Survey finds the 10 happiest jobs in America

WASHINGTON — School principals may oversee discipline in schools, but a new survey ranked the occupation as the happiest job in America for 2015.

Online jobs site CareerBliss analyzed more than 25,000 reviews from its users over a two-year period to determine the 10 happiest jobs in 2015, and school principal ranked No. 1.

The respondents rated their job satisfaction on a scale of one to five in categories such as support received, rewards received, growth opportunities and company culture. Also, CareerBliss weighed each category equally to determine a job’s overall rank, USA TODAY reports.

The survey only rated jobs for which it received at least 20 reviews. There were a total of 480 titles evaluated.

School principal came out on top. Even with demands from parents, teachers and disciplinary standards, principals have a rewarding and fulfilling job, USA TODAY reports.

Executive chefs ranked No. 2 because “successful head chefs have the pleasure of cooperating with a team to design and orchestrate meals using their own recipes,” reports USA TODAY.

Below is the full list of the top 10 happiest jobs in 2015, according to CareerBliss.

  1. School principal
  2. Executive chef
  3. Loan officer
  4. Automation engineer
  5. Research assistant
  6. Oracle database administrator
  7. Website developer
  8. Business development executive
  9. Senior software engineer
  10. Systems developer
Sarah Beth Hensley

Sarah Beth Hensley is the Digital News Director at WTOP. She has worked several different roles since she began with WTOP in 2013 and has contributed to award-winning stories and coverage on the website.

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