The worst lumberjack job of 2012; best computer programmer – Global Public Square

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Obviously, ax throwing and logrolling are not part of the selection criteria.

CareerCast.com suggests Lumberjack is the worst job you can have in 2012, while Computer Programmer ranks at the top.

“The top-rated jobs have few physical demands, minimal stress, a good work environment and good employment prospects,” said Tony Lee, editor of CareerCast.com2012 Job Evaluation Report. “Conversely, loggers and dairy farmers, two of the worst jobs in the country, work in physically demanding, insecure and poorly paid occupations with poor employment prospects.

The website ranks occupations based on five areas: environment (physical and emotional), income, outlook, physical demands, and stress.

CareerCast used statistics from the Department of Labor and other sources.

Based on the rankings in each category, the software engineer rose to the top. He was attended by the actuary, the director of human resources, the dental hygienist and the financial planner.

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Apart from the lumberjack, CareerCast Rankings Dairy farmer, enlisted military soldier, oil rig worker, and worst-case journalist.

According to researchers, people in the lower categories earn an average income of $ 32,000 to $ 36,000 per year.

The people involved in these trades blame the “younger generation”.

“We still use paper and wood products, but these days kids prefer to play video games instead of working hard and getting their hands dirty,” said lumberjack Jake Rosa, according to the Los Angeles Times.

It’s the same story for newspapers, said Pennsylvania editor-in-chief David Campbell.

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“Today’s younger generation doesn’t seem to care about the news and, if they do, it’s more about celebrities and Hollywood and not what’s going on in their backyard.”

As for the best, software engineers earn a median income of over $ 88,000 with few physical demands in an industry with good prospects and little stress.

Lee’s advice? Higher education will play an increasing role in a secure future, he told the Tampa Bay Times.

“While it is true that some people are happy to wash dishes, serve tables or cut meat as part of their careers, job seekers who want to compete for the best jobs in the country must acquire a competitive advantage by expanding their knowledge and skills with a university education, ”he said.


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