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
193. Garbage collector
194. Flight attendant
195. Head cook
197. Taxi driver
198. Enlisted military personnel
199. Newspaper reporter
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.