Best and worst jobs of 2012

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Best and Worst Jobs of 2012: Most Stressful Careers

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Lumberjack is named as one of the worst jobs of 2012 according to Careercast.com. (Photo Credit Getty Images)

Careercast.com is out with its list of best and worst jobs of 2012. It’s bad news for the writer of this story, but much brighter for the folks who program the code that keeps this website humming.
Using a methodology that looked at physical demands, work environment, income, stress and hiring outlook, career Website Careercast.com, ranked the top 200 jobs. They also ranked the jobs with the most stress. Not surprisingly, none of the most stressful jobs show up on the best jobs list.
At the top is software engineer and at the bottom is the lumberjack. Felling trees failed to skate above the bottom 10 percent in all ranking categories, excluding income. ”Unemployment for lumberjacks is very high, and the demand for their services is expected to continue to fall through 2016. And while working outside all day may seem like a great job perk, being a lumberjack not only is considered the worst job, but also one of the world’s most dangerous,” according to Careercast.com.
And, for that most dangerous job, expect to earn a little more than $32,000 a year. That’s about $56,000 less than the cushy job of a software engineer, which has the average salary at $88,000 a year, according to Careercast.
Here’s a complete look at the best and worst jobs. And, take a look at the most stressful jobs. You may be surprised.
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
Worst Jobs

  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
Most Stressful Jobs


  1. Enlisted Soldier
  2. Firefighter
  3. Airline Pilot
  4. Military General
  5. Police Officer
  6. Event Coordinator
  7. Public Relations Executive
  8. Corporate Executive (Senior)
  9. Photojournalist
  10. Taxi Driver
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At the top is software engineer
Really? I guess it depends on what you're working on, and on which end of the software engineering process you're at, but as far as your average software engineering job, calling that "the best job" is just silly. It's not. It's demanding and unsatisfying.
 

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Human resource manager? The most stressful career one interests me simply because of the appearance of Event Coordinator. I mean I'm sure it's a stressful job because you're dealing with cunts, but ... eh.

I am surprised that dairy farmer is on the list of worst jobs, because in that position you can get all the sex you want.
 

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I am surprised that dairy farmer is on the list of worst jobs, because in that position you can get all the sex you want.
I grew up on a dairy farm, and even when you lock the cows in a stall, they still kick like a son of a bitch. My friends in the sheep industry have much better love lives.
 

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So for the most part it looks like if you produce something or provide a good or a service then you have one of the worst jobs.

Conversely, the less you and more theoretical your job is, the better it is.

I think that pretty much sums up America at this point.

Building and making things suck, staring at computer screen or providing pictures of things made in other countries: great.
 

Norm Stansfield

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So for the most part it looks like if you produce something or provide a good or a service then you have one of the worst jobs.

Conversely, the less you and more theoretical your job is, the better it is.

I think that pretty much sums up America at this point.

Building and making things suck, staring at computer screen or providing pictures of things made in other countries: great.
I love the irony of claiming IT professionals don't provide a service from a computer, over the Internet and on a website.