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Both the Best of Jobs and the Worst of Jobs

Careers in science include some of both the best and worst jobs, according to the New Scientist. In discussing job rankings from the Carlsbad, Calif.-based firm CareerCast — which consider "stress, physical demands, hazardous or unpleasant working environments," among other factors associated with chosen careers — the New Scientist says that "eight of the top 10 spots, including mathematicians, statisticians and biologists, are scientists or their ilk," adding that 17 of the 30 science and engineering jobs appear in the top 50 of the 200 jobs ranked by CareerCast. Agricultural science jobs, however, appear at position 119 "because of physical demands ... [and] poor job prospects," the New Scientist notes. Zen Faulkes at NeuroDojo points out that the job title "biologist" ranks seventh overall in the CareerCast list.

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