Is it in software engineering or the exciting film-producing industry that have the professions with the happiest workers? As it turned out, a recent large survey, (borne out by a CareerBliss tally of 9,800 company reviews, on a scale of one to five) says both these industries are regarded to have jobs that make people pretty satisfied and happy.
In the order of their rankings the top five industries perceived to have the happiest employees are:
- The software publishing industry. It got the top score particularly on the evaluated subject of “people you work with.” This makes a lot of sense. Software developers are generally smart, very tech savvy while being imaginative at the same time.
- The electronic broadcast media industry (Radio and TV). With a rating of 3.9, bosses and colleagues who work in this industry are well-liked and respected. The corporate culture is well-appreciated as is the job itself, which is generally regarded as rewarding.
- The Educational services. To find this in the top 5 industries with the happiest workers is heartening. It means those teachers and professors we teasingly describe as being grouchy and crabby are actually happy teaching kids and teens and guiding them towards the right career direction. These are the men and women who devote their lives to teaching History and algebra and loving it because they find it meaningful. They’re intelligent and caring. They want nothing more than to make a positive impact on their students’ lives.
- Management of corporations and business outfits. For those no-nonsense guys, who are pretty much into turning organizations into lean and mean, effective machines and making great profits at the end of each year, it is in this field that they’d be in their elements. It is here they can have an extremely fulfilling, satisfying career.
- Motion picture and video producing industries. Evaluated pretty much like the top-rated industries, people who work here are happiest because they like their bosses. They like their peers. They like the way they work. Naturally, working in this industry can be an everyday thrill as chances are, you’d bump into Angelina Jolie or Steven Spielberg. The rush you’d get writing a screenplay that gets approved and produced, or designing costumes of 15th century Spain and getting nominated in the Oscars can be mindboggling.
And the industries or services where you’ve got some of the unhappiest people? At the bottom of the list are 1) Administrative and Support 2) Waste Management and, 3) Remediation services.
This is where you’ll find everyday secretaries and garbage collectors. These, by and large are pretty awful jobs where you get snapped at a lot, blamed for the mistakes of other people while going through days of tedious tasks as answering phone calls and typing letters. Growth opportunities? It’s a dead end.
The data that’s been made available here may help give you an idea on where you might want to direct your career. The important thing to remember is being true to yourself particularly in what will make you happy as you go about looking or assessing your current job. My happiness at work job is not listed there neither!!