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Old 01-02-2008, 02:36 PM
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But being a Pedicurist came in at #28

30 Top Jobs of 2008
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:45 PM
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you forgot the top most dangerous jobs

"Nearly half of all fatal work injuries occurred among workers who drive or move material around for a living. Truck drivers, forklift operators, trash collectors, and cabbies are all part of this group. Construction workers had 9 percent more fatalities. Of these, roofers recorded 94 deaths, a sharp increase from the 55 they incurred the year before.
The highest rates of fatal injuries -- the most per worker employed -- occurred among loggers, pilots, and fishermen.
Loggers recorded 85 fatalities in 2004, a rate of 92.4 deaths for every 100,000 workers, more than 22 times the rate among all workers. Loggers deal with tremendous weights when they fell trees and it's not always possible to know exactly where a tree will fall or when. Too, they often work on steep hillsides, in poor weather, and in a hurry.
Aircraft pilots matched that death rate of 92.4 and 109 of them died on the job. Many of these were in the general aviation category, small aircraft manned by bush pilots, air-taxi pilots, and crop-dusters. Their equipment can be old and the maintenance less stringent than among the big airlines, adding to the danger.
The fishing industry is a perennial leader as measured by death rate and 2004 was no different; 38 fishermen died, a rate of 86.4 per 100,000. Drowning is the most common cause of death in this industry, but fishermen also suffer from fatal accidents in handling some of the heavy equipment that the modern fisheries employ."

according to http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/26/pf/jobs_jeopardy/
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:23 PM
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I guess this all depends on how you define "Top Job." For example, one of my criteria is "does not require proximity to other people's feet."
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:57 PM
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Mommy when I grow up I want to fondle stranger's feet and scrape toe jam and corns off their feel.
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:38 PM
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From the article:

"Interested in getting in on the new job action this year? Here are the 30 fastest-growing growing occupations for 2006-2016, according to the BLS."

Doesn't look like they took desirability of any sort into consideration for this list, just growth.
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:11 PM
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MSN the other day had "glamorous jobs" article; airline pilot, investment banker, fashion designer, surgeon, and I think one other that escapes me right thru here...

I guess it changes day to day....
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Thats a sweet photo Herc. Very original
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:25 PM
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Thanks..I was doing "follow me at Baghdad International 4 years ago and got this shot while I was driving. I was pretty surprised how well it turned out.
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