The 10 Best (And Worst) Jobs In 2014 (Or Why You Should Study Math More Betterer)

Forget well-roundedness... if you really want to get on in this world... study math betterer is the clear message from CareerCast.com's rankings of the best and worst jobs in America. As WSJ reports, it’s no secret that quantitative skills are in high demand on the job market; and as one analytics recruiter noted: workers who can’t crunch numbers may ultimately face a "permanent pink slip." Mathematician is the 'best occupation' in 2014 according to their report and Lumberjack the worst (with Newspaper reporter second worst).

 

 

Via WSJ,

Below are the best and worst jobs of 2014, according to CareerCast.com. Click here for the full rankings and here for details on the methodology.

Best Jobs of 2014 / Midlevel Income

1. Mathematician / $101,360
2. Tenured University Professor / $68,970
3. Statistician /$75,560
4. Actuary / $93,680
5. Audiologist / $69,720
6. Dental Hygienist / $70,210
7. Software Engineer / $93,350
8. Computer Systems Analyst / $79,680
9. Occupational Therapist /$75,400
10.Speech Pathologist / $69,870

Worst Jobs of 2014 / Midlevel Income

200. Lumberjack/ $24,340
199. Newspaper Reporter / $37,090
198. Enlisted Military Personnel / $28,840
197. Taxi Driver / $22,820
196. Broadcaster / $55,380
195. Head Cook / $42,480
194. Flight Attendant $37,240
193. Garbage Collector / $22,970
192. Firefighter / $45,250
191. Corrections Officer / $38,970

 

The outlook for some jobs are so bleak that they weren’t included on this year’s list. Among the occupations consigned to the dustbin are bricklayer, typist/word processor, and stationary engineer automobile assembler.

 

Or there's always modeling...

 

Or living off the government in a nation where work is punished...

As quantitied, and explained by Alexander, "the single mom is better off earnings gross income of $29,000 with $57,327 in net income & benefits than to earn gross income of $69,000 with net income and benefits of $57,045."