The five best and worst jobs ranked in various categories, according to the "Jobs Rated Almanac" by Les Krantz (Barricade Books, 333 pages, $14.95):

Best overall job:

No. 1 — Biologist

No. 2 — Actuary

No. 3 — Financial planner

No. 4 — Computer systems analyst

No. 5 — Accountant

Worst overall job:

No. 246 — Seaman

No. 247 — Ironworker

No. 248 — Cowboy

No. 249 — Fisherman

No. 250 — Lumberjack

Best income:

No. 1 — NBA basketball player ($4,637,825)

No. 2 — Major League Baseball player ($1,954,400)

No. 3 — NFL football player ($1,836,460)

No. 4 — Race car driver ($508,569)

No. 5 — President of the United States ($400,000)

Worst income:

No. 246 (tie) — Child care worker ($17,077)

No. 246 (tie)— Maid ($17,077)

No. 248 — Waiter/Waitress ($16,083)

No. 249 — Catholic priest ($16,079)

No. 250 — Dishwasher ($16,046)