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Dave’s Diary: We Are Our Happiest When Singing

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Who hasn’t dreamed of being a rock star? Up on stage, with microphone in hand and thousands of adoring fans cheering your every move.  Sounds like quite a life and apparently it is for singers of all sorts.  According to a new study out from that looked at job satisfaction, singers top the list as being happiest with their jobs. What’s not to love?! On the other hand those who deal with all your fan mail, the mail clerks and mail machine operators, excluding those who work for the U.S. Postal Service, are the least happy.  Maybe you can get them free tickets to a show!

Top 10 Careers with Highest Job Satisfaction Ratings:

  1. Singers — 91.7
  2. Municipal Firefighters — 90
  3. Aircraft Assemblers — 83.3
  4. Pediatricians — 80
  5. College Professors, Communications — 79.2
  6. Educational, Vocational and School Counselors — 78.8
  7. Managers of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers — 78.6
  8. Criminal Investigators and Special Agents — 77.5
  9. College Instructors — 77.3
  10. Therapists — 77.1

Top 10 Careers with the Lowest Job Satisfaction Ratings:

  1. Mail Clerks & Mail Machine Operators (except Postal Service) — 25
  2. Program Directors — 30
  3. Municipal Clerks — 30
  4. Food Preparation & Servers, Others — 31.6
  5. Maids and Housekeepers — 31.7
  6. Insurance Policy Processing Clerks — 33.3
  7. Hotel, Motel and Resort Desk Clerks — 34.4
  8. Food Preparation & Servers (including fast food) — 34.4
  9. Telemarketers — 34.4
  10. Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors — 35


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