Victory is ours!

Via Cosmic Variance, JobsRated.com has put out a ranking of 200 jobs and can tell us what the best ones are.  Guess who won? Mathematicians.  Physicists came in at a lowly 13.

Ok…so the methodology isn’t perfect.  But still, I’ve got to get some validation from somewhere while waiting to hear back about fellowships…

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Charles Siegel is currently a postdoc at Kavli IPMU in Japan. He works on the geometry of the moduli space of curves.
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4 Responses to Victory is ours!

  1. Tyler says:

    Do you find it odd that “Philosopher” ranks at 12? I mean, as a job. Is it even a job in the first place? “Professor of Philosophy,” or something along those lines, seems like a job to me in the same way “Mathematican” does. But just plain “philosopher,” as they describe it?
    Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that philosophy isn’t a valid and important practice. I’m just confused about why it’s the 12th best job in the world?

  2. I think they mean professor of philosophy. Also, the methodology definitely seems to skew academic jobs to the top, partly due to the lack of manual labor.

  3. As I mentioned in my post on the subject, I’m almost certain they’re using “mathematician” to include non-academic mathematicians.

  4. notedscholar says:

    But you have to know what the assumed values were. Maybe it’s the best job where best = boring!

    Just kidding there, but you get the point. Other bloggers have pointed out something similar. Their criteria were, in the words of one blogger, “arbitrary.”

    NS

    http://sciencedefeated.wordpress.com/

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