Software Engineers have the best job in the world

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London, Apr 12: The news surely comes as an icing on the cake for software engineers whose job looks the most stressful, as theirs is listed as the best job of 2012, while Lumberjack has been named as the worst job of the year, according to, a job search site.

The website has come out with a list of the best, worst and the most stressful jobs of 2012.

"Unemployment for lumberjacks is very high, and the demand for their services is expected to continue to fall through 2016. And while working outside all day may seem like a great job perk, being a lumberjack not only is considered the worst job, but also one of the world’s most dangerous," according to

Following is the list of jobs categorised by based on their merit:

Best Jobs of 2012:

  1. Software Engineer
  2. Actuary
  3. Human Resources Manager
  4. Dental Hygienist
  5. Financial Planner
  6. Audiologist
  7. Occupational Therapist
  8. Online Advertising Manager
  9. Computer Systems Analyst
  10. Mathematician

Worst Jobs of 2012:

  1. Lumberjack
  2. Dairy Farmer
  3. Enlisted Military Soldier
  4. Oil Rig Worker
  5. Reporter (Newspaper)
  6. Waiter/Waitress
  7. Meter Reader
  8. Dishwasher
  9. Butcher
  10. Broadcaster

Most Stressful Jobs of 2012:

  1. Enlisted Soldier
  2. Firefighter
  3. Airline Pilot
  4. Military General
  5. Police Officer
  6. Event Coordinator
  7. Public Relations Executive
  8. Corporate Executive (Senior)
  9. Photojournalist
  10. Taxi Driver

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