If you've got a big brain, a yen for the indoors and little love of glamour or rawboned rigor, then America has just the right job for you, according to the publishers of "The Jobs Rated Almanac."

Ranked as the best of 250 American jobs is a career few children are likely to have heard of, much less name: an actuary. Next are computer programmer, computer systems analyst, mathematician and statistician.Typical, more glamorous children's career choices like being a dancer, doctor or astronaut also fared poorly in the almanac's overall listing because they rated at or near the bottom in at least one of the six ranking criteria.

According to the almanac, published this month by American References Inc. of Chicago, the worst job listed in the ranking was migrant worker, which rated near or at the bottom in all six of the criteria.

The second worst - commercial fishing - also was ranked low because of long hours, seasonal work, high government regulation and tough physical demands. That was followed by construction worker, roofer, seaman, dairy farmer, roustabout, lumberjack, cowboy and professional football player.

Here is the complete list of rankings of 250 American jobs evaluated. The list did not contain a No. 40 job because of a technical error, the publisher said.

The rankings were based on the following six criteria:

Salary - entry level, average median and advanced income earning potential.

Stress - life or death situations, immutable deadlines, problem solving and competitiveness.

Work environment - average work week by hours, job hazards, outdoors vs. indoors, working conditions and job duties.

Outlook - promotion levels, seasonality, employment growth and decline and unemployment rates.

Security - occupational growth, unionization, competitiveness, hazard levels and critical responsibilities.

Physical demands - type and degree of physcial activity stamina required and overtime.

1. Actuary

2. Computer programmer

3. Computer systems analyst

4. Mathematician

5. Statistician

6. Hospital administrator

7. Industrial engineer

8. Physicist

9. Astrologer

10. Paralegal (legal assistant)

11. Bank officer

12. Motion picture editor

13. Biologist

14. Technical-copy writer

15. Accountant

16. Civil engineer

17. Print editor

18. Pharmacist

19. Political scientist

20. Astronomer

21. Aerospace engineer

22. Broadcast newswriter

23. Physiologist

24. Insurance underwriter

25. Chemist

26. Librarian

27. Urban planner-regional planner

28. Medical assistant

29. Sociologist

30. Medical records technician

31. Musical instrument repairer

32. Electrical engineer

33. Broadcast technician

34. Meteorologist

35. Nuclear engineer

36. Employment-guidance counselor

36. Petroleum engineer

38. Chiropractor

39. Home economist

41. Anthropologist

42. Federal judge

43. Electrical technician

44. Mechanical engineer

45. Philosopher

46. Geologist

47. Lithographer-photoengraver

48. Agricultural scientist

49. Optometrist

50. Economist

51. Audiologist

52. Architectural drafter

52. School principal

54. Zoologist

55. Computer service tech

55. Postal inspector

57. Parole officer

58. Industrial designer

59. Purchasing agent

60. Museum curator

61. Tax examiner collector

62. Occupational therapist

63. Piano tuner

64. Speech pathologist

65. Oceanographer

66. Hotel manager

67. Historian

68. Dentist

69. Orthodontist

69. Stockbroker

71. Commissioned officer

72. Dietitian

72. Protestant minister

74. Bookkeeper

75. Advertising

executive

76. Shoe repairer

77. Medical technologist

78. Warrant officer

79. Psychologist

80. Archaeologist

80. Optician

82. Typist-word processor

83. Attorney

84. Medical labtechnician

85. Airplane pilot (commerical)

86. Barber

87. Rabbi

88. Physical therapist

89. Florist

90. Dental laboratory technician

90. Social worker

92. Architect

92. Computer operator

94. Dental hygienist

95. Newscaster

96. Medical secretary

96. Secretary

98. Buyer

99. Personnel recruiter

100. Flight attendant

100. Insurance agent-salesman

100. Telephone operator

103. Carpet-tile installer

104. Telephone installer-repairer

105. Bookbinder

106. Senator-congressman

107. File clerk

107. Teacher's aide

109. Market research analyst

110. Disc jockey

110. Jeweler

112. Respiratory therapist

113. Set Designer

114. College professor

115. Commercial artist

116. Catholic priest

116. Conservationist

118. Receptionist

119. Photographic process worker

119. Vending machine repair

121. Veterinarian

122. Occupational safety inspector

123. Wholesale sales rep

124. Podiatrist

125. Cosmetologist

126. Reporter

127. Electrical equipment repairer

128. Industrial machine repair

129. Registered nurse

130. Bank teller

131. Fine artist

131. Physician

133. Furniture upholsterer

134. Symphony conductor

135. Real Estate agent

135. Sports instructor

137. Book author

137. Shipping & receiving clerk

137. Teacher

140. Physician's assistant

141. Photographer

142. Ticket agent

143. Surgeon

144. Psychiatrist

145. Correction officer

146. Auto salesperson

147. Nuclear plant decontamination Technician

148. Osteopath

149. Cashier

150. Surveyor

151. Stenographer-court reporter

152. Salesperson-advertising

153. Baseball umpire (major league)

154. Cartoonist

154. Enlisted military person

156. Sewage plant operator

157. Compositor-typesetter

158. Diesel mechanic

159. Basketball coach (NCAA)

160. Undertaker

161. Heating, refrigeration mechanic

162. Cook

163. Home appliance repairer

164. Mail carrier

165. Communications equipment mechanic

166. Electrician

167. Child-care worker

168. Railroad conductor-engineer

169. Waiter-waitress

170. Tool-and-die maker

170. Travel agent

172. State police officer

173. Janitor

173. Machine tool operator

175. Office machine repairer

176. Precision assembler

177. Maid

177. Recreation worker

177. Retail salesperson

180. Aircraft mechanic

181. Fashion designer

182. Forklift operator

183. Dressmaker

184. Public relations specialist

185. Emergency medical tech

186. Stationary engineer

187. Police officer

188. Dishwasher

189. Bartender

190. Paperhanger

191. Cement mason

192. Guard

193. Astronaut

194. Automotive assembler

195. Drill press operator

196. Bus driver

197. Chauffeur

198. Machinist

199. Meter reader

200. Plasterer

201. Mayor

202. Auto painter

203. Singer

204. Race car driver (Indy class)

205. Glazier

206. Air traffic controller

207. Plumber

208. Musician

209. Jockey

210. Firefighter

211. Stevedore

212. Line installer

213. Practical nurse

214. Basketball player (NBA)

215. Auto body repairer

216. Insulation worker

217. Auto mechanic

218. Nurse's aide

219. Fashion model

220. Actor

221. Drywall applicator-finisher

222. Baseball player (major league)

223. Photojournalist

224. House painter

225. Choreographer

226. Garbage collector

227. Welder

228. Construction foreman

229. Carpenter

230. Boilermaker

231. Millwright

232. Construction machinery operator

233. Farmer

234. Butcher

235. Bricklayer

236. Truck driver

237. Sheet metal worker

238. Taxi driver

239. Ironworker

240. Dancer

241. Football player (NFL)

242. Cowboy

243. Lumberjack

244. Roustabout

245. Dairy farmer

246. Seaman (sailor)

247. Roofer

248. Construction worker

249. Fisherman

250. Migrant worker