CareerBliss Reveals Happiest Occupations List (Spoiler Alert: Journalism is Not One of Them)

love my jobSigh.

CareerBliss has released their list of the top 20 happiest occupations based on analyzing hundreds of jobs. We noticed a range on the list from contractor to finance manager but alas, media occupations are absent.

In fact, BusinessInsider worked with CareerBliss on this endeavor. The career site looked at 57,000 employee evaluations spanning more than 450 different job titles. The indicator of ultimate job satisfaction relied on eight facets: work-life balance, relationship with colleagues, environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture and daily tasks.

CareerBliss discovered the top three factors determining happiness encompass the people you work with, organizational culture and work freedom.

The top spot went to research and teaching assistants. As for journalists, PR folks and anyone in our beloved media industry? Um, noticeably absent.

Without further ado, here’s the list!

1. Research/teaching assistant

2. QA analyst

3. Realtor

4. Loan officer

5. Sales representative

6. Controller

7. HR Manager

8. Software engineer/developer

9. Intern

10. Team leader

11. Construction manager

12. Facilities manager

13. Marketing consultant

14. Contractor

15. Designer

16. Finance manager

17. Network engineer

18. Property manager

19. IT consultant

20. Retail general manager