How satisfied are you in your job?
For most of us our job is not only our main source of income, but also an important life domain in other ways.
Work occupies a large part of your day, is an important source of social standing, helps to define who you are as a person and affects your health both physically and mentally.
A large US study by Dr Tom W. Smith, found the clergy are the happiest and most satisfied workers in America.
87% of them reported being very satisfied with their work.
They are closely followed by physical therapists, 80% of whom were very satisfied with their work and firefighters, 78% of whom were very satisfied
Here is a list of the top 12 most satisfying jobs:
- Physical Therapists
- Education Administrators
- Painter, Sculptors, Related
- Special Education Teachers
- Operating Engineers
- Office Supervisors
- Security & Financial Services Salespersons
Down at the bottom of the list, the 12 least satisfying jobs were:
- Labourers, Except Construction
- Hand Packers and Packagers
- Freight, Stock, & Material Handlers
- Apparel Clothing Salespersons
- Food Preparers
- Butchers & Meat Cutters
- Furniture/Home Furnishing Salespersons
These jobs are generally low-paid and often involve manual labour.
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