The Best Job of 2013 — And a Ranking of the Rest (Wall Street Journal)


Ready for a mid-life career change? According to a new survey on, the actuary ranks as the best job of 2013, beating biomedical engineers (no. 2) and software engineers (no. 3). By using the Bureau of Labor Statistics and five important criteria (physical demands, work environment, income, stress and hiring outlook), CareerCast managed to rank 200 jobs from best to worst, with newspaper reporter and lumberjack considered the worst jobs of 2013. Read more about the attractions of being an actuary here. 

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