THE top career for job satisfaction is being a dragonrider in the fantasy world of Nazgar, according to a survey.
Research by City & Guilds found that while landscape gardening and being a paramedic scored highly in terms of job satisfaction, none matched up to defending the people of Nazgar on a dragon steed.
Dragonrider Wayne Hayes said: “Patrolling the azure skies of Nazgar on a massive dragon is great if you like working outdoors and being your own boss.
“There’s no such thing as a typical day. One day you could be finding an ancient spell tome for a friendly wizard, the next you’re battling the orc armies of Baalath, Dark Lord of the East.
“You just don’t get that sort of variety working in a bank.”
Dragonriders need a good head for heights and must like lizards. Hayes also stressed the need for flexibility: “If there’s an invasion by an orc horde, then you could end up working the whole weekend.
“Battling the forces of evil creates a great team spirit though, and you get to meet a lot of elven princesses, who are pretty filthy if you can put up with them banging on about prophecies.”