Dairy farming loses out to insurance in the job stakes

What do roustabouts, lumberjacks, ironworkers and dairy farmers have in common? They are the four least desirable of 200 occupations in the United States, according to an annual report prepared by CareerCast.com.

The job-finding company says the commonality for all four jobs is a less-than-ideal work environment, high physical demands, and an unimpressive income of around US$32,000 a year. On top of that, chances of finding a job in those fields are slim.

Better Farming - March 2010