These 12 jobs make people feel more satisfied


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. kid-success-learning-business-class-work-child

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:

  1. Clergy                                                                         
  2. Physical Therapists
  3. Firefighters
  4. Education Administrators
  5. Painter, Sculptors, Related
  6. Teachers
  7. Authors
  8. Psychologists
  9. Special Education Teachers
  10. Operating Engineers
  11. Office Supervisors
  12. Security & Financial Services Salespersons

Down at the bottom of the list, the 12 least satisfying jobs were:

  1. Roofers
  2. Waiters/Servers                                                  tired work stress
  3. Labourers, Except Construction
  4. Bartenders
  5. Hand Packers and Packagers
  6. Freight, Stock, & Material Handlers
  7. Apparel Clothing Salespersons
  8. Cashiers
  9. Food Preparers
  10. Expediters
  11. Butchers & Meat Cutters
  12. Furniture/Home Furnishing Salespersons

These jobs are generally low-paid and often involve manual labour.


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