Top jobs in 2010 - MoneySense

Top jobs in 2010

Actuarial work is your best bet for employment this year.


If you’ve been laid off this year, you’re trying to figure out what to do next? Why not become an actuary? Or a software engineer? According to a report by CareerCast, these two jobs are the best gigs you can have in 2010. Actuaries ranked number one for job’s low physical demands and stress levels, but most importantly, it’s steady employment in these uncertain times.

Whatever you do, don’t take on what CareerCast says is the worst job in 2010 — a roustabout (someone who performs physical labour on oil rigs). It’s stressful, hard on the body and, with a starting salary of $31,000, there’s no payoff for all the hard work.