How do you feel about your job? Does the thought of a new task or project at work sound fun, challenging, and exciting? Or, does it sound tedious, daunting, and exhausting? In his blog, author Alex Kjerulf says that unhappy workers procrastinate on projects, often sweat the small stuff, and generally don’t feel like helping others out around the workplace.
Data published on CNBC indicates that 15 percent of Americans are among those who dislike, or even hate, their jobs. The news publication names some of the most-hated jobs as technical support analysts, electronics technicians, and law clerks. Many of the jobs on the list involve long hours, a lack of opportunity for advancement, an abundance of customer and client complaints, or, of course, low pay.
One of the major factors that plays into our level of job satisfaction is our salary — we often associate our level of pay with how much we’re valued and therefore, salary is one of the top drivers for employee engagement.
Many of the highest paying jobs are in the medical field, where employee engagement is considerable higher than in other industries.
Whether you’re one of the many Americans who is unhappy in their current position, or you are the happiest worker in the office, factors, in addition to pay also play into your job satisfaction. Company perks and work environment have an impact on how much you like your job as well. This list of jobs generally offer a high level of satisfaction. It is based on general measures of happiness like work-life balance, job stability and security, pay, and opportunity for advancement.