SPEAK OUT: Job Happiness
Let us know what makes you love (or hate) the job you do.
Everyone hopes to end up working in a job they love. But, figuring out which jobs will make you happy is the hard part.
CareerBliss compiled a list of the jobs where people were the happiest and most unhappy in America for 2012. The happiest ranged from software quality assurance engineer, to accountant, to electrician.
The unhappiest included security officer, registered nurse, teacher and sales engineer.
“Since we tend to spend more waking hours working than doing anything else, our work happiness is a huge factor in our overall happiness,” Heidi Golledge, CareerBliss’ chief executive, told Forbes.
According to American Community Survey data, in the past 12 months there were about 37,411 people working in education occupations and about 42,679 in sales occupations in Montgomery County, two of the unhappiest professions in the country.
However, there were also 63,595 people in the county working in computer, engineering and science occupations, which were areas ranked highly on the happiness scale.
The CareerBliss website lists factors such as boss and co-worker relationships, work environment, growth opportunities, compensation and work-life balance as affecting job happiness.
Do you love what you do or hate it? Do you agree with CareerBliss about which jobs will make you happy and which will make you crazy?
Tell us in our poll and in the comments.