Best And Worst Jobs Of 2011
At 10:12 am on February 08, 2011
The job-search Web site CareerCast has listed the best and worst jobs of 2011.
This year's top job: software engineer--a job that involves the design and creation of software for everything from operating systems to cell phone "apps" to interactive games.
CareerCast notes that past top jobs, such as actuary, mathematician and accountant, have required the ability to work with numbers. This year, the site notes, "landing the year's best job requires not just skill with numbers, but a strong knowledge of computers too" as the emergence of specialized technologies creates new industries.
This year's top jobs--which include mathematician, actuary and statistician--offer a comfortable work environment, few intense physical demands, better than average income, a strong hiring outlook and relatively low stress.
The year's worst jobs, by contrast, offer a combination of backbreaking labor, dangerous (or deadly) work environments, low pay and poor employment prospects. These included roustabout, lumberjack, iron worker and roofer in the latest survey.
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