The Wall Street Journal has an article Doing the Math to Find the Good Jobs. There is good news for seaman. A seaman's job is better then Loggers, Dairy farmers, and Taxi Drivers. Of 200 jobs listed, seaman come in at 197.
Here is the the top and bottom ten:
|The Best||The Worst|
|1. Mathematician||200. Lumberjack|
|2. Actuary||199. Dairy Farmer|
|3. Statistician||198. Taxi Driver|
|4. Biologist||197. Seaman|
|5. Software Engineer||196. EMT|
|6. Computer Systems Analyst||195. Roofer|
|7. Historian||194. Garbage Collector|
|8. Sociologist||193. Welder|
|9. Industrial Designer||192. Roustabout|
|10. Accountant||191. Ironworker|
From the article:
"The study ... evaluates 200 professions to determine the best and worst according to five criteria inherent to every job: environment, income, employment outlook, physical demands and stress."I recall seeing a similar article a couple of years ago, loggers were at the bottom of that list as well. The reporter interviewed a logger and asked him what he though about being on the bottom of the list. His reply was something along the lines of "I was always told that if you weren't a logger you weren't nothing". That's my attitude as well, if you ain't a seaman you ain't nothing.
Found at The Edge of American West