October 6, 1991
The survey on "Status Jobs" is obviously flawed. Missing from the list of "most prestigious" are the highest paid and most widely admired jobs in this country: professional athletes, pop-music performers, TV personalities and movie stars. Were these occupations intentionally omitted from the survey? Had they been included, they surely would have ranked in the 90 to 100 range, well above physicians, college presidents and the like. Sam Councilman Long Beach
May 8, 2012 |
How do we appropriately express just how unpopular California has become with businesses? It's like Brussels sprouts to a kid, John Travolta among masseurs, the Clippers in Memphis … you get the idea. The latest Golden State basher? A survey of more than 6,000 small businesses from Thumbtack.com and the nonprofit Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which gave California (along with Hawaii, Vermont and Rhode Island) an F grade for friendliness. Idaho, Texas, Oklahoma and Utah scored A-pluses.
July 28, 1995 |
Like a ghost visiting a ghost town, Joe Kovach has returned. On a cloudy morning, he rides up to the seventh floor of the old Daily News building in Manhattan and wanders through the abandoned city room of a newspaper he helped run for 25 years. The silence is painful. Once, the place rattled and hummed, a nerve center wired into the heartbeat of New York. Now it's just empty space--58,000 square feet of memories.
September 15, 1997 |
What do manicurists, amusement park attendants and computer engineers have in common? They are among occupations Bureau of Labor Statistics' economists project to grow the fastest between 1994 and 2005. These fields, together with occupations expected to see the largest numerical gain in jobs, are dominated by professional positions and those in service industries. As a share of total nonfarm employment, services sector jobs accounted for 21.4% in 1983, increasing to 27.2% in 1994.
June 26, 1988
Boy, have times changed. The romance of the sea and the adventure of the rugged frontier are now just distant, faded memories. In fact, according to "The Jobs Rated Almanac," seaman and cowboy, occupations that were once the backbone of our nation, rank near the bottom of the list in terms of job satisfaction and desirability. ("Book Rates Actuary as No. 1 Job," May 19.) On the other hand, jobs such as actuary, computer programmer and statistician rank at or near the top of the list.
October 28, 2003 |
If you're looking to be around for a while, working outdoors may not be the ticket to longevity. The three most dangerous jobs in the U.S. are wilderness occupations. Ranking one, two and three on the list are lumberjacking, commercial fishing and bush piloting in Alaska. According to figures compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 118 loggers were killed last year and 71 commercial fishermen died on the job.
July 30, 2006
A Top 10 list of workers by occupation who can't afford California homes was compiled recently by the Rural Community Assistance Corp. Based on income figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and California Assn. of Realtors home prices, the nonprofit ranked occupations that have incomes that make it tough to qualify for the mortgage needed for a median-priced home.
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January 28, 1998
Most educators and business leaders agree that merely graduation from high school today is not enough to ensure economic success. To get a good job, students need at least a two- or four-year college degree. The U.S. Department of Education says that a college education will help students get and keep a better job, especially in an era when even a factory worker may need to be computer-savvy. A college degree also translates into higher earnings.
May 15, 1988 |
You're 18 years old, ambitious and ready to prepare for a career. Or maybe you're 30ish, sick of your current job and looking for something new. In either case, lots of lines of work sound interesting, but slaving away in a dead-end industry just won't cut it. You want something that's going to be hot, where the job security or the chances for promotions and pay increases are good. So what it comes down to is this: What fields are about to boom?
June 24, 1996 |
You can build corporate home pages on the Internet or sling hash at the local deli. You can set strategy as a top corporate executive or clean the floors of the office building at night. These are the kinds of dramatically divergent career paths that lie ahead for graduates in today's split-level economy. Mom was right: If you want to make money, go to college.