Popular career website ranks best, worst jobs

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EAGAN, Minn. - A new study by a popular career website ranks the best and the worst of jobs based on criteria such as stress, pay and hiring outlook.

Lynn Carroll is an actuary, who works for Actuarial Advisors, Inc. An actuary is a business professional who deals with the financial impact of risk and uncertainty.

She agrees that it's a great job, in part because of the flexibility it offers, allowing her to work from home rather than going to the company's office in downtown Minneapolis.

"I think it's the best job," Carroll said.

CareerCast.com agreed ranking "actuary" as the number one best job based on work environment, stress and hiring outlook.

Joining Carroll in the top five are: biomedical engineer, software engineer, audiologist and financial planner.

What made the worst list? The bottom five were dairy farmer, oil rig worker, actor, military personnel, lumber jack and last but not least, newspaper reporters because of the high stress and low pay.

While we can't all be No. 1 like actuaries, we can find comfort in knowing that despite what a survey says all that matters is that we love what we do.

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