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What makes a job a good one or a bad one? It all depends on individual preferences. For instance, if you like to manipulate numbers, stay far away from people and work in a warm, dry place, and you may be happy as a clam employed as a mathematician of some sort.

On the other hand, if you enjoy being fairly well educated, but relatively poor, dealing with constant unforgiving deadlines and interacting with all sorts of fascinating folks, you’d best become a journalist.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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