What’s Our Opposite Job?

“The [U.S.] Labor Department keeps detailed and at times delightfully odd records on the skills and tasks required for each job. Some of them are physical: trunk strength, speed of limb movement, the ability to stay upright. Others are more knowledge-based: economics and accounting, physics, programming. Together, they capture the essence of what makes a job distinctive.

We’ve used these records to determine what each job’s polar opposite would be.”


What is your opposite job? [Blog post]. (2017, August 8). The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/08/upshot/what-is-your-opposite-job.html.

The opposite job of an editor is a model.

Editors use these skills the most Models use these skills the most
Communications and media
Ability to maintain balance
Near vision
Gross body coordination
English language
Trunk strength
Ability to reach with arms, hands and legs
Written expression
Performing general physical activities
Time management
Performing for or working directly with the public
Reading comprehension
Technology design
Fluency of ideas
Fine arts
10 Interpreting the meaning of information for others
10 Dynamic strength