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Happiest and Unhappiest Jobs – Top 10 List

August 14, 2012

I am a big fan of keeping employees happy.  Keeping people focused, motivated and happy gives organizations the extra horsepower to grow, long term.  I recently wrote a post asking if your employees are part of the 70% that are unhappy according to the Gallup poll.  Now, we have results in a different way, perhaps not as scientific, as well if you study their methodology and know they are a job seeker website.

CareerBliss recently posted its list of the happiest and unhappiest jobs in America, 2012.  The Happy 10 and Unhappy 10 are as follows.  The results surprised me, as many revenue critical jobs made it to the bottom 10 list.  If so, you might consider asking your employees who have the job titles in the bottom 10, “are you happy?”  The motivation might not just involve money, but that will be the subject of another post.

Happiest Jobs – Top 10

  1. Software Quality Assurance Engineer
  2. Executive Chef
  3. Property Manager
  4. Teller
  5. Warehouse Manager
  6. Administrative Assistant
  7. Customer Service Representative
  8. Accountant
  9. Systems Engineer
  10. Construction Manager

Unhappiest Jobs – Top 10

  1. Security Officer
  2. Registered Nurse
  3. Teacher
  4. Sales Engineer
  5. Product Manager
  6. Program Manager
  7. Marketing Manager
  8. Director of Sales
  9. Marketing Director
  10. Maintenance Supervisor
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