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How that Top 200 Jobs List Got It All Wrong

So I suppose you have seen that ranking of 200 jobs, when it comes to work environment, stress level, and hiring outlook. According to Careercast.com, actuary is #1, and newspaper reporter is #200.

Where does radio personality come in? It took awhile for me to click through the list of jobs, at 20 per page. Hey!  There I am, at #179--Disc Jockey.  Job description: Selects and plays records or tapes; comments on areas of interest to a particular radio audience.

Wait, that can't be me. I haven't played a record or tape in years. This is downright crazy, my job can't rank even LOWER than that? Can it?

Oh here it is, at #185--Broadcaster.  This job description fits more closely. Prepares and delivers news and related presentations over the air on radio and television.  Yep, that's me.  15 away from the bottom of the list.

Now that's just silly!  My work environment is great!  Who wouldn't like to be trapped in a tiny room with Jonathan Suttin at the crack of dawn? And stress?  "Oh my goodness...I just had ten seconds of dead air! Think of the ramifications!" (Okay I do admit I get a little freaked out when I push a wrong button or something when I'm on the air, but I get over it quickly.)

So in conclusion, especially if you are one of my supervisors, I really really love my job. The work environment is pleasant, and the stress is low.   I wouldn't mind hanging on to it for another couple decades.

Because from what I understand the hiring outlook is not that good.



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