Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Do you want my job? Apparently, some folks do.
So, some poindexters did a study to figure out the best profession, and it turns out the answer is neither rock musician or porn star. According to this article in the Wall Street Journal, the best job is mathematician. The criteria used in this study were environment, income, employment outlook, physical demands and stress.
Using these same criteria, the worst job is lumberjack. This study totally ignores the fact that no one will ever try to sell more paper towels to lonely housewives by putting a mathematician on the label.
Also, no one will ever tell you, "I really like that new mathematician shirt you bought."
But, as it turns out, I'm a mathematician and I'm okay.