Is There a Job Worse Than Being a Newspaper Reporter?

Well, yes, it turns out there is. A lumberjack for one. Apologies to Monty Python, but no, being a lumberjack is not OK.

CareerCast today unveiled its 2014 Jobs Rated report, and, as you can imagine, we’re pretty darn happy here at Seattle Weekly after learning that being a newspaper reporter is at least better than working as a lumberjack. That’s right, a logger finished last at No. 200, while we journalists moved up – to 199.

“When I was a young boy, I dreamed of being a journalist, but I knew dreams for that kind of work were about the 199th best I could do,” said Weekly staff writer Matt Driscoll. “So I’m not surprised.

“I just thank god I’m not a lumberjack.”

Finishing in the bottom 10 were:

191. Corrections officer

192. Firefighter

193. Garbage collector

194. Flight attendant

195. Head cook

196. Broadcaster

197. Taxi driver

198. Enlisted military personnel

199. Newspaper reporter

200. Lumberjack

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 9 percent drop in logging positions by 2022, and a 13 percent decline in reporters.

CareerCast Top Ten Jobs:

Mathematician; tenured university professor; statistician; actuary; audiologist; dental hygienist; software engineer; computer systems analyst; occupational therapist; and speech pathologist.

 
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