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The Best Jobs In Oklahoma City

By Tony

8:00 PM EDT on September 3, 2007

Yesterday I came across this article about the best jobs in Africa, it got me wondering what the best jobs in the OKC area are. So I did a lot of research and a few scientific studies and came up with the seven best jobs in Oklahoma City. After the jump, I hope you enjoy's guide to the best jobs in the metro area.

1. Mayor

Not surprisingly, Mayor comes in at the top. You get paid good money to be the ruler of the city. All the men wish they could be you and all the women worship you. Also, I think you are commander-in-chief of the Oklahoma City military and can just go and invade whatever cities you want. If I ever get elected Mayor of Oklahoma City, Watonga is going down.

DOWNSIDE: Having to sit through all those city council meetings. Bo-ring!

2. Editor,

Unfortunately I coulnd't find any records of how much this position pays, but it doesn't really matter. The big attraction here is that you don't really have to do anything, or at least you don't have to do it well. I was unable to confirm that the current editor of was also in charge of the site re-design at

DOWNSIDE: Forced to work with Dean Blevins.

3. Make-up Artist, KOCO

The good thing about this job is that you get to work fairly intimately with Maggie Carlo and Jessica Shambach. Strangely, the launch of has not enticed either one of them to throw themselves at me, so I've decided to enroll in Beauty School and apply for this job. Please don't tell my friends because I don't want to get beaten up.

DOWNSIDE: Forced to apply make-up to Mark Rodgers.

4. Sports Journalist, Any Local Media Outlet

This job is highly sought-after because in this market there is no such thing as an adversarial relationship between the sports press and the people they cover. So basically you just get to rub elbows with local celebrities and give your opinions without much accountability. Unless you are a woman, of course, in which case you will be run out of town by the lowest rated sports station in town. But that's not all bad, because you will eventually be hired by ESPN (see: Lawrence, Amy).

DOWNSIDE: Likely to be humiliated by Bob Stoops after asking a question he deems silly.

5. Blogger,

Fish in a barrel. Fish in a barrel.

DOWNSIDE: Numerous bridges not burned, but napalmed. Also, telling women that you are a "blogger" is apparently not a turn-on.

6. Road Construction, Multiple Companies

The best job security in the nation. You are assured of having work for the rest of your life.

DOWNSIDE: People continually asking you, exasperatedly, "When is that damn road going to be finished?"

7. Segment Producer, KFOR

I don't know if you have noticed, but over the last year or so Channel 4 has had Lance West do all sorts of incredibly dangerous things. He's been dropped in freezing ice, shot with a stun gun, and even forced to watch that 1-800-2SellHomes commercial over and over for 12 straight hours. One of the higher-ups at KFOR clearly wants to kill Lance West off, so this job is absolutely perfect for those of you with a mischievous, creative streak.

DOWNSIDE: Having to listen to Kevin Ogle complain all day that "The Rant" is not as popular as "My 2 Cents."

I hope you have enjoyed this guide to the best jobs in Oklahoma City and that you take this into account when searching for your next place of employment.

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