18th best job in the US?

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Haven
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18th best job in the US?

Postby Haven » Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:52 pm

CNN Money recently published an article about the 100 best jobs in the US.

1. Systems Engineer
2. Physician Assistant
3. College Prof
4. Nurse Practitioner
5. IT Project Manager
6. CPA
7. Physical Therapist
8. Computer/Network Security Consultant
9. Intelligence Analyst
10. Sales Director
11. Anesthesiologist
12. Software Developer
13. Pharmacist
14. Occupational Therapist
15. Nurse Anesthetist
16. Software Project Manager
17. Business Analyst, IT
18. Attorney/Lawyer
19. Physician/General Practice
20. HR Manager


Attorney/Lawyer stats

"Pay
Median salary
(experienced) $115,000
Top pay $262,000

Opportunity
10-year job growth
(2006-2016) 11%

Total jobs
(current) 541,000
Online want ad growth
(April 2009-August 2009) 9%

Quality of life ratings
Personal satisfaction B
Job security B
Future growth B
Benefit to society B
Low stress C"


What do you think about this article? Do you think being a Lawyer should rank higher or lower on the list? Do you agree with the "Quality of Life" ratings?
Thanks for contributing if you havent worked in the legal field, but please make a note to say that in your response.

Article from: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bestjobs/2009/full_list/index.html

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randyn
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Re: 18th best job in the US?

Postby randyn » Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:52 pm

it should be #1

helvidius2010
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Re: 18th best job in the US?

Postby helvidius2010 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:19 pm

The difference between the haves and the have-nots in the legal field is too wide to neatly fit lawyers into such a ranking scheme.

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Re: 18th best job in the US?

Postby ruleser » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:24 pm

Dude, um, let's just say I don't quite agree with the list - CPA? Physical Therapist? Um, before lawyer? Negative - at least in my book. I couldn't do CPAish work (monotony) even if it paid more, which it doesn't. And PT? Good job, but... um...

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D. H2Oman
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Re: 18th best job in the US?

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:25 pm

The "Best job rankings" rank very highly on my list of most useless rankings.




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