consolidate or fold at any time.  People get more news from digital media as opposed to newspapers these days.

My job is not on the worst list either.  I don’t know if I agree with that or not.  Heh.  ;)   What do you think of this article?  Do you work in any of jobs that made either of these lists?  Do you agree or disagree with the jobs listed and what the article says?

I hope you enjoyed looking at that article.  I thought it was something interesting and different to discuss.  Alright, well that is all I have for today.  Have a great Thursday!

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