"...jobs at the top of the study's list include actuary, statistician, biologist, software engineer and computer-systems analyst, historian and sociologist.
"Mark Nord is a sociologist working for the Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service in Washington, D.C. He studies hunger in American households and writes research reports about his findings. 'The best part of the job is the sense that I'm making some contribution to good policy making,' he says. 'The kind of stuff that I crank out gets picked up by advocacy organizations, media and policy officials.'
"The study estimates sociologists earn $63,195, though Mr. Nord, 62, says his income is about double that amount. He says he isn't surprised by the findings because his job generates little stress and he works a steady 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. schedule. 'It's all done at the computer at my desk,' he says. 'The main occupational hazard is carpal tunnel syndrome.'"
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
i unintentionally did good.
According to this article from the Wall Street Journal, being a sociologist is one of the best jobs to have. Does this mean anything? Probably not.