I have the worst job in the world.
No, seriously. It's a fact, according to the nice folks over at CareerCast.com, an online job search website I first heard about Wednesday.
Their crack staff ranked newspaper reporter dead last— behind lumberjack and enlisted military personnel — in their listing of best and worst jobs of 2013.
Of 200 careers, my fellow print reporters and I find our ink-stained hands firmly grasping CareerCast.com's bottom rung.
"Newspaper reporters have fared poorly in the Jobs Rated report for years due to the job's high stress and tight deadlines, low pay and requirement to work in all conditions to get the story," wrote CareerCast.com's Kyle Kensing.
Even when you put it that way, I still think a reporter's life is far better than the sacrifices made by enlisted military personnel serving overseas.
The survey graded jobs across four broad categories: environment, income, outlook and stress.
The best job? Actuary.
It was followed by biomedical engineer, software engineer, audiologist and financial planner to round out the top five.
With spring upon us, I know there are a lot of high school seniors out there looking at their future at college and planning a career. What I would say to them is: Yes, it's OK to browse these rankings, but don't define your future by them.