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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Jealousy

The WSJ has published a list of the 200 best jobs (htp: Paddington). This should stimulate about 5 of the Seven Deadly Sins. Some surprises - e.g. a teaching assistant is 21 places above a teacher - though I do know a teacher who gave up to become an assistant. Find where you are in the pecking order - happy seething!

01. Mathematician
02. Actuary
03. Statistician
04. Biologist
05. Software Engineer
06. Computer Systems Analyst
07. Historian
08. Sociologist
09. Industrial Designer
10. Accountant
11. Economist
12. Philosopher
13. Physicist
14. Parole Officer
15. Meteorologist
16. Medical Laboratory Technician
17. Paralegal Assistant
18. Computer Programmer
19. Motion Picture Editor
20. Astronomer
21. Petroleum Engineer
22. Insurance Underwriter
23. Web Developer
24. Physiologist
25. Bank Officer
26. Architectural Drafter
27. Broadcast Technician
28. Stenographer/Court Reporter
29. Medical Secretary
30. Geologist
31. Publication Editor
32. Vocational Counselor
33. Aerospace Engineer
34. Jeweler
35. Dental Laboratory Technician
36. Electrical Technician
37. Musical Instrument Repairer
38. Audiologist
39. Bookkeeper
40. Anthropologist
41. Nuclear Engineer
42. Medical Records Technician
43. Librarian
44. Market Research Analyst
45. Dental Hygienist
46. Purchasing Agent
47. Set Designer
48. School Principal
49. Industrial Engineer
50. Medical Technologist
51. Archeologist
52. Tax Examiner/Collector
53. Dietitian
54. Typist/Word Processor
55. Chiropractor
56. Hotel Manager
57. Chemist
58. Personnel Recruiter
59. Psychologist
60. Technical Writer
61. Occupational Therapist
62. Electrical Engineer
63. Optometrist
64. Speech Pathologist
65. Financial Planner
66. Museum Curator
67. Zoologist
68. Pharmacist
69. Judge (Federal)
70. Clergy
71. Civil Engineer
72. Office Machine Repairer
73. Social Worker
74. Mechanical Engineer
75. Newscaster
76. Piano Tuner
77. Industrial Machine Repairer
78. Flight Attendant
79. Advertising Account Executive
80. Artist (Fine Art)
81. Telephone Installer/Repairer
82. Attorney
83. Bookbinder
84. Stockbroker
85. Communications Equipment Mechanic
86. Appliance Repairer
87. Fashion Designer
88. Corporate Executive (Senior)
89. Occupational Safety/Health Inspector
90. Photographic Process Worker
91. Podiatrist
92. Optician
93. Author
94. Cosmetologist
95. Computer Service Technician
96. Insurance Agent
97. Compositor/Typesetter
98. Engineering Technician
99. Architect
100. Psychiatrist
101. Dentist
102. Agricultural Scientist
103. Orthodontist
104. Automobile Assembler
105. Barber
106. Teacher's Aide
107. Bank Teller
108. Disc Jockey
109. Construction Foreman
110. Cashier
111. Physical Therapist
112. Public Relations Executive
113. Precision Assembler
114. Receptionist
115. Telephone Operator
116. Airplane Pilot
117. Conservationist
118. Sewage Plant Operator
119. Railroad Conductor
120. Sales Representative (Wholesale)
121. Real Estate Agent
122. Shoe Maker/Repairer
123. Veterinarian
124. Forklift Operator
125. Photographer
126. Vending Machine Repairer
127. Teacher
128. Buyer
129. Electrical Equipment Repairer
130. Shipping/Receiving Clerk
131. Recreation Worker
132. Furniture Upholsterer
133. Advertising Salesperson
134. Construction Machinery Operator
135. Respiratory Therapist
136. Farmer
137. Surveyor
138. Heating/Refrigeration Mechanic
139. Tool-And-Die Maker
140. Reporter (Newspaper)
141. Janitor
142. Physician (General Practice)
143. Nurse (Registered)
144. Plumber
145. Carpet/Tile Installer
146. Physician Assistant
147. Electrician
148. Dressmaker
149. Guard
150. Highway Patrol Officer
151. Drill-Press Operator
152. Travel Agent
153. Automobile Body Repairer
154. Waiter/Waitress
155. Machine Tool Operator
156. Surgeon
157. Aircraft Mechanic
158. Truck Driver
159. Salesperson (Retail)
160. Glazier
161. Choreographer
162. Chauffeur
163. Bartender
164. Undertaker
165. Machinist
166. Bus Driver
167. Photojournalist
168. Correction Officer
169. Maid
170. Actor
171. Drywall Applicator/Finisher
172. Plasterer
173. Nurse's Aide
174. Police Officer
175. Stevedore
176. Carpenter
177. Stationary Engineer
178. Dishwasher
179. Meter Reader
180. Bricklayer
181. Firefighter
182. Child Care Worker
183. Painter
184. Nurse (Licensed Practical)
185. Nuclear Decontamination Technician
186. Butcher
187. Automobile Mechanic
188. Sheet Metal Worker
189. Mail Carrier
190. Construction Worker (Laborer)
191. Ironworker
192. Roustabout
193. Welder
194. Garbage Collector
195. Roofer
196. Emergency Medical Technician
197. Seaman
198. Taxi Driver
199. Dairy Farmer
200. Lumberjack

9 comments:

CherryPie said...

Mmmm! I don't exist!!! But there again I am happy, does that count?

OldSouth said...

Oops!! Didn't even make it to lumberjack status.

Golly, better start my studies to be a parole officer...

Nomad said...

As above - me neither. I wonder what I did with my life...

Sebastian Weetabix said...

what the hell is a roustabout?

sobers said...

A roustabout works on oil wells/rigs. Dangerous occupation.

This list is nuts if you ask me. It gives much too much weight for money, and none for the fact that people are different. I'd much rather be a lumberjack, low money and danger included, than a sociologist. Plus I'd actually be helping society rather than hindering it.

I'll give you dairy farming is the pits - loads of cow sh1t, you smell of silage, which stinks, and cows need milking 365 days a year, twice a day. You NEVER get a break. I know people working in that industry that haven't had time off in YEARS. Your whole life just passes by, looking at cow's udders.

Sackerson said...

CherryPie - yes, now reveal your secret!

OS, Nomad: it's good to be under the radar.

Sobers: thanks for that, I thought it meant the same as a club bouncer.

Paddington said...

All I know is that, for once, I'm at the top of a good list.

Anonymous said...

- is this in reverse order? Or some kind of a joke, or super-ironic onion-esque satire?

FWIW I am (currently, or have been)

1,3,5,6,11,12,13,18

and yes, ... my life is crap. So much for "self-actualisation through work".

- where is "investment banker" "hedge fund manager" "porn star" "teenage idiot who can kick a ball straight" in this list?

Friday nite - time to crack out the Tesco Economy Lager and the Pot Noodle!!

regards

penniless intellectual
the garret
shit street
up-the-creek-shire
unthank

Sackerson said...

Would that be Newtown Unthank in Leicestershire? And Pot Noodle: you're a braver man than I am. Never mind, remember the Bible says, "Prove all; hold fast to that which is good" - so keep trying other things - which may not be to do with jobs.