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Are These the Best Jobs in America?

Are These the Best Jobs in America?

March 11, 2010

Here’s an interesting chart purporting to show the “Best Jobs in America.” Predictably, lots of jobs in information technology and medical services make the list.

But one failing of this chart is that it ignores the costs and risks involved in actually landing these jobs. Being an anesthesiologist, for example, requires that you go to medical school and assume a six-figure debt. And trying to get a job as a tenured “college professor” is extremely treacherous right now, to say nothing of the requirements of a PhD program.

It would be interesting to see a “best jobs” chart with these liabilities factored in. And it might make sense to add some measure of the social value of the jobs, too.

Via Boing Boing