So those computer geeks in high school had it right after all.
According to a recently published list of best and worst jobs of 2012 by CareerCast.com, software engineer ranked No. 1 for the second year in a row.
While the job itself is in high demand, it also pays well, with a midrange income of $88,142 and very little in the way of danger.
But the Top 10 list is, well, pretty interesting. Let me just say, these aren’t the most glamourous jobs:
1. Software engineer
3. Human resources manager
4. Dental hygienist
5. Financial planner
7. Occupational therapist
8. Online advertising manager
9. Computer systems analyst
What? No travel writer? (Technical writer was at No. 37, higher than fashion designer, which was listed at No. 133 and actor at No. 178.)
Novelist, chef, professor, wedding planner, dessert taster, blogger, pope — none of these careers even made the list.
The worst job? Lumberjack, which pays $32,114 on average and has a high unemployment rate. Not to mention you could get injured, maimed or die on the job.
Newspaper reporter made the Top 5 worst jobs at No. 196 (out of 200). It ranked higher than maid, at No. 182.
That means I’ve made some pretty bad career choices.
I wonder if it’s too late to learn C++…