Is Your Job One Of The 10 Happiest In America?
How happy does your job make you? It seems like a simple question, but when you factor in all of the stresses that a career offers it gets a little more complicated.
CareerBliss.com set out on a mission to find the 10 happiest jobs in America, do you think yours made the list?
They had people rate 10 different factors, including their boss, co-workers, salary, and workload. They didn't include executive-level jobs, like CEOs, probably because the salary would skew the results.
Instead, they wanted to know the top ten NORMAL jobs when it comes to overall happiness in the workplace.
1.) Software Quality Assurance Engineer. They make between $85,000 and $100,000 a year to make sure software programs run the way they're supposed to before they're released.
The engineers in the survey tended to be satisfied with their company, and didn't have issues with their boss. The average score was 4.24 on a scale of one to five.
2.) Chef. Most of the chefs who were polled said they like the people they work with, and enjoy the actual work. It is mostly cooking, creating the menu, training the staff, and dealing with inventory. On a scale of one to five, the average score was 4.15.
3.) Property Managers. Their average score was also 4.15, and in general they were satisfied with their co-workers, and the work they do on a day-to-day basis.
Most property managers work for the owner of an apartment building, and make sure all the nuts-and-bolts stuff is taken care of.
4.) Bank Teller. Even though it's not as high-paying as some of the other jobs on the list, the average score was 4.14 out of five largely because of the people they work with, and because of the social element.
5.) Warehouse Manager. It's another job that doesn't necessarily come with a high salary. But again, you work with people all day long. And it got the same average score as bank teller, 4.14 out of five.
Those are the top five. Here are the jobs that round out the top ten:
6.) Administrative Assistant . . . with a score of 4.11.
7.) Customer Service Representative . . . with a score of 4.06.
8.) Accountant. . . with an average score of 4.05.
9.) Systems Engineer. . . with a score of 4.01.
10.) And Construction Manager. . . which also got an average score of 4.01.
So how would you rate your work? Do you agree that working with people usually equals a happier workplace?