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    and the best job in the US is...

    ...yes, you guessed it - Software engineer.

    There is an interesting spread in the MAY 2006 Money magazine. It shows the 50 best jobs in the US and describes the top ten. There were many issues taken into account when making the list but the main ones were (with scores for software engineer):

    Stress : B
    Flexibility : B
    creativity: A
    Ease of entry : C
    average pay: $80,500
    10 yearth growth: 46%
    annual job oppenings: 44,800

    I actually was blown away - I would rate it in the bottom 50! but thats just me I guess. And I'm prety sure many of you will be pretty psyched to find out about it.

    What I was very happy about is the second best job - college professor! woot! with 95,300 annual job opennings.

    here is the rest 3-10

    3. financial adviser
    4. human resources manager
    5. physicians assistant
    6. market research analyst
    7. computer/IT analyst
    8. real estate appraiser
    9. pharmacist
    10. psychologist

    all these jobs avarage in pay over $50K and all have at least 10K annual openings.

    Discuss.

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    I think i read that same article, don't remember where though.

    Im happy about the top two, both my interests

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermi3
    link?
    so you're actually gonna make me look for it....ooooook

    http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bestjobs/

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    I wish they published a formula for these ranking things

    My opinion for top 3:

    1)Human Resources Manager
    2)Computer IT analyst
    3)Financial adviser

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    >>I wish they published a formula for these ranking things

    they do - in the magazine.

    With that said, these rankings are based on a formula, and we all know that it is individual opinion that really matters. Out of Madcow's top three I would only place HR manager in my top 20.

    My top five are:

    1. college prof
    2. writer
    3. national park ranger
    4. photographer
    5. website designer

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    1. Slacker with extremely rich folks.
    2. Slacker with mildly rich folks.
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    Where do I apply, Sly??
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