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The Week contest: New Career - May 21, 2010
Come up with your own suggestion for an occupation — real or imagined — best suited to the decade ahead
 
What does the future of the job market look like?
What does the future of the job market look like?
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Welcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.

Click here for results of last week's contest: Fancy Coffee

Results: We asked you to come up with a description for a new job bound to be in great demand in the decade ahead. You applied yourself to:

FIRST PRIZE: Privacy Reclamation Consultant
Jim L. Reddoch, Portland, TX
 
SECOND PLACE: US Treasury Dept. Special Envoy for Kissing China’s Butt
Ashley Ryan, Catonsville, MD
 
THIRD PLACE: A lawyer who specializes in gay divorce who can moonlight as a tattoo removal technician
Stephen Davis, MN
 
HONORABLE MENTIONS:
 
Incumbent Employment Counselor
Robert E Miller II, Saugatuck, MI

Text Addiction Therapist
Holly Hanoyan and Carol Blackburn, Boca Raton, FL

Betty White's Campaign Manager
Beth Simon, Oakland, CA
 
“Lost" Explainer
Bethany Wheeling, Finksburg, MD
 
Cheating Celebrity Rehab Coordinator
Alan Parven, Commerce Twp., MI  
 
BP Defense Lawyer
Frank Letchworth, Knoxville, TN
 
Home Scrap Lumber Salesperson
Larry Fish, New York City
 
Cannabisseur
Patrick Richmond, Denver
 
President of the United States of Google
Rick Glass, Arlington, VA
 
Editor in chief, Daily Newspaper
Part-time; flexible hours; work from home; no experience necessary
Ted Nutter, Dover, DE

Bread Line Attendant
Amanda Black, Zionsville IN
 
Facebook De-lister
Chris Swenson, Princeton Jct., NJ
 
Brokerage Client Grief Counselor
Terry Davis, Troutdale OR
 
Veterinary Plastic Surgeon
Monty Stabler, Birmingham AL
 
Tweeter Tutor
Sid Burgreen, Garden City, NY
 
Tea Party Planner
Barry Kirshner, Boca Raton

Black Market Primary Care Physician.
Sheila Beckeman, Boston

Oily Seafood Chef
Raul Miranda, Boys, MD
 
Carbon Footprint Investigator
Amy Goodridge, Midlothian, VA
 
Social Network Surrogate
Preston Plous, Bethesda, MD
 
Pre-owned Space Shuttle Salesman
John Stinson, Springfield, MO
 
Jobsolete Archivist
Sam Lawless, El Paso
 
Health Specialist for Ages 200 & Over
John & Joyce Swartz, Saginaw, MI
 
Mobile Android Priest
Kiutus Tecumseh, Albuquerque
 
Gulf Coast Fish Psychotherapist
Stacie Parsons, Asheville, NC
 
Geriatric Obstetrician
Dave Hal, Pittsfield MA
 
Professor of Economics, University of Athens
Rick Stover, Salida, CO

 

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