The 6 Happiest & Unhappiest Industries To Work In Right Now

Posted February 12, 2013

Curious about which industries are the happiest? So were our friends over at Forbes.  At their request, we looked at more than 73,000 recent employee reviews to reveal the happiest and unhappiest industries.

*Drum roll please...* Here’s what we found:

Happiest Industries

RankIndustryCareerBliss Score
1Management of Companies and Enterprises3.918 out of 5
2Real Estate and Rental Leasing3.908 out of 5
3Utilities3.900 out of 5
4Educational Services3.890 out of 5
5Construction (tie)3.856 out of 5
5Public Administration/Government Agencies (tie)3.856 out of 5
6Finance and Insurance3.844 out of 5

Unhappiest Industries

RankIndustryCareerBliss Score
6Arts, Entertainment & Recreation3.790 out of 5
5Accommodation and Food Services3.775 out of 5
4Wholesale Trade3.737 out of 5
3Transportation and Warehousing3.734 out of 5
2Admin. & Support/Waste Management & Remediation Services3.714 out of 5
1Retail3.711 out of 5

Have a hankering for more career happiness rankings? 

Check CareerBliss' Happiest and Unhappiest Cities for Workers!

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