The CareerBliss Happiest and Unhappiest Jobs of 2018

Posted April 27, 2018

What are the happiest and unhappiest jobs in America? To find out, our team at CareerBliss analyzed the key factors that impact workplace happiness from thousands of independent company reviews to derive a BlissScore, or overall job happiness score assigned by employees. These factors include work environment, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, reputation, daily tasks, and relationship with boss and co-workers.

Coming in as the #1 happiest job in America is Teaching Assistant, followed by QA Analyst and .NET developer!

The CareerBliss Happiest Jobs

Ranking

Job Title

BlissScore

1

Teaching Assistant

3.658

2

QA Analyst

3.652

3

.NET Developer

3.623

4

Marketing Specialist

3.464

5

Sr. Software Developer

3.454

6

Data Analyst

3.383

7

HR Manager

3.369

8

IT Specialist

3.364

9

Project Coordinator

3.267

10

Systems Analyst

3.245

Ranking as the unhappiest job in America is Accountant, followed by Security Guard and Cashier.

The CareerBliss Unhappiest Jobs

Ranking

Job Title

BlissScore

1

Accountant

1.788

2

Security Guard

1.836

3

Cashier

1.957

4

Supervisor

1.054

5

Server

2.061

6

Field Service Engineer

2.109

7

Customer Service Specialist

2.142

8

Buyer

2.161

9

Registered Nurse

2.192

10

Administration Associate

2.196 

As tax season comes to a close, many may wonder why accountants are so unsatisfied at work. Accounting can be seen as a sedentary role, and many accountants on CareerBliss.com noted that they worked long hours and felt they were underpaid for their work.

However, while the data indicates many accountants may be unhappy at work, there are accounting firms that are trying to change their office environments and grow their company culture. Accounting companies in San Antonio and Silicon Valley are offering start-up like perks to employees, including outdoor activities and events, wellness programs, flexible work opportunities, and gym memberships to keep employees happy and healthy.

“It is encouraging to see companies start to offer exciting and enriching benefits to their employees in every industry including accounting. Creating a happy, welcoming work environment is the first step in creating happy employees, and we hope to see more accounting firms follow suit in the coming years,” says Golledge.

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The CareerBliss Team

CareerBliss cares about your career happiness. That's why we offer a variety of great tools and resources to help you make better-informed career decisions. We believe that if you're happier at work, you'll be happier in life! Check out company reviews, salary information, career advice and, of course, millions of jobs on CareerBliss and choose happy today!

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