Study: Actuary best job, roustabout worst in 2010

NEW YORK Tue Jan 5, 2010 6:10pm EST

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Being an actuary calculating statistics to determine probability and risk is the best job to have in 2010, while working on an oil rig as a roustabout is the worst position, according to a study released on Tuesday.

The following is a list of the 20 best jobs as well as the 20 worst jobs, with No. 1 on the second list being the worst, according to CareerCast.com, a job search site that analyzed 200 jobs in North America.

Best Jobs in 2010:

1. Actuary

2. Software engineer

3. Computer systems analyst

4. Biologist

5. Historian

6. Mathematician

7. Paralegal assistant

8. Statistician

9. Accountant

10. Dental hygienist

11. Philosopher

12. Meteorologist

13. Technical writer

14. Bank officer

15. Web developer

16. Industrial engineer

17. Financial planner

18. Aerospace engineer

19. Pharmacist

20. Medical records technician

Worst Jobs in 2010:

1. Roustabout

2. Lumberjack

3. Ironworker

4. Dairy farmer

5 Welder

6. Garbage collector

7. Taxi driver

8. Construction worker/laborer

9. Meter reader

10. Mail carrier

11. Butcher

12. Photojournalist

13. Firefighter

14. Sheet metal worker

15. Emergency medical technician

16. Stevedore

17. Reporter (newspaper)

18. Sailor

19. Machinist

20. Choreographer

(Editing by Eric Walsh)

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