Volcanogirl sent Popular Science's Worst Jobs in Science to me and noted that the #6 worst job in science is volcanologist, presumably because of its high death rate. As a consolation, at least I can say that she's not a #3 (kansas school teacher).
On a related note, S just pointed me to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
I should also note that my profession does not appear on the worst jobs in science list. At the moment I am ensconced at one of the West's grand lodges overlooking a spectacular view and eating (once again) too well and too much. All for a $60 registration and $80 hotel room. One of the major perks of being a student is cheap conference registrations.