Monday, January 12, 2009

Computational Biologists bring together some of the "best jobs" in the US

Check out the WSJ article on "The Best and Worst Jobs in the U.S. - WSJ.com"

The top 5 are
1. Mathematician
2. Actuary
3. Statistician
4. Biologist
5. Software Engineer

Seems like I know a fair # of people who combine #1, #3, #4 and #5 although rarely in equal amounts. I am not sure if anyone out there combines all of the top 5 but there must be some scientist/actuaries doing this computational biology right? Seems like a pretty strange list to me in some ways, but I must say, being a mathematically inclined computational biologist is pretty fun. Now if I only knew statistics ...

Hat tip to Lior Pachter for posting this to Facebook where I found it.

4 comments:

  1. A statistical analysis performed by mathematicians showed that the best jobs in the country are held by mathematicians and statisticians? Shocked, I'm shocked. What an amazing coincidence.

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  2. Fine Fine Fine. And it is an amazing coincidence that I would write about this as opposed to the other "best jobs" lists that have seen, such as those for which a higher education is not useful?

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  3. Hmm 'parole officer' comes in at number 14, and 'motion picture editor' at 19?

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  4. That is b/c all parole officers now are ALSO motion picture editors.

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