The happiest jobs in America:
Human beings want to find out out how to be happy! And since most of us spend so much time at work, and it’s such a big part of who we are, we particularly want to be happy at our jobs. From the study, which excluded top level jobs like CEO and president from the studyEmployees commented on ten job factors, including:
- “relationship with the boss and co-workers, work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, daily tasks, and control over the work one does on a daily basis.”
The surprise was which jobs were ranked as happiest. The top five, in order were;
1) software quality assurance engineer, 2) (tie) executive chef and property manager, 4) bank teller, and 5) warehouse manager.
The reaction was that all these jobs sound stressful and boring. So why are people in these jobs so happy with their work?
In this case, it’s all about the motivation, indeed the things we most want from work are “1. Autonomy – the desire to direct our own lives. 2. Mastery — the urge to get better and better at something that matters. 3. Purpose — the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves.”
And what do you think about your own job? Are you happy at work?
So, If you want to be happier at work, I’d suggest you to look for a job that provides opportunities to have greater autonomy, to get better at what you do, and to serve a purpose or fulfill a need that’s important to you.