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THE BEST JOBS

Associated Press

Here is a list of the top 10 and bottom 10 of 250 American jobs as rated by “The Jobs Rated Almanac.”

The ratings were based on the following six criteria:

Salary--entry level, average median and advanced income earning potential.

Stress--life or death situations, immutable deadlines, problem solving and competitiveness.

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Work Environment--average work week by hours, job hazards, outdoors versus indoors, working conditions and job duties.

Outlook--promotion levels, seasonality, employment growth and decline, unemployment rates.

Security--occupational growth, unionization, competitiveness, hazard levels and critical responsibilities.

Physical Demands--type and degree of physical activity, stamina required and overtime.

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TOP 10

1. Actuary

2. Computer programmer

3. Computer systems analyst

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4. Mathematician

5. Statistician

6. Hospital administrator

7. Industrial engineer

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8. Physicist

9. Astrologer

10. Paralegal

BOTTOM 10

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241. Football player (NFL)

242. Cowboy

243. Lumberjack

244. Roustabout

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245. Dairy farmer

246. Seaman

247. Roofer

248. Construction worker

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249. Fisherman

250. Migrant farm worker


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