Tuesday, January 13, 2009

apparently i have "the best job in the u.s." ...

... at least, according to the wall street journal:

Doing the Math to Find the Good Jobs
Mathematicians Land Top Spot
in New Ranking of Best and Worst Occupations in the U.S.

By Sarah E. Needleman

an excerpt:

Nineteen years ago, Jennifer Courter set out on a career path that has since provided her with a steady stream of lucrative, low-stress jobs. Now, her occupation -- mathematician -- has landed at the top spot on a new study ranking the best and worst jobs in the U.S.

among the reasons why:

The study also considers pay, which was determined by measuring each job's median income and growth potential. Mathematicians' annual income was pegged at $94,160, but Ms. Courter, 38, says her salary exceeds that amount.

so i think, again, they mean applied mathematicians, which is fine: they are mathematicians too. myself, i don't mind my job as a theorist / researcher / teacher ..

.. but i do wish i were better at my job. \-:

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