Daily Archives: 10th January

Best and Worst Jobs 2011

CareerCast has released its 2011 list of the Best and Worst Jobs and scientists and engineers have come out pretty well:

  1. Software Engineer
  2. Mathematician
  3. Actuary
  4. Statistician
  5. Computer Systems Analyst
  6. Meteorologist
  7. Biologist
  8. Historian
  9. Audiologist
  10. Dental Hygenist

Within the top 50 and bottom 50 jobs, if you sort jobs by salary you get a slightly different list with an even better outlook for scientists:

  1. Pharmacist ($109k)
  2. Petroleum Engineer ($109k)
  3. Physicist ($106k)
  4. Astronomer ($105k)
  5. Financial Planner ($101k)
  6. Nuclear Engineer ($97k)
  7. Optometrist ($96k)
  8. Aerospace Engineer ($95k)
  9. Mathematician ($94k)
  10. Economist ($87k)

Jobs were ranked in terms of income, the physical and emotional environment experienced, the physical demands of the job and the outlook for the future in terms of employment and income growth.