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Newspaper Reporter Now Only Second Worst Career

Good news, newspaper reporters of the nation, your job is now only the second worst career choice a person could make. CareerCast’s annual survey of the top 200 jobs placed newspaper journalist at 199, barely edging out lumberjack, at 200. In last year’s survey, newspaper journalist was ranked dead last.

The best job, according to the report, is mathematician. We don’t know how doing math for a living is better than reporting, but hey, you can’t argue with the supreme authority that is CareerCast.

Here are some other jobs that are supposedly better than newspaper reporter:

  • Appliance repair person (#73). The Maytag Man? C’mon.
  • Zoologist (#91). Cleaning chimpanzee poop is probably better than having to quote anonymous sources.
  • Dishwasher (#124). We think CareerCast is just trying to be mean here.
  • Meter Reader (#183). Yeah, this is just getting downright rude.

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