Newspaper reporter: Number 184 and falling

Last year,'s ranking of the 200 best and worst jobs in America put "newspaper reporter" at number 140, with high stress levels and low income dragging it down relative to other fields.

That's grim enough--but's updated 2010 ranking is even more depressing. "Newspaper reporter" has now plummeted to number 184, one worse than "sailor" ("Performs any number of tasks involved in the operation of ships, boats, barges, or dredges") and one better than "stevedore" ("Loads and unloads cargo from vessels, routes cargo to proper locations").

The top five, fyi: actuary, software engineer, computer systems analyst, biologist, historian. Grad school, anyone?

(Via my Phoenix colleague David Bernstein.)

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