Let’s talk about happiness – workplace, cities

 

Workplace Happiness—and Not So Much

 

What are the happiest and unhappiest jobs in the U.S. economy?   Put another way, what careers would you want to steer your children and grandchildren toward and away from if you want them to be happy during their work hours?

Recently, CareerBliss, a fulfillment-focused job search website that collects more than six million independent company reviews and three million job listings, has reported on the jobs that provide the most and least personal satisfaction.

Number one on the “happiest” list: recruiters, who basically sell the merits of their company to prospective employees.  After that, there was a strong tech theme to happiness at work.  The number two happiest job: full-stack developer—basically a programmer who creates customized web and mobile applications.  Research assistants, senior Java developers, Android developers, chief technology officers, lead engineers, lead developers, software engineers and chief operating officers round out the top ten.

The bottom job on the list was sales account manager, whose workers were considered a bit less happy than security officers.  Merchandisers, cashiers, drivers, maintenance managers, guards, sales professionals, machine operators and service technicians rounded out the bottom ten.

CareerBliss also listed the happiest cities to work in, and six of the top 20 happen to be located in California: Santa Clara (1), San Jose (2), San Francisco (5), San Diego (10), Los Angeles (11) and Irvine (19).  Portland, Oregon (3), Cincinnati, Ohio (4), Austin, Texas (6), Nashville, Tennessee (7), Boston, Massachusetts (8) and Washington, D.C. (9) were also reported to be high on the happiness scale.

Source:

https://www.careerbliss.com/facts-and-figures/careerbliss-happiest-and-unhappiest-jobs-in-america-2016/

 

https://www.careerbliss.com/facts-and-figures/careerbliss-2017-happiest-cities-to-work/

About Objectively Speaking

Tom Batterman, founder of Vigil Trust & Financial Advocacy and Financial Fiduciaries, LLC is in the business of representing the best financial interests of his clients. Having provided objective, fee-only financial management services for over two decades, he specializes in managing the investment and related financial affairs of individuals and mutual insurance companies who do not have the time, interest or expertise to manage such matters on their own. As an objective, unbiased professional who takes on a fiduciary responsibility to his clients, he guides clients to the financial decisions they would make themselves if they had years of training and experience and the time and expertise to fully research and understand all of their options. Founded in 2010 as an outgrowth of Vigil Trust & Financial Advocacy, Financial Fiduciaries, LLC is a financial management solution for individuals and mutual insurance companies who recognize they do not have the time, interest or expertise to properly attend to their financial matters on their own. While there are many financial “advisors”, most of them have investment products to sell and the “advice” they provide is geared toward getting their clients to engage in a purchase. As one of the rare subset of advisors known as “fiduciary advisors”, Financial Fiduciaries does not sell any investment product so its guidance is not compromised by conflicts of interest which plague ordinary advisors. Prior to his employment in the financial industry in financial advocacy and trust positions, he worked at a private law practice in the Wausau area in the areas of estate planning, tax, retirement planning, corporate organizations and real estate. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the UW-Madison Law School and has during his career held Series 7, 24 and 65 securities licenses. A longtime resident of the Wausau, Wisconsin Area, Tom is active in the community. He enjoys golf, curling, skiing, fishing, traveling and spending time with his family.
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