The worst jobs in science?

Ever think you have the worst job?

Take a gander at these worst jobs in science.

A couple of examples:

Job #10: Whale feces researcher.

Job #5: Coursework carcass preparer


Maybe it’s just me, but several of these jobs don’t sound that bad.

Except the whale feces researcher.


  1. #1 Melissa G
    June 24, 2007

    I must confess, I am absolutely fascinated by the whale poop research. It never occurred to me that one could find it just floating on the ocean like that. It’s kind of like a treasure hunt!!! Only, y’know… grosser.

  2. #2 andrea
    June 24, 2007

    There’s no contest — I’d opt for the forensic entomologist job!

  3. #3 John Wilkins
    June 24, 2007

    It’s not the studying of whale feces that’s the killer. It’s trailing along behind them with a baggy…

  4. #4 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    June 24, 2007

    No fair, catching me on a rainy sunday like that! Must resist… shouldn’t make terrible pun… oh, frak; that was a whale lot of poo.

  5. #5 natural cynic
    June 24, 2007

    Those are only the physically dangerous/icky jobs. How about intellectually daqngerous jobs, such as science advisor to:

    1. Bush
    2. Cheney
    3. Inhofe
    4. Exxon/Mobil

    etc.; or researcher at:

    1. DI
    2. AIG


  6. #6 Joseph Hertzlinger
    June 24, 2007

    Does this mean Sykes in “Shark Tale” was wrong when he said that whale poop is at the bottom of ocean?

    I suppose you’re next going to say that a cartoon isn’t the most accurate source of data.

  7. #7 Bronze Dog
    June 24, 2007

    Except the whale feces researcher.

    Give that one to Strong Bad.

  8. #8 Dr Aust
    June 24, 2007

    So which of the US’s “20-odd” forensic entomologists is the inspiration for the CSI Las Vegas Gil Grissom character?

  9. #9 Old Ari
    June 25, 2007

    In one reference book, is a table of Compositions of Animal Milk. Included is tiger milk, now getting into a cage to milk a tiger….

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