3-year-olds, 13-year-olds, and 30-year-olds seem to be worlds apart, but they often ask themselves the same question: "What will I be when I grow up?"
Of course, choosing a career means something quite different to children and adults. (For a 3-year-old, choosing a job is like daydreaming, while for a 30-year-old, choosing a new career probably means midlife crisis.) However, even toddlers understand that some jobs are just more satisfying than others.
Once a year, CareerCast.com capitalizes on this universal need for on-the-job happiness by ranking the top 200 jobs in America. This list is based on over 100 criteria, including each career's income, stress, and hiring outlook.
The results are in for 2011, along with good news for those skilled in math. Of the top 10 jobs in America, 7 require high-level math, with mathematician ranking as the #2 career in the country this year. Read more about the Top 10, or see the whole Top 200.