19 February 2009

I Speak Numbers

Today as I was reading through the ams.org website (American Mathematical Society)... You know just keeping up to date with the Math world :) ... I came across an article that said "Top Job in America: Mathematician" with a link to an article done by the Wall Street Journal. I followed the link and found this chart...

The Best and Worst Jobs

Of 200 Jobs studied, these came out on top -- and at the bottom:

The BestThe Worst
1. Mathematician200. Lumberjack
2. Actuary199. Dairy Farmer
3. Statistician198. Taxi Driver
4. Biologist197. Seaman
5. Software Engineer196. EMT
6. Computer Systems Analyst195. Roofer
7. Historian194. Garbage Collector
8. Sociologist193. Welder
9. Industrial Designer192. Roustabout
10. Accountant191. Ironworker
11. Economist190. Construction Worker
12. Philosopher189. Mail Carrier
13. Physicist188. Sheet Metal Worker
14. Parole Officer187. Auto Mechanic
15. Meteorologist186. Butcher
16. Medical Laboratory Technician185. Nuclear Decontamination Tech
17. Paralegal Assistant184. Nurse (LN)
18. Computer Programmer183. Painter
19. Motion Picture Editor182. Child Care Worker
20. Astronomer181. Firefighter

Naturally, I was quite pleased when I saw it because, Mathematician was at the top!!! There was also an article that went with it. If you are interested in reading it click HERE for the link.
This may have made my day! ... I guess we will have to see if any thing can attempt to top this!


Caiti said...

Nerd :)

P.S. my word verification was "radjupe"....what the?? That sounds like some random slang. Like, that was some rad jupe, man!

marissa89 said...

You would!