Best Jobs of 2014

I came across this article on the Wall Street Journal detailing the best jobs of 2014.

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Here are the rankings:

Best Jobs of 2014:

  1. Mathematician/ $101,630
  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 / $75,400
  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

My job didn’t actually make the list. Software engineer has been at the top of the list for many years now. I’m not sure why I didn’t go through with a software engineering degree. I studied computer science in high school. 3 bloody years of Java! By the time I finished my 3rd year I was burned out, so I quit. I wish I could tell old self to keep on going with the program, because it will pay off. I’m not exactly bad off now, but software engineers are in such hot demand! Lesson learned if you think something is hard, don’t quit, especially if there is demand for employment!

Thoughts? Does your career fall in the top ten list? What do you think?

 

Source: Wall Street Journal

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