Congratulations farmers! You have chosen to work in one of the worst careers of the year!!
Of course that depends on who you ask but according to CareerCast.com, a career website, your job on the farm ranks the 190th worst job of the year.
The site ranked 200 jobs from best to worst based on five criteria: physical demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook. To compile its list, the firm primarily used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government agencies.
At first this infuriated me. How dare they say that one of the noblest jobs I have worked, and have covered hundreds of others doing, is among the worst! Then I took a second look at the criteria and you know what, maybe they’re right.
As far as jobs that have physical demands, farming takes top honors. That is what has built the character of the hardest working people in the nation.